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Type of site
Online magazine. News and analyses aggregator & blog
OwnerPlanetTechNews Ltd in association with UCL
Created byAlex Muller
LaunchedNovember 2011
Current statusActive is an online magazine which provides daily news stories in areas related to technology and science. The content is intended to be accessible to a broad audience.[1]

Launched in November 2011, is a University College London (UCL) backed website.[2]


PlanetTechNews Ltd, the company which owns the website, was founded in late 2011 by student entrepreneur Alex Muller.[3] Muller started the website after winning the Bright Ideas Award for Entrepreneurship,[4] while studying for his undergraduate degree in computer science.[5] reached 1 million unique visitors in March 2013.[6]


  1. ^ "Bigambition - Final Year ITMB student has set up his own website". Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  2. ^ "Justluxe - Science and Technology News with a Luxury Look and Feel". Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  3. ^ "CrunchBase". Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  4. ^ "UCL Enterprise - UCL Bright Ideas 2011 Winners Announced". Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  5. ^ "The Huffington Post - Creating Entrepreneurs Now on the Curriculum in London". Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  6. ^ "UCL Enterprise - Entrepreneur sees tech news website pass one million views mark". Retrieved 2014-11-21.