Tom's Hardware

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Tom's Hardware
Web address www.tomshardware.com
Type of site High-Tech Online Magazine
Owner TechMediaNetwork, Inc.
Launched 1996
Alexa rank negative increase 651 (April 2014)[1]
Current status online

Tom’s Hardware is an online publication focused on technology that was founded in 1996 by Thomas Pabst.[2] Tom's Hardware is owned by TechMediaNetwork, Inc.

Tom's Hardware provides articles, news, price comparisons, videos and reviews on computer hardware and high technology. The site features coverage on CPUs, motherboards, RAM, graphics and displays, storage, and computer peripherals. Tom's Hardware has a forum and featured blogs. A unique aspect of Tom's Hardware is the "Build your Own" section where readers can learn how to build their own computers. It is published in several languages.

History[edit]

  • April 1996 – Website founded in the United States by the German doctor Thomas Pabst.[2]
  • August 1998 – The company publishes a hardware book in cooperation with Macmillan Publishers.[3]
  • March 1999 – Establishes testing lab in Pleasanton, California, United States.
  • October 1999 – Set up of Tom's Guides Publishing AG in Germany. Establishes testing lab in Munich.[4]
  • June 2003 – Italian website goes live.[5]
  • August 2006 – Tenth anniversary.[6]
  • April 2007 – TG Publishing, parent company of Tom's Hardware, is acquired by the French company Bestofmedia Group.[7]
  • May 2007 – Tom's Hardware and iRobot launch a contest for aspiring roboticists.[8]
  • September 2007 – Company rebrands TwitchGuru to Tom's Games[9] and Gear Digest to Tom's Guide.[10]
  • February 2008 – Presence-PC become the French version of Tom's Hardware.[11]
  • November 2008 – Tom's Hardware launches first worldwide overclocking championship.[12]
  • August 2010 – AfterDawn launch Tom's Hardware in Finland.[13]
  • July 2013 - Bestofmedia Group, parent company of Tom's Hardware, is acquired by TechMediaNetwork, Inc.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tomshardware.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b Boutin, Paul (May 2001). "People: Thomas Pabst". Wired. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Pabst, Thomas; Desmond, Michael; Barber, Larry (26 August 1998). Tom's Hardware Guide. QUE Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7897-1686-6. 
  4. ^ "bmp beteiligt sich an Toms Hardware". AktienCheck. 6 October 1999. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Ferrario, Andrea (6 May 2013). "Tom's Hardware è cambiato, vi spieghiamo il perché". Tom's Hardware Italia. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tom's Hardware Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with One-of-a-Kind $10,000 PC Giveaway". Bestofmedia Group. 16 August 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Ali, Rafat (8 April 2007). "IT Professionals Network Tom’s Hardware Guide Sold". PaidContent. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tom's Hardware Guide and iRobot Launch Create Challenge Contest for Robot Enthusiasts". Bestofmedia Group. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "TG Publishing LLC, a Bestofmedia Group company, Rebrands TwitchGuru to Tom’s Games". Bestofmedia Group. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "TG Publishing LLC, a Bestofmedia Group company, Rebrands Gear Digest to Tom's Guide". Bestofmedia Group. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Presence PC et Tom's Hardware vont fusionner". Presence-PC. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tom's Hardware Launches First Worldwide Overclocking Championship". Bestofmedia Group. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  13. ^ Pyyny, Petteri (20 August 2010). "AfterDawn starts publishing Tom's Hardware in Nordic countries". AfterDawn. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  14. ^ Brooke, Eliza (2 July 2013). "TechMedia Network Buys Bestofmedia Group And Steps Up Content-Commerce Integration". TechCrunch. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

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