By Evan Carmichael on January 17th, 2012
http://mashable.com – Mashable (Mashable Inc.) is an American news website and Internet news blog founded by Pete Cashmore. The website’s primary focus is social media news, but also covers news and developments in mobile, entertainment, online video, business, web development, technology, memes and gadgets. Mashable was launched by Pete Cashmore from his home in Aberdeen, Scotland in July 2005.
http://www.boingboing.net – Boing Boing started as a zine in 1988 by Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair, his wife. Issues were subtitled “The World’s Greatest Neurozine”. Associate editors included Gareth Branwyn, Jon Lebkowsky, and Paco Nathan. Along with Mondo 2000, Boing Boing was an influence in the development of the cyberpunk subculture. It reached a maximum circulation of 17,500 copies. Common themes include technology, futurism, science fiction, gadgets, intellectual property, Disney and left-wing politics.
http://www.gizmodo.com – Gizmodo is a technology weblog about consumer electronics. It is part of the Gawker Media network run by Nick Denton and is known for its up-to-date coverage of the technology industry, along with topics as broad as design; architecture; space and science. Joe Brown, current Editor-in-Chief.
4) The Verge
http://www.theverge.com – The Verge is a technology-focused news publication founded in 2011 by Joshua Topolsky and Marty Moe in partnership with Vox Media and its CEO Jim Bankoff. The Verge’s mission is to offer breaking news coverage and in-depth reporting, product information, and community content via a unified, modern platform.
5) Ars Technica
http://arstechnica.com – Ars Technica was founded in 1998 when Founder & Editor-in-Chief Ken Fisher announced his plans for starting a publication devoted to technology that would cater to what he called “alpha geeks:” technologists and IT professionals. Ken’s vision was to build a publication with a simple editorial mission: be “technically savvy, up-to-date, and more fun” than what was currently popular in the space. In the ensuing years, with formidable contributions by a unique editorial staff, Ars Technica became a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, breakdowns of the latest scientific advancements, gadget reviews, software, hardware, and nearly everything else found in between layers of silicon.
http://www.readwriteweb.com – ReadWriteWeb is one of the most popular technology blogs in the world, known for offering insightful analysis about each day’s Internet industry news. ReadWriteWeb was founded on April 20, 2003, by Richard MacManus and is now one of the most widely read and respected blogs in the world. Our readers are smart, tech savvy, engaged, decision makers; 46% have “significant input” or “make final information technology purchase decisions.” As one advertiser put it, “The real users of the Web read ReadWriteWeb.”
7) Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com – Business Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. The flagship vertical, Silicon Alley Insider, launched on July 19, 2007, led by DoubleClick founders Dwight Merriman and Kevin Ryan and former top-ranked Wall Street analyst Henry Blodget.
8) Slash Gear
http://www.slashgear.com – Dedicated to highlighting the latest and greatest in personal technology, SlashGear covers everything from cutting-edge tech gear to the latest digital lifestyle trend. Distinctive, informative and fresh, we’ll keep bringing you device information and reviews you can trust as well as thought-provoking commentary.
9) Laughing Squid
http://laughingsquid.com – Laughing Squid was founded on November 16th, 1995 in San Francisco by Scott Beale as a film and video production company, producing documentaries on the surrealist painter Alonso Smith and The Cacophony Society’s Portland Santacon ’96 event. In 1996 Laughing Squid launched The Squid List and for a while, Laughing Squid offered publicity and web design services, but then started focusing on web hosting in 1998. In December 1999 John Law joined as a partner in Laughing Squid as head of “special projects”, followed by David Klass, joining as evangelist-at-large. Laughing Squid features interesting art, culture & technology from around the web. It is also an independently owned and operated cloud-based web hosting company.
10) Torrent Freak
http://torrentfreak.com – TorrentFreak is a weblog dedicated to bringing the latest news about BitTorrent and everything that is closely related to this popular filesharing protocol. We are not a news aggregator, but focus on unique and fresh stories. TorrentFreak is where news and filesharing collide. We try to be the source of all the latest breaking news in the p2p world.
http://www.physorg.com – PhysOrg.com™ is a leading web-based science, research and technology news service which covers a full range of topics. These include physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and other sciences and technologies. Launched in 2004, PhysOrg’s readership has grown steadily to include 1.75 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month. PhysOrg publishes approximately 100 quality articles every day, offering some of the most comprehensive coverage of sci-tech developments world-wide. Quancast 2009 includes PhysOrg in its list of the Global Top 2,000 Websites. PhysOrg community members enjoy access to many personalized features such as social networking, a personal home page set-up, RSS/XML feeds, article comments and ranking, the ability to save favorite articles, a daily newsletter, and other options.
12) Search Engine Land
http://searchengineland.com – Search Engine Land is a news and information site covering search engine marketing, searching issues and the search engine industry. The site is led by journalist Danny Sullivan, who has been covering search for the past 11 years. It is published by Third Door Media, which also produces the Search Marketing Expo conference series and the Search Marketing Now webcast events.
13) Los Angeles Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology – The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliates include the Los Angeles Times, The Envelope, Times Community News, LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine and Hoy Los Angeles and reaches approximately 5.1 million or 38% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace. LATMG also owns and operates California Community News as well as Tribune Direct’s west coast division and is part of Tribune Company, one of the country’s leading media companies with businesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting.
http://www.gizmag.com – Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields of human endeavor – everything from computing, communication and automation, through social innovation, new ideas, inventions, and services to enhance life, work and play for people of all ages. Gizmag is entirely free to readers, listeners and viewers. Our income is entirely derived from web and email advertising however we don’t sell any of the products, ideas or services we write about, so when you see enthusiasm and passion, you know it’s not financially motivated. Similarly, we do not sell editorial or advertorial, or allow advertising to influence the tone or direction of our editorial. Our obligation is to our readership, not our advertisers.
15) Seth Godin’s Blog
http://sethgodin.typepad.com – Seth Godin’s riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. If you don’t know Seth, the writer of numerousbestselling books about marketing, you need to check out his ever popular blog.
16) Geeks are Sexy
http://www.geeksaresexy.net – [Geeks are Sexy], which was originally a personal project of a Canadian system administrator, was launched in October 2005 on a free Blogspot account. A little more than a year later, the site became too big to be effectively managed and exploited on the blogger platform. The [GAS] team then decided that it would be better to move everything to a more serious blogging solution (WordPress) on a paid hosting service.
17) Doug Ross @ Journal
http://directorblue.blogspot.com – The Semi-Official Fan Page for Doug Ross @ Journal. This is the somewhat official page celebrating the infamous, centrist blog that is always 75% snark-free (or your money back).
http://www.geek.com – Geek.com has been an online technology resource and community for technology enthusiasts and professionals since 1996. We feature the latest news and reviews of the hottest hardware and software, along with Computer Buying Guides, Features, and more. Geeks can feel at home in any of our topic areas including Apple, Gadgets, Games, Mobile, and Chips.
19) The Big Picture
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog – The blog is a compendium of what a Wall Street money manager is looking at, thinking about, and writing on. It is written by me (& the crew) for people ranging from investment professionals to media to anyone else interested in investing, markets, and the economy. It is, by design, laden with facts, statistics, and informed, data-driven opinions. We avoid the squishy, touchy-feely “I think/hope/want” type of fact free analysis so prevalent in the media and on Wall Street.
http://www.jalopnik.com – Jalopnik is a Weblog covering cars, car culture, and the automotive industry. Owned and operated by Gawker Media since 2004, Jalopnik emphasizes irreverent humor. Jalopnik contributors regularly attend media events and press conferences hosted by automotive manufacturers, which prior to the rise of the blogosphere in the 2000s, were limited to traditional media outlets. Jalopnik’s site’s Editor-in-Chief, Ray Wert, appears regularly on live news programs including CNBC’s On the Money. The word “Jalopnik” is a portmanteau of Jalopy and Beatnik.
21) Brain Pickings
http://www.brainpickings.org – Brain Pickings is the brain child of Maria Popova, a cultural curator and curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UK, The Atlantic and Design Observer, among others. She gets occasional help from a handful of talented contributors. Brain Pickings is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are.
http://LiliPuting.com – Liliputing is a news and information web site covering mobile technology with an emphasis on low cost, ultraportable computers including notebooks, netbooks and tablets. You can find the latest news, reviews, and bargains on mobile devices on Liliputing, as well as software tips and other advice for getting the most out of your gadgets. Also make sure to check out the Liliputing Product Database for detailed specifications on a number of netbooks, notebooks, and tablets.
23) Android Community
http://androidcommunity.com – Android Community is centered on the rapidly evolving world of open-platform mobile devices. Launched by R3 Media LLC, creators of SlashGear.com, Android Community works closely with entities like Google to stay ahead of the news curve and to provide the best source of open-platform mobile news and analysis on the Web. At the heart of the site lies the community which is composed of mobile and tech enthusiast and professionals, as well as, everyday consumers who are embracing the new technology. Android Community’s social networking strata allow users to do their own blogging, to network and join different geographic or interest groups and to share photos, art and more in the gallery in addition to connecting through forum discussion. Advertise on Android Community to reach early adopters, trend setters and real people seeking real practical technology solutions.
http://blogcritics.org – Blogcritics.org is an online magazine, filtered microcosm of the blogosphere, and a full service news and reviews source, covering all aspects of contemporary culture and society. Blogcritics.org is a new kind of online magazine, an interactive community in which writers and readers from around the globe talk about stories, issues, and products. If it’s happening in the world – from global political issues to obscure rock bands, from the latest best selling novel to the TV shows that aired last night – Blogcritics.org has it covered.
http://www.intomobile.com – IntoMobile delivers breaking news, information, and analysis on the latest mobile phones and mobile technology. IntoMobile is the leading and most read daily mobile technology news site that caters to early adopters, mobile professionals, technology enthusiasts, and technology consumers alike. Founded in late 2005, IntoMobile now serves a global audience of over 3.5 million monthly unique visitors* looking for complete coverage on mobile technology – making us the most trafficked mobile tech news resource on the web! The IntoMobile team consists of 10 experienced editors who take their enthusiasm for mobile technology and give it a journalistic twist. IntoMobile strives to provide readers with in-depth analysis, comprehensive content, and the best aggregated mobile news on the web.
http://www.psfk.com – PSFK is the go-to source for new ideas and inspiration for creative professionals. We provide readers, event attendees and corporations with fresh trends and innovation stimulus. Over 1,000,000 readers from the design, digital, marketing, media and technology industries come to PSFK.com each month to read and share the emerging ideas that our editorial team identifies and publishes. We also publish a series of ‘Future of’ reports which have been underwritten by organizations such as United Nations, UNICEF and Microsoft.
27) All Facebook
http://www.allfacebook.com – AllFacebook.com launched in May, 2007. WebMediaBrands‘ Mediabistro subsidiary acquired the blog from its founder Nick O’Neill in late 2009. Jackie Cohen became the editor in 2010. The blog covers Facebook and everyone who uses it, both individuals and companies; we provide advice, news and analysis.
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/ – WIRED is the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business, culture, innovation, and science. AdWeek named WIRED to its 2011 Hot List and made WIRED its first-ever “Magazine of the Decade” in 2010. It was named to Advertising Age’s A-List in 2010, received three National Magazine Awards for general excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009, and was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2011. Wired.com was named 2009’s Best Magazine Website by AdWeek, Best News, Business & Finance Website in 2009 by MPA Digital, and was a 2011 National Magazine Award for Digital Media “General Excellence” finalist. WIRED and Wired.com reach more than 14 million readers each month.
29) Conversations by Nokia
http://conversations.nokia.com – Conversations by Nokia is a site that tells compelling stories about the global cultures, technology and people shaping mobile innovation. Whether you’re seeking ideas about the next stage of technological evolution, tales about the power of communication, the latest news from Nokia, or views from the people in the know, Conversations aspires to be a must-visit destination. It is, also, a Conversation. We want to create stories you want to comment on and share with other people.
http://blog.makezine.com – MAKE Magazine brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. We celebrate your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. Published as a quarterly since February 2005, MAKE is a hybrid magazine/book (known as a mook in Japan). MAKE comes from O’Reilly, the Publisher of Record for geeks and tech enthusiasts everywhere. It follows in line with the Hacks books and Hardware Hacking Projects for Geeks, but it takes a highly visual and personal approach.
http://www.technabob.com – Technabob features new and unusual gadgets, gizmos, video games and other tech toys from around the globe. We try to offer something a little different from all of the other tech news blogs out there, digging under rocks that aren’t already uncovered, and always with a bit of wit and whimsy thrown in.
32) Geeky Gadgets
http://Geeky-Gadgets.com – Geeky Gadgets is designed to provide up to the minute daily technology news on the latest advances in the technology sector including software, hardware and gadgets from around the world. Geeky Gadgets features in-depth reviews on the latest devices with impartial coverage of the features and developments of new technology. As well as reporting on the latest tech and gadgets the editorial team are always willing to create their own concepts and even create working prototypes to see a concepts through to design, with a number of designs created from the simplest of materials becoming viral on the web such as the Pencil iPad Stand together with other designs. The Geeky Gadgets editorial team is passionate about technology, using and building computers from the earliest Sinclair computers to the latest cutting edge hardware. Geeky Gadgets is owned and run by Squarefish Media.
http://mobilesyrup.com – MobileSyrup.com is an independent resource on mobile technology in Canada – connecting to those who are mobile enthusiasts, professionals and shoppers. All content is Canadian – and written by Canadians. We provide daily market and industry news & reviews.
34) Yanko Design
http://www.yankodesign.com – Yanko Design is a web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design, covering from industrial design, concepts, technology, interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion. It’s about the cutting edge and the classic, the new and the rediscovered. It’s all about the best. Yanko Design reaches a rapidly expanding audience of approximately 1.8 million unique users, serving 6 million page views each month with 41,000+ total daily newsletter subscribers making it the world’s most popular & influential online design magazine.
35) O’reilly radar
http://radar.oreilly.com – O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
http://entrepreneur.com – Inspiring, informing and celebrating entrepreneurs since 1973. Entrepreneur magazine seeks to inspire, inform and celebrate entrepreneurs. We offer real solutions to the challenges you face as an entrepreneur, including tips, tools and insider news to help build – and grow – your business.
37) Social Times
http://www.socialtimes.com – Your source for emerging social networks. Social Times is a news website dedicated to covering the people, business and culture of emerging social networks like Google Plus, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Quora, YouTube and more. The Social Times was created as a way to leverage social technology to build the social technology industry. We serve as a centralized location to discover news and interact with others in the community, while furthering awareness of the products and companies that shape the social web. The Social Times is more than just a blog. Our events, mixers and conferences take place all around the country, with an online presence linking all physical events back to the website. We update our site daily with breaking news and videos, and serve as a hub linking our users to all types of media pertaining to the social web.
The Social Times is the single place online that builds the community within the web industry both online and offline, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.
http://www.trendhunter.com – Routinely sourced by the media, Trend Hunter is a source of inspiration for industry professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs and the insatiably curious. Trend Hunter has been featured or cited everywhere from MTV, The Economist, and CNN to the personal blog of Kanye West, tweets by Ashton Kutcher and tweets by Paris Hilton. Each day, Trend Hunter features a daily dose of micro-trends, viral news and pop culture. The most popular micro-trends are featured on Trend Hunter TV and later grouped into clusters of inspiration in our Trend Reports, a series of tools for professional innovators and entrepreneurs.
http://vr-zone.com – VR-Zone is a leading online technology news publication reporting on bleeding edge trends in PC and mobile gadgets, with in-depth reviews and commentaries.
40) Major nelson
http://www.majornelson.com – Currently the most followed personalities in the gaming industry and has the most active/followed account at Microsoft.
41) Cool Hunting
http://www.coolhunting.com – Cool Hunting is synonymous with seeking inspiration. Our global team of editors and contributors sift through innovations in design, technology, art and culture to create our award-winning publication, consisting of daily updates and weekly mini-documentaries. Founded in 2003 as a designer’s personal reference, we now have an international audience of like-minded creative people, who find our content on coolhunting.com and on our iPad app, follow us on sites like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to our RSS feed and email newsletter.
http://www.problogger.net – Who is behind ProBlogger? — My name is Darren Rowse and I’m a full time Blogger making a living from blogs like Digital Photography School and TwiTip – Twitter Tips. In 2002 I stumbled upon an article about ‘Blogging’. I didn’t know it at the time but that moment changed my life.
43) Nerd Approved
http://NerdApproved.com – Nerd Approved is a website dedicated to all things weird and interesting in the world of gadgets and toys. If it’s nerdy and entertaining, you will find it here.
http://www.ohgizmo.com – OhGizmo! is a frequently updated blog that focuses on gadgets, innovation and design. It sets itself apart by recognizing and catering to two personality traits shared by most gadget lovers: a keen sense of aesthetics, and an almost childlike hunger for amazement. What this means is that additionally to the usual gadget fare, you can also expect to find articles on elegantly designed furniture, ingeniously conceived household products and groundbreaking technology. And this every day, five days a week.
It is written by real people, who either do this in their spare time, or have decided to blog professionally. They are passionate about the things they write about, and will often give their unvarnished opinions, whether the public at large really ever cares to hear it. They are not hired by anyone, and the bulk of their income comes from the revenue generated through advertising. As such, they have no incentive to write positively or negatively about anyone. In the rare cases when they’ll get paid to look at a product and give their opinion, the articles are clearly marked as such, and the opinions given are still very much their own.
http://hothardware.com – With a current 18 year career in the Semiconductor industry, Dave Altavilla started HotHardware.com almost a decade ago on a vision from the inside looking out but with a passion for the wonders of system-level developments and performance that culminate into the next generation products of tomorrow. Cultivated with the sweat-equity of time spent in the engineering backrooms and offices of Chief Architects at Wallstreet bellwethers like Motorola, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and Nortel, Dave’s insight into the design and manufacturing of leading-edge technologies, brings a laser-sharp understanding of what it takes to deliver a best-of-class product to market. Dave currently handles final editorial responsibilities of HotHardware’s content, along with the site’s creative vision and business development efforts. In addition to product launch articles at HH for major OEMs, Dave is also a published author in technology-based print publications and is featured as a guest on the PC Chat radio show along with Marco. In his spare time Dave likes to spend time by the ocean with his young family or friends and keep mind-body fit via Korean Tae Kwon Do style martial arts.
46) Michael Hyatt
http://michaelhyatt.com – Michael Hyatt — I am the Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. This is my personal blog. It is focused on “intentional leadership.” My philosophy is that if you are going to lead well, you must be thoughtful and purposeful about it. I write on leadership, productivity, publishing, social media, and, on occasion, stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into one of these categories. I also occasionally write about the resources I am discovering. My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. If you are in a position of leadership—or aspire to be—then this blog is for you.
http://www.ghacks.net – Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular latest tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.
http://www.doobybrain.com – Doobybrain.com is a website about music, fashion, art, and pop culture written by Herman Yung. The website has been online since 2002. If you’re new here, dig around the archives.
49) Gizmodo Australia
http://www.gizmodo.com.au – Gizmodo Australia covers local technology news with a team of award-winning local journalists, and localises the best posts from the US, making sure to eliminate what’s irrelevant for Aussies. If you do want to access the US site, you can go to us.gizmodo.com/. Our coverage is sorted into 11 main tagged categories, so they’re easy to browse and locate: News, Mobile, Gadgets, Online, Computing, Cameras, Science, Entertainment, Geek Out, Software and Cars.
50) Digital Inspiration
http://www.labnol.org – Digital Inspiration, launched in 2004, is among the Top 100 technology blogs on the Internet out of an estimated total of 130+ million blogs. The purpose of this site is to help you take maximum advantage of the software tools and web technologies at your disposal so that you spend more time doing things your really love.
Digital Inspiration averages more than 3+ million page views per month and has been quoted in most publications including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Wired, CNN Money, Guardian, Financial Times, PBS, The New York Times and more.
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