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Wired buys back HotWired and Webmonkey

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After a few days we reported that CondèNast bought Ars Technica, it has also bought back the defunct developer site Webmonkey and the original online magazine HotWired from Lycos USA, who bought the web components of Wired Magazine and sold Wired.com in 2006. Webmonkey was closed by the previous owner of Lycos, Terra Networks, in 2004 and has been relaunched as a wiki. HotWired has nothing publicly disclosed on its […]

Wired Publisher Acquires Ars Technica

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With CNET being bought by CBS Corporation, TechCrunch is reporting and has confirmed that Ars Technica has been bought by Condé Nast, the publisher of Wired Magazine and the New Yorker. Ars Technica will run under Wired Digital, joining Wired’s online site Wired.com and Reddit (acquired in 2006). Pricing was not disclosed, but sources told TechCrunch that it was in the $25 million range, the same price when Condé Nast […]


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