Gizmodo

Infobox Website
name = Gizmodo



caption =
url = http://www.gizmodo.com/
commercial = No| type = Blog
language = English, French, Dutch, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese
registration = No
owner = Gawker Media
author = Peter Rojas
launch date =
current status =
revenue =
slogan =
alexa =

Gizmodo is a popular [cite web|url=http://alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?url=gizmodo.com|title=Traffic ranking for Gizmodo.com|publisher=Alexa.com] technology weblog about consumer electronics. It is part of the Gawker Media network run by Nick Denton.

The blog, launched in 2002, was originally edited by Peter Rojas, but he was recruited by Weblogs, Inc. to launch their similar technology blog Engadget. By mid-2004, Gizmodo and Gawker together were bringing in revenue of $6,000 per month. [cite news
url=http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2004/06/01/370437/index.htm
title=What Makes Nick Tick? The smartest publisher in the blogosphere says there's no money online. So why doesn't anyone believe him?
author=Greg Lindsay
date=June 1, 2004
publisher=Business 2.0
accessdate=2007-01-27
]

In 2005, VNU and Gawker Media formed an alliance to republish Gizmodo across Europe, with VNU translating the content into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and adding local European-interest material. [cite news
url=http://www.marketingvox.com/archives/2005/10/07/vnu_to_publish_gawkers_gizmodo_blog_in_europe/
title=VNU to Publish Gawker's Gizmodo Blog in Europe
publisher=MarketingVOX
date=October 7 2005
accessdate=2007-01-27
]

In April 2007, Allure Media launched [http://www.gizmodo.com.au/ Gizmodo Australia] , under license from Gawker Media and incorporating additional Australian content.

In November 2007, the Dutch magazine license was taken over by HUB Uitgevers.

A Gizmodo blogger captured the first photos from the floor of CES 2007 [cite web
url=http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/archives/2007/01/07/gizmodo_claims_first_blood_at_ces_2007.html
title=http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/archives/2007/01/07/gizmodo_claims_first_blood_at_ces_2007.html
date=2007-01-07
accessdate=2007-01-27
] , and according to Reuters, journalists at the (simultaneous) Macworld debated whether Gizmodo or Engadget had the better live coverage of Steve Jobs's 2007 keynote. [cite news
url=http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2007/01/10/apples_iphone_steals_spotlight_from_rival_tech_show/
title=Apple's iPhone steals spotlight from rival tech show
date=January 10, 2007
publisher=Boston Globe
accessdate=2007-01-27
] .

Apple, Inc.'s Steve Jobs noted that Gizmodo was his favorite gadgets blog, further fueling a long-standing feud between Gizmodo and Engadget. [cite web
url=http://valleywag.com/tech/cross_promotion/steve-jobs-favorite-gadget-blog-264860.php
title=Valleywag: Steve Job's favorite gadget blog
date=2007-05-30
accessdate=2007-06-06
]

A videographer for Gawker Media, Gizmodo's publisher, disrupted several presentations held at CES 2008 [cite web
url=http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9848317-1.html
title=http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9848317-1.html
date=2008-01-10
accessdate=2008-01-11
] [cite web
url=http://gizmodo.com/343348/confessions-the-meanest-thing-gizmodo-did-at-ces
title=http://gizmodo.com/343348/confessions-the-meanest-thing-gizmodo-did-at-ces
date=2008-01-10
accessdate=2008-01-11
] by secretly turning off flatscreen TVs using TV-B-Gone remotes. This resulted in the videographer, Richard Blakeley, being barred from CES 2008, and any future CES events.

In September 2008, was launched [http://www.gizmodo.com.br/ Gizmodo Brazil] , with portuguese content.

References

External links

* [http://www.gizmodo.com Gizmodo.com]


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