SAN FRANCISCO – April 3, 2012 – Future US, a leading publisher of technology and gaming media properties, today launches TechRadar.com in the U.S. Covering the latest new technology, the site will deliver localized content, including in-depth reviews, news, features, opinion pieces and more.
William O’Neal will lead the U.S. editorial team at TechRadar.com, which will be based out of the Future US headquarters in San Francisco, CA. O’Neal brings extensive experience in the technology and gaming spaces, most recently serving as Editor-in-Chief of @GAMER. He was also technical editor of Computer Gaming World and ComputerLife magazines – and senior editor of mobile at CNET.com. In addition, O’Neal served two years as the gadget and technology correspondent on G4TV’s “Attack of the Show”.
As the U.K.’s #1 technology website (according to UKOM and Hitwise), TechRadar attracts more than ten million unique monthly visitors, with U.S.-specific visits topping 2.9 million unique visitors per month.
“Building upon the proven success of TechRadar.com in the UK, we are extremely excited to introduce the site to a U.S. audience,” said Kelley Corten, Vice President of Consumer Media at Future US. “TechRadar.com promises to deliver detailed and fully tested reviews at every stage of the product cycle, helping consumers make informed buying decisions.”
Advertisers have been awaiting the U.S. launch, and Samsung has signed on as one of the official launch sponsors.
For a sneak peek video of TechRadar.com, please click here.
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 specialist publications, apps, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in Games, Film, Music, Technology, Cycling, Crafts and Automotive. Our biggest-selling products include TechRadar, T3, Total Film, BikeRadar, MusicRadar, Classic Rock, GamesRadar and Official Xbox Magazine. TechRadar is the UK’s number one consumer technology website. Future sells 2.9 million magazines each month; we attract more than 34 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future is the Association of Online Publishers’ Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year.