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The Register
The Register r.png
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URLwww.theregister.co.uk
SloganBiting the hand that feeds IT
Commercial?yes
Type of sitetechnology news
Registrationoptional
Available language(s)English
Created byMike Magee
John Lettice
Launched1994
Alexa rankpositive decrease 2,812 (February 2013)[1]
Current statusactive
 
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The Register
The Register r.png
TheRegister.co.uk Screenshot 02 August 2012.jpg

A screenshot from 2 August 2012
URLwww.theregister.co.uk
SloganBiting the hand that feeds IT
Commercial?yes
Type of sitetechnology news
Registrationoptional
Available language(s)English
Created byMike Magee
John Lettice
Launched1994
Alexa rankpositive decrease 2,812 (February 2013)[1]
Current statusactive

The Register (nicknamed El Reg or The Reg) is a British technology news and opinion website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee and John Lettice.[2] Situation Publishing Ltd is listed as the site's publisher. Lettice is the Editorial Director, and Andrew Orlowski is the Executive Editor.

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History

The Register was founded in London as an email newsletter called Chip Connection. In 1998 The Register became a daily online news source. Magee left in 2001 to start competing publications The Inquirer, and later the IT Examiner and TechEye.[3]

In 2002, The Register expanded to to have a presence in London and San Francisco, creating The Register USA at theregus.com through a joint venture with Tom's Hardware Guide.[4] In 2003, that site moved to theregister.com.[5] That content was later merged onto theregister.co.uk. The Register carries syndicated content including Simon Travaglia's BOFH stories.[6]

In 2010 The Register supported the successful launch of the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space, a project they announced in 2009 that released a paper plane in the extreme upper atmosphere.[7]

Readership and content

In 2011 it was read daily by over 350,000 users according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.[8] In November 2011 the UK and US each accounted for approximately 42% and 34% of page impressions respectively, with Canada being the next most significant origin of page hits at 3%.[8]

Channel Register covers computer business and trade news, which includes business press releases. News and articles for computer hardware and consumer electronics is covered by Reg Hardware. Reg Research is an in-depth resource on technologies and how they relate to business. Cash'n'Carrion is a shop for The Register merchandise.

References

  1. ^ "Theregister.co.uk Site Info". Alexa Internet. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/theregister.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
  2. ^ Grossman, Wendy M. (2006-06-02). "How online journalism got its UK start". Press Gazette (Wilmington Media Ltd). http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/node/34330.
  3. ^ Walsh, Bob (2007). Clear Blogging: How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them. Apress, ISBN 9781590596913
  4. ^ Cullen, Drew (25 February 2002). The Register Comes to the US. The Register
  5. ^ Cullen, Drew (24 February 2003). theregister.com goes live. The Register
  6. ^ Adams, Andrew A., McCrindle, Rachel (2008). Pandora's Box: Social and Professional Issues of the Information Age. John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 9780470065532
  7. ^ "Paper plane launched into space captures Earth images". BBC News. 11 November 2010. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11734084. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  8. ^ a b "The Register", www.abc.org.uk (Audit Bureau of Circulations Limited), http://www.abc.org.uk/Certificates/17591287.pdf, retrieved 19 January 2012

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