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Bath, Banes, United Kingdom, 2012/01/05 - Future, a leading publisher of digital media properties, announced that TechRadar.com, the U.K.’s number one technology destination, is launching in the United States - Futureplc.com. LSE: FUTR
The new site will provide localised content, including news, features and reviews. Future is currently recruiting for a dedicated editorial team to work on the site, based in San Francisco.
TechRadar.com plans to launch its U.S arm in early Spring 2012 targeting tech-savvy, early adopters.
The U.K.’s number one technology site according to UKOM and Hitwise, TechRadar attracts more than ten million global unique monthly visitors, with U.S.-specific visits topping 1.6 million uniques per month, according to comScore.
“TechRadar has been the leading technology reviews site in the U.K. for the past several years, and bringing it fully to the U.S. has always been our ambition,” says Nick Merritt, Publisher of TechRadar.com. “It’s great to finally be in a position to do it. We’ll be building on our strengths with the most authoritative reviews of U.S. cell phones, tablets, hardware and software, and provide up-to-the-minute news, and valuable content catered specifically for the U.S. tech-buying audience.”
Future PLC (futureplc.com) is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today the company has operations in the U.K. and U.S. creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. The company holds strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. The biggest-selling magazines in the U.S., include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while U.K. business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. The company’s websites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar and MusicRadar. Future sells over 2.9 million magazines each month; attracting more than 34 million unique visitors to its websites; and hosts 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 89 countries internationally, making it the U.K.’s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.