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TechRepublic is an online trade publication and social community for IT professionals, with advice on best practices and tools for the day-to-day needs of IT decision-makers.[2]

Type of site
Online magazine
Online community
Available in English
Owner CBS Interactive
Created by Tom Cottingham and Kim Spalding
Alexa rank Negative increase 2,509 March 2016[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched 1997
Jason Hiner
San Francisco, California, United States

It was founded in 1997 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States by Tom Cottingham and Kim Spalding,[3] and debuted as a website in May 1999.[4] The site was purchased by CNET Networks in 2001 for $23 million.[5]

TechRepublic is part of the CBS Interactive business portfolio alongside ZDNet, BNET, SmartPlanet and CBS MoneyWatch.


  1. ^ "TechRepublic Alexa ranking". Alexa Internet. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "CNET Networks About". Archived from the original on 2005-04-04. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Cottingham named regional entrepreneur of the year". American City Business Journals. 2000-07-07. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  4. ^ Erich Luening. "TechRepublic readies IT community site". CNET Networks. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  5. ^ Francisco, San (2001-04-09). "CNET acquires TechRepublic for $23 million". Advance Publications. Retrieved 2008-01-19. 

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