Techmeme

About Techmeme

In 2014, knowing what's changing in technology is required to understand the cultural currents and business events reshaping the world. If you've been watching the tech industry evolve, it won't surprise you that social networks enable political revolutions, brand new companies can acquire millions of customers in months, or the world's most valuable company built that wealth on products that didn't exist five years ago.

Techmeme is the foremost source for tracking these changes. By presenting a summary of the day's essential reports and analysis on a single page, Techmeme has become the technology news site of record for people both within and beyond the industry.

Curation

Techmeme accomplishes this the only way possible: by linking to stories from all around the web. Spotlighting the writings of reporters, commentators, and industry players from across the media and industry landscape provides the only effective means of offering a comprehensive view. And by doing this well, we spare readers the impossible task of monitoring an abundance of news sites, tweets, and status updates.

Origins

Techmeme was founded in 2005 by Gabe Rivera as an automated news curation service, like Google News, but focused on the leading edge of technology. Starting in 2008, we introduced human editors to complete the editorial process, and have now assembled the team presented on the right. Our experience leads us to believe that a thoughtful combination of both algorithmic and human editing offers the best means for curating in a space as broad as technology. Today, Techmeme remains independent, bootstrapped, and privately held, a point of differentiation in an increasingly complicated tech media landscape.

Advertising

Two unique opportunities exist for companies seeking to promote their products or jobs on Techmeme. More information is available here. Techmeme has never featured traditional banner ads.

Sister Sites

We have applied our automated process to other news domains. Mediagazer covers media industry news and is edited by a team of three. Two other Techmeme sister sites run on a fully automated process: memeorandum, which tracks political news and current events, and WeSmirch, which aggregates celebrity news.

For publishers

Techmeme discovers news sites through a process similar to that used to select individual stories: it analyzes links and mentions across the web. If you're creating enough buzz in technology circles, we'll find you. For more on what we look for, read this post.