Business Insider is an American financial and business news website
that also operates international editions in the UK, Australia, China,
Germany, France, South Africa, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan,
Malaysia, Netherlands, Nordics, Poland and Singapore. Several
International editions are published in local languages: Chinese,
Dutch, French, Italian, German, Polish and Japanese.
1.2 Tech Insider
1.3 Markets Insider
1.4 BI Sub-Saharan Africa
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Business Insider was launched in February 2009 and is based in New
York City. Founded by DoubleClick's former CEO Kevin P. Ryan, Dwight
Merriman, and Henry Blodget, the publication is a brand of Silicon
Alley Insider (began May 16, 2007) and Clusterstock (started March 20,
2008). In addition to providing and analyzing business news, the
site aggregates news stories on various subjects from around the web.
It reported a profit for the first time ever in the 4th quarter of
2010. In June 2012, it had 5.4 million unique visitors. It now
averages around 70 million unique visitors, monthly.
Business Insider also hosts industry conferences, such as
IGNITION, which explores the emerging business models of digital
media. In January 2015,
Business Insider launched BI Intelligence,
a subscription-based research service that provides data and analysis
on the mobile, payments, eCommerce, social, and digital media
industries. The site publishes numerous annual editorial franchises,
such as the "Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech
On September 29, 2015,
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE announced that it had acquired
88% of the stake in Business Insider, Inc. for a reported $343 million
(€306 million). After the purchase,
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE will
hold a stake of approximately 97%, and Jeff Bezos' personal investment
company will hold the remaining shares.
In July 2015,
Business Insider began the standalone technology website
Tech Insider, with a staff of 40 people working primarily from the
company's existing New York headquarters, but separately from the main
Business Insider newsroom.
In October 2016,
Business Insider started Markets Insider, a
globally-focused markets data and news service. Data is provided by
Germany-based finance portal Finanzen.net, another Axel Springer
BI Sub-Saharan Africa
In January 2017,
Business Insider announced that it would be launching
a new sub-saharan site in partnership with
Ringier Africa Digital
Publishing. Henry Blodget––co-founder, CEO, and global
Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider––said of the partnership,
Ringier ... is the ideal partner to help us bring to sub-saharan
Africa [our] unique voice and attitude.”
Business Insider's CEO and Editor-In-Chief
Henry Blodget is a Yale
history graduate who previously worked on
Wall Street until he was
banned for life from the securities industry because of his violations
of securities laws and subsequent civil trial, which ended with a $2
million fine plus a $2 million disgorgement and the permanent ban in
2003. Nicholas Carlson, whose past experiences include
Internet.com and Gawker Media's Silicon Valley gossip blog, Valleywag,
is Deputy Editor. Senior Editor Jim Edwards' previous position was
Managing Editor at Adweek.
In January 2009, the Clusterstock section appeared in Time's "Best 25
Financial Blogs," and the Silicon Alley Insider section was listed
in PC Magazine's "Our Favorite Blogs 2009." 2009 also saw Business
Insider's selection as an official Webby honoree for Best Business
Business Insider was named to the Inc. 500. In 2013, the
publication was once again nominated in the Blog-Business category at
the Webby Awards. In January 2014,
The New York Times
The New York Times reported
that Business Insider's web traffic was comparable to that of The Wall
Street Journal. In 2017,
Digiday included imprint Insider as a
candidate in two separate categories–"Best New Vertical" and "Best
Use of Instagram"–at their annual Publishing Awards.
The website has, however, faced criticism for its clickbait-style
headlines. In 2013,
The New Yorker
The New Yorker criticized the website
for prioritizing publishing speed over accuracy.
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