BUSINESS INSIDER is an American news website that also operates
international editions in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, France,
India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nordics, Poland
and Singapore. Several International editions are published in local
languages: Chinese, Dutch, French, German , Polish and Japanese .
* 1 History
* 1.1 Acquisition
* 1.2 Tech Insider
* 1.3 Markets Insider
* 1.4 BI Sub-Saharan Africa
* 2 Contributors
* 3 Reception
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Business Insider 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 the overarching
brand of Silicon Alley Insider (launched May 16, 2007) and
Clusterstock (launched March 20, 2008). In addition to providing and
analyzing business news, the site aggregates top 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
Business Insider also hosts industry conferences, such as IGNITION,
which explores the emerging business models of digital media . In
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 Companies."
On September 29, 2015,
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
will hold a stake of approximately 97%, and
Jeff Bezos ' personal
investment company will hold the remaining shares.
In July 2015,
Business Insider launched 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
Business Insider newsroom.
In October 2016,
Business Insider launched Markets Insider, a
globally-focused markets data and news service based on Yahoo Finance.
Data is provided by Germany-based finance portal Finanzen.net, another
Axel Springer holding.
BI SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
In January 2017,
Business Insider announced that it would be
launching a new sub-saharan site in partnership with
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 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
charged with securities fraud in 2003. Nicholas Carlson, whose past
Gawker Media 's Silicon Valley
Valleywag , serves as Deputy Editor. And Senior Editor
Jim Edwards' previous position was Managing Editor at
In January 2009, the Clusterstock section appeared in Time 's "Best
25 Financial Blogs," and the Silicon Alley Insider section was listed
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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