''The Register'' is a British technology news
co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee
, John Lettice and Ross Alderson.
The online newspaper
's masthead sublogo
is "''Biting the hand that feeds IT''."
Their primary focus is information technology
news and opinions.
Situation Publishing Ltd is listed as the site's publisher. Drew Cullen is an owner and Linus Birtles is the managing director. Andrew Orlowski
was the executive editor before leaving the website in May 2019.
''The Register'' was founded in London
as an email newsletter called ''Chip Connection''. In 1998 ''The Register'' became a daily online news source. Magee left in 2001 to start competing publications ''The Inquirer
'', and later the ''IT Examiner
'' and ''TechEye
[Walsh, Bob (2007). ''Clear Blogging: How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them.'' Apress, ]
In 2002, ''The Register'' expanded to have a presence in London and San Francisco
, creating ''The Register USA'' at theregus.com through a joint venture with'' Tom's Hardware
[Cullen, Drew (25 February 2002)]
The Register Comes to the US.
In 2003, that site moved to theregister.com.
[Cullen, Drew (24 February 2003)]
theregister.com goes live.
That content was later merged onto theregister.co.uk. ''The Register'' carries syndicated content including Simon Travaglia
[Adams, Andrew A., McCrindle, Rachel (2008). ''Pandora's Box: Social and Professional Issues of the Information Age.'' John Wiley & Sons, ]
In 2010 ''The Register'' supported the successful launch of the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space
, a project they announced in 2009 that released a paper plane
in the extreme upper atmosphere.
The Register also ran the websites ''Register Hardware'' and ''Channel Register'', which merged into The Register.
Readership and content
In 2011 it was read daily by over 350,000 users according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations
rising to 468,000 daily and nearly 9.5 million monthly in 2013.
In November 2011 the UK and US each accounted for approximately 42% and 34% of page impressions respectively, with Canada being the next most significant origin of page hits at 3%.
In 2012 the UK and US accounted for approximately 41% and 28% of page impressions respectively, with Canada at 3.61%.
''Channel Register'' covers computer business and trade news, which includes business press releases. News and articles for computer hardware
and consumer electronics
is covered by ''Reg Hardware''. ''Reg Research'' is an in-depth resource on technologies and how they relate to business.
Their stories are cited by major news sources
and also used for backup information.
Stories in other periodicals were based on their exposés. ''InformationWeek'' ran a story about ''TheRegisters story about a ''New York Times'' article
In September 2018, the Alexa ranking was #7,194.
Although they have reporters with first names other than Anonymous, one of their columnists signs as ''Anonymous Coward'';
some use their initials. [(by) TRT: ] [(by) HMB: ]
Intel chips flaw investigation
On 6 February 2017, ''The Register'' was the first news outlet to accurately trace a recently discovered flaw in Cisco (and other makers) gear to a serious defect on Intel's Atom C2000 series processors.
Around 3 January 2018, ''The Register'' broke news about Google's long-ongoing investigation into Intel's processor design, which revealed that a serious flaw in the design of their chips would require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world.
''The Register'' has written both headlines and stories that have resulted in a ''flame'' war with The Guardian, which, using the ''Private Eye'' nickname, the former refers to as The ''Grauniad''. Using a style illustrated by Gawker's 2008 coverage of Sun-Sentinel's involvement in a short term stock drop, ("''How Robots Destroyed United Airlines''")
The Register used headlines and wordings] to, ''The Guardian'' accused, "seriously misrepresent" a Nature paper in a controversial manner.
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