1.1 Current version (2009-present) 1.2 Earlier version (mid-1990s)
2 Wired Conference 3 References 4 External links
Current version (2009-present)
The current version of the magazine was launched in April 2009, and
was the second international version of Wired, after the launch of
Wired Italia in March 2009. In November 2009, the British Society of
Magazine Editors awarded Launch of the Year to former Wired editor
David Rowan. Wired's former deputy editor, Greg Williams took over
from Rowan as editor in January 2017. Michael Rundle (formerly of
Huffington Post UK) took over from
Cover of the April 1995 launch issue.
The magazine's current incarnation follows an earlier attempt at a
British edition of Wired which ran from April 1995 until March
1997. It was initially created as a joint venture with the Guardian
Media Group and Wired US's then owners, Wired Ventures, but that
incarnation lasted only three or four issues, due to a culture
clash between the two parties and low sales figures of 25,000
per month. Wired Ventures then ran the UK edition alone, with an
almost entirely new staff, until the magazine was closed with the
March 1997 issue, when sales were at 40,000 magazines per month.
Wired UK, together with Telefonica, held a two-day event on 25–26
October 2012 at The Brewery in London. The conference was designed to
"explore the ideas, innovations and people that are reshaping our
world". Among its speakers were David Karp, founder of
microblogging platform Tumblr, and Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian-American
freelance journalist and commentator.
Wired 2011, hosted between 13–14 October at the St. Pancras
Wired 2015, hosted at
^ Desk, News (13 February 2014). "ABC Results: Publisher Reaction".
Press Gazette. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
^ "David Rowan - Personally Speaking Bureau". Retrieved 27 April
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