TopTenReviews announced on Monday October 26th that it had acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition is the popular comic book news and commentary website Newsarama.com. Websites Space.com and LiveScience.com were also part of the acquisition. Hmm.. maybe we should have thought something was up when longtime editor in chief Matt Brady left the ‘rama this summer.
TopTenREVIEWS, the 4th largest technology news site according to September 2009 U.S., joins Space.com, LiveScience and Newsarama as TechMediaNetwork properties, a network encompassing technology, science and entertainment. Combined, 12.2 million people visit TechMediaNetwork sites each month.
TopTenReviews a privately held technology review Web site covering software, Web services, consumer electronics and entertainment, offering millions of reviews in more than 350 categories. With Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com, TopTenReviews expands its coverage to include news and information about technology, science and comic genre entertainment, in addition to content about purchasing the best technology and entertainment products.
“This acquisition expands TopTenREVIEWS coverage as a trusted technology adviser and strengthens the company as a source of technology news,” said TopTenREVIEWS founder and CEO Jerry Ropelato. “We see strong potential for growth in traffic and revenue as a result of the synergy between the sites.”
TopTenReviews will expand its coverage of consumer reviews to include products and services related to the new properties. Which seems to point to TopTenReviews.com starting graphic novel and comic book reviews? Newsarama is also home to some of the worst forums this side of Aintitcool News. If you’re bored and have a few hours to kill go and troll and look at some of this inanity that goes on over there, it’s actually sort of fun.
So Congrats to Newsarama, hopefully this will lead to bigger and better things.