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is an international magazine publisher that specializes in lifestyle publications.

Conde Nast publishes many of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazines, including , , , and . It also publishes The New Yorker and Wired and owns the tech blog Ars Technica and the link-sharing site . It in London in 2013. Conde Nast under the division Fairchild Fashion Media to Penske Media for $100 million in 2014, 15 years after it bought Fairchild from Disney for $650 million.

Owned since 1959 by the Newhouse family’s and chaired by , Conde Nast has been known for several decades as one of the United States’ and publishing empires. Its profits typically have been low, though, because of its and .

Still, the company has and as a result of . In 2009, it closed several magazines including (whose website was by another Advance subsidiary), , and .

It also the 68-year-old food magazine Gourmet, though in 2010 the magazine was .

, Conde Nast’s advertising department has , similar to a full-fledged ad agency. It expanded into  in 2010 and in 2011.

Conde Nast in the mid-1990s. The company’s digital operations had long been run by CondeNet, which was in 2009 as all of its digital properties were merged into one unit. Until the late 2000s, the company placed on : As of 2008, only came from digital properties, among the lowest totals in the industry.

Conde Nast’s are , , and .

Conde Nast with the video site Hulu in 2009. It announced a in 2013 that allowed Amazon to manage subscriptions for its top titles and package them to Amazon subscribers.

The company in 2005 and gave its publications individual mobile sites in 2008. GQ was the to launch an iPhone app with a full replica of the magazine. Conde Nast for the app. The company also plans to into its iPhone apps.

Conde Nast was to announce plans for iPad editions of its publications, of Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Glamour. The Wired iPad app, at $4.95 an issue, in its early months, now averaging about a . In early 2011, Conde Nast raised the price on two of its tablet publications, GQ and Vanity Fair, to more closely align with newsstand pricing. In May 2011, it with Apple using its subscription model that would place several Conde Nast magazines in the App Store at $19.99 per year.

Conde Nast is also part of a consortium of magazine publishers, Next Issue Media, that on Android-powered Samsung Galaxy tablets in May 2011 and a for the iPad in July 2012. Conde Nast was also one of the with Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

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