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is a monthly American technology magazine published by Conde Nast.

Wired was by a group, led by Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe, that became known as Wired Ventures. In 1998, Rossetto and Metcalfe lost control of the magazine to a group of investors who sold it to Conde Nast.

In 1994, Wired launched , the first commercial web magazine, which eventually was renamed Wired News. Wired News was sold to the search engine in 1998, shortly after the magazine was purchased by Conde Nast. For eight years, Wired News was owned by a different company from Wired, despite being the magazine’s online presence. In 2006, Conde Nast , though the magazine and its website .

While Wired.com had languished over its last few years under Lycos, its traffic . The magazine’s over the past decade, though its in early 2009. They had , while digital advertising revenue equaled print for the first time. In 2013, it , a unit devoted to native advertising.

Wired Digital also runs the social news website — in 2006 — and the popular tech blog Ars Technica, a 2008 . Wired’s U.K. division also runs a .

While Wired was critically acclaimed in both the 1990s and 2000s, it under editor after the dot-com bust of the early 2000s, going from a strictly tech-oriented magazine to more of a .

Wired has been for its and , though it has also been for the split between its print and online divisions.

Wired in May 2010. The app was initially free, with single issues costing $3.99. The April 2011 issue was made free as part of a sponsorship deal with Adobe. In May 2011, Conde Nast that would allow in-app subscriptions for its magazines, including Wired. In-app subscriptions were available for Wired . The app had in the second half of 2012, putting it in the top 25 of magazines overall.

Assignment Zero

In March 2007, Wired , a citizen-journalism project focused on crowdsourcing in various areas of modern life. The project, run in conjunction with NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen, was large-scale crowdsourced journalism efforts ever attempted.

After encountering with its more than 800 volunteers, the experiment folded that July after producing about .


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