Type of site
Online magazine
Online community
Available in English
Owner CBS Interactive
Created by Tom Cottingham and Kim Spalding
Alexa rank Negative increase 2,509 March 2016[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched 1997
Jason Hiner
San Francisco, California, United States

TechRepublic is an online trade publication and social community for IT professionals, with advice on best practices and tools for the day-to-day needs of IT decision-makers.[2]

It was founded in 1997 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States by Tom Cottingham and Kim Spalding,[3] and debuted as a website in May 1999.[4] The site was purchased by CNET Networks in 2001 for $23 million.[5]

TechRepublic is part of the CBS Interactive business portfolio alongside ZDNet, BNET, SmartPlanet and CBS MoneyWatch.


  1. "TechRepublic Alexa ranking". Alexa Internet. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  2. "CNET Networks About". Retrieved 2008-02-11.
  3. "Cottingham named regional entrepreneur of the year". American City Business Journals. 2000-07-07. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
  4. Erich Luening. "TechRepublic readies IT community site". CNET Networks. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
  5. Francisco, San (2001-04-09). "CNET acquires TechRepublic for $23 million". Advance Publications. Retrieved 2008-01-19.

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