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Wired Magazine (US)

The future as it happens

Wired is a full-color monthly American magazine and on-line periodical, published since March 1993, that reports on how technology affects culture, the economy, and politics. Owned by Condé Nast Publications, it is published in San Francisco, California.

It now has two international editions: Wired UK and Wired Italia.

Wired’s editorial stance was originally inspired by the ideas of Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan, credited as the magazine’s “patron saint” in early colophons.

From 1998 to 2006, Wired magazine and Wired News (which publishes at Wired.com) had separate owners. However, throughout that time, Wired News remained responsible for reprinting Wired magazine’s content online, due to a business agreement made when Condé Nast purchased the magazine (but not the website). In July 2006, Condé Nast announced an agreement to buy Wired News for $25 million, reuniting the magazine with its website.

Wired is known for coining new terms, such as “the long tail” and “crowdsourcing”

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