10 Facts About Ars Technica

1. Ars Technica is a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society, created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.

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2. Ars Technica was privately owned until May 2008, when it was sold to Conde Nast Digital, the online division of Conde Nast Publications.

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3. Writers for Ars Technica were geographically distributed across the United States at the time; Fisher lived in his parents' house in Boston, Stokes in Chicago, and the other writers in their respective cities.

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4. On May 19, 2008, Ars Technica was sold to Conde Nast Digital, the online division of Conde Nast Publications.

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5. Ars Technica was added to the company's Wired Digital group, which included Wired and Reddit.

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6. On May 5, 2015, Ars Technica launched its United Kingdom site to expand its coverage of issues related to the UK and Europe.

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7. Ars Technica provided short commentaries on the news, generally a few paragraphs, and a link to the original source.

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8. Ars Technica is written in a less-formal tone than that found in a traditional journal.

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9. On September 12, 2012, Ars Technica recorded its highest daily traffic ever with its iPhone 5 event coverage.

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10. Ars Technica earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his PhD from University of California, Berkeley and worked as a postdoc at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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