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][3]

Type of site
Online magazine
Online community
Available inEnglish
OwnerCBS Interactive
Created byTom Cottingham and Kim Spalding
Alexa rank 2,509 March 2016[1]
Jason Hiner
San Francisco, California, United States

It was founded in 1997 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States by Tom Cottingham and Kim Spalding,[4] and debuted as a website in May 1999.[5] The site was purchased by CNET Networks in 2001 for $23 million.[6]

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. "TechRepublic Inc - Company Profile and News". 2019-07-15. Archived from the original on 2019-07-15. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  3. "News, Tips, and Advice for Technology Professionals". TechRepublic. 2019-07-15. Archived from the original on 2019-07-15. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  4. "Cottingham named regional entrepreneur of the year". American City Business Journals. 2000-07-07. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
  5. Erich Luening. "TechRepublic readies IT community site". CNET Networks. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
  6. Francisco, San (2001-04-09). "CNET acquires TechRepublic for $23 million". Advance Publications. Retrieved 2008-01-19.

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