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The Business Insider

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The Business Insider
Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Online Newsroom
Available language(s) English
Owner Business Insider Inc.
Editor Henry Blodget
Launched February 2009
Alexa rank positive decrease 287 (November 2013)[1]
Current status Active

Business Insider is a U.S. business and technology news website launched in February 2009 and based in New York City. Founded by DoubleClick Founder and former C.E.O. Kevin P. Ryan, it is the overarching brand in which Silicon Alley Insider (launched May 16, 2007) and Clusterstock (launched March 20, 2008) verticals fall beneath.[2] The site provides and analyzes business news and acts as an aggregator of top news stories from around the web. Its original works are sometimes cited by other, larger, publications such as The New York Times[3] and domestic news outlets like NPR.[4] The online newsroom currently employs a staff of 50, and the site reported a profit for the first time ever in the 4th quarter of 2010.[5] In June 2012 it had 5.4 million unique visitors.[6]

Business Insider hosts industry conferences including IGNITION,[7] which explores the emerging business models of digital media. In January 2012, Business Insider launched BI Intelligence,[8] a subscription research service that provides data and analysis of the mobile industry. The site each year publishes editorial franchises such as the "Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies".[9]


The site editors vary greatly in background. Henry Blodget, a Yale graduate who previously worked on Wall Street before being censured and barred from the securities industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission,[10] is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief. Executive editor Joe Weisenthal has worked as an analyst and writer for a series of dotcoms,[11] such as Techdirt. Deputy editor Nicholas Carlson previously worked at and Gawker Media's Silicon Valley gossip blog, Valleywag. Senior editor Jim Edwards was previously managing editor at Adweek.


Business Insider was named to the Inc. 500 in 2012. The Clusterstock section appeared in the Time article "Best 25 Financial Blogs",[12] and the Silicon Alley Insider section in the PC Magazine article "Our Favorite Blogs 2009".[13] Business Insider was an official Webby honoree for Best Business blog in 2009.[14]


External links

  • Business Insider homepage
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