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Wired UK

Wired UK
December 2009 edition of UK Wired magazine
Editor David Rowan, Nate Lanxon (
Categories Technology, Business, lifestyle, thought leadership
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 57,497 (ABC Jul - Dec 2013)[1]
Print and digital editions.
Publisher Rupert Turnbull
First issue May 2009 (present form)
Company Condé Nast Publications
Country  United Kingdom
Language English

Wired UK is a full-colour monthly magazine that reports primarily on the effects of science and technology. It covers a broad range of topics including design, architecture, culture, the economy, politics and philosophy. Owned by Condé Nast Publications, it is published in London and is an offshoot of the original American Wired.


Current version (2009-present)

The current version of the magazine was launched in April 2009, and was the second international version of Wired, after the launch of Wired Italia in March 2009. In November 2009, the British Society of Magazine Editors awarded Launch of the Year to Wired editor David Rowan. Nate Lanxon (formerly of CNET UK) took over position of editor for in January 2010.

Earlier version (mid-1990s)

Cover of the April 1995 launch issue.

The magazine's current incarnation follows an earlier attempt at a British edition of Wired[2] which ran from April 1995[3] until March 1997.[4] It was initially created as a joint venture with the Guardian Media Group[5] and Wired US '​s then owners, Wired Ventures, but that incarnation lasted only three[6] or four[7] issues, due to a culture clash between the two parties[2][5] and low sales figures of 25,000 per month.[6] Wired Ventures then ran the UK edition alone, with an almost entirely new staff,[8] until the magazine was closed with the March 1997 issue, when sales were at 40,000 magazines per month.[6]

Wired Conference

Wired UK, together with Telefonica, held a two-day event on 25-26 October 2012 at The Brewery in London. The conference was designed to "explore the ideas, innovations and people that are reshaping our world".[9] Among its speakers were David Karp, founder of microblogging platform Tumblr, and Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian-American freelance journalist and commentator.

Wired 2011, hosted between 13-14 October at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, included guest speakers Joanna Shields, Managing Director and Vice President of Facebook EMEA, and Gil Hirsch, founder of[10]


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  2. ^ a b "Wired UK : A Limey Whinges". 1997-02-07. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Gallery of covers from the 1990s version of Wired UK | Technology |". London: Guardian. 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  4. ^ "Gallery of covers from the 1990s version of Wired UK | Technology |". London: Guardian. 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  5. ^ a b Bobbie Johnson, technology correspondent (2009-03-23). "The UK gets reWired: Wired magazine relaunches | Media". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  6. ^ a b c Arthur, Charles (1997-02-09). "Magazine of the US digerati fails to hack it here US bible of the digerati fails to hack it over here". The Independent (London). Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Kunzru, Hari (1997-02-11). "Too little to late for 'Wired UK'". The Daily Telegraph. 
  8. ^ Gyford, Phil. "Wired UK employees". Phil Gyford's website. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "AGENDA". 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  10. ^ "Wired 2011 conference comes to life this October (Wired UK)". Retrieved 2012-11-14. 

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