What Is Website Gizmodo? We Explain Here

Gizmodo is a website that covers design, technology, science, and science fiction. It was first introduced as a Kinja-based application as a part of Nick Denton’s Gawker Media network. Gizmodo also has the science fiction and futuristic-focused subsite io9. Now a part of G/O Media, which is owned by private equity company Great Hill Partners, is Gizmodo.

Peter Rojas, who was eventually hired by Weblogs, Inc. to establish their comparable technology site, Engadget, edited the blog when it first went live in 2002. By the middle of 2004, Gizmodo and Gawker were generating about $6,500 in monthly revenue.

Then Gizmodo began publishing in other places:

  • In order to republish Gizmodo in Europe, VNU and Gawker Media partnered in 2005. VNU added local European-interest content and translated Gizmodo’s content into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
  • Gizmodo Japan, a Mediagene publication featuring additional Japanese material, debuted in 2006.
  • This website, which goes by the moniker Gizmodo AU, has more Australian content.
  • HUB Uitgevers acquired the Dutch magazine licence in November 2007.
  • To cover British news, Future and Gizmodo UK created the website in September 2011.
  • A significant overhaul of Gizmodo took place in February 2011.
  • Matt Novak transferred his Paleofuture blog from Smithsonian to Gizmodo in 2013.

Gizmodo and the Gawker blog io9 combined in 2015. The io9 employees continued to work for Gizmodo and to publish stories on the website’s topics, which included science fiction, fantasy, futurism, science, technology, and astronomy.

Gizmodo was one of six websites that Univision Communications acquired in August 2016 when they acquired Gawker Media. Gizmodo has covered technology, science, and genre entertainment for 20 years with intelligence, accuracy, and frankness. Before Gizmodo became popular, it was totally online.

In Australia, the firm behind PEDESTRIAN.TV changed its name to Pedestrian in 2018 after Nine Entertainment combined it with Allure Media to establish the bigger Pedestrian Group. It also incorporated the brands Gizmodo AU, Business Insider Australia, Kotaku, and POPSUGAR Australia.