gdgt

  • AOL Confirms gdgt Acquisition, Quests For tch Domination

    AOL Confirms gdgt Acquisition, Quests For tch Domination

    AOL (owners of TechCrunch) today is taking one more step to build out its content empire: it has officially confirmed the acquisition of technology reviews site gdgt — first reported by TechCrunch nearly two weeks ago. Gdgt itself is announcing the news on its own site, and a spokesperson from AOL has also confirmed the news to TechCrunch directly. Read More

  • Gdgt Refocuses As The Remedy For Overwhelmed Gadget Shoppers

    Gdgt Refocuses As The Remedy For Overwhelmed Gadget Shoppers

    Once, buyers were overwhelmed with choice. Now, they’re just overwhelmed with a choice of tools to help them choose. But gdgt, one such site, is hoping that it can build the ultimate solution for consumers looking to make smart gadget buying solutions, is launching new custom search tools it hopes will make using it to clear up shopper confusion a no-brainer. Gdgt is the creation of… Read More

  • GDGT Doubles Down On Product Reviews; Hires Former Consumer Reports Guy As Director Of Content

    GDGT Doubles Down On Product Reviews; Hires Former Consumer Reports Guy As Director Of Content

    Social product review site gdgt is announcing a key hire today as the startup continues to try to innovate on technology product reviews. Gdgt has brought on Marc Perton, the former Executive Editor of Online Media for Consumer Reports (basically the guy who oversaw the Consumer Report’s online strategy), as its new Director of Content. Perton also previously worked with GDGT… Read More

  • CNET In Talks To Acquire gdgt As Early As This Week

    CNET In Talks To Acquire gdgt As Early As This Week

    Back in 2009, TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington wrote that CNET (and parent company CBS) were sniffing around gdgt, the then-brand-new community/review site/blog by Peter Rojas and Ryan Block. While CNET was considering an investment at the time, an acquisition was said not to be an option. Oh, how time can change things. Two years later, we’re not only hearing that CNET is now in… Read More

  • Engadget Hooks Up With gdgt To Power Its Product Modules

    Engadget Hooks Up With gdgt To Power Its Product Modules

    According to a tipster, social product review site gdgt will be expanding its embeddable widget offerings, which have previously included Time’s Techland blog, to a more massive scale on our sister AOL site, Engadget. A screencap of how the integration will work, above. Like TechCrunch’s Crunchbase, gdgt will be syndicating its crowdsourced product data, user review data, Q&A… Read More

  • GetComparisons: A Tale Of The Tape For Anything

    GetComparisons: A Tale Of The Tape For Anything

    Nexus S or iPhone? Kindle Fire or iPad? Samsung TV or LG TV? When people try to make such decisions, they usually look for as much data as possible so they can compare choices. For many gadgets, that’s relatively easy because you can compare similar specs such as CPU speed, RAM, screen size, etc. But what about for everything else? That’s what the startup GetComparisons is… Read More

  • GDGT Gets Serious About User Gadget Reviews And Rising Above The Flamewars

    GDGT Gets Serious About User Gadget Reviews And Rising Above The Flamewars

    As a site for gadget-lovers, obviously a lot of people on GDGT are going to want to review the gadgets they own. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done when you have a blank review slate in front of you and can say whatever you want. So GDGT is switching things up a bit and streamlining these user gadget reviews. “We totally scrapped the first version,” co-founder Ryan… Read More

  • Its Social Product Graph Growing, GDGT Ups The Focus On CMMNTS

    Its Social Product Graph Growing, GDGT Ups The Focus On CMMNTS

    The core of gdgt, the gadget database site started last summer by former Engadget leaders Peter Rojas and Ryan Block, is its community. And online, perhaps the most important aspect of community is discussion. A new update to the service puts the focus squarely on just that. Previously, on the homepage, you would see a list of the most discussed products and companies, general discussions… Read More

  • MyCE launches community-driven gadgets review and news site

    Launching in beta today is MyCE, a community-driven network that aims to cross swords with the CNETs and GDGTs of this world when it comes to building places on the Web people gather to share news, reviews and knowledge about consumer electronics and gadgets. The site is a new venture from Amsterdam, The Netherlands-based RankOne Media. Actually, it’s not entirely new. MyCE is in fact… Read More

  • MyCE Sees Room For Another Social Network For Consumer Electronics Fans

    MyCE Sees Room For Another Social Network For Consumer Electronics Fans

    Launching in beta today is MyCE, a community-driven network that aims to cross swords with the CNETs and GDGTs of this world when it comes to building places on the Web people gather to share news, reviews and knowledge about consumer electronics and gadgets. The site is a new venture from Amsterdam, The Netherlands-based RankOne Media. Actually, it’s not entirely new. MyCE is in fact… Read More

  • Gadget-Picking Site Measy Goes Live

    Gadget-Picking Site Measy Goes Live

    As the holiday shopping season approaches many of us will be facing some very tough decisions: do we get the Asus netbook computer or the HP Mini, a Canon digital camera or a Nikon. A whole sub-industry has arisen to help consumers make those decisions with sites ranging from CNET to gdgt. Today, Measy enters the fray by trying to help you make that decision by asking you a series of… Read More

  • Measy Helps You Pick Gadgets With A Quiz (Private Beta Invites)

    Measy Helps You Pick Gadgets With A Quiz (Private Beta Invites)

    Picking out the right gadget to buy is so difficult that an entire publishing industry (Cnet, Engagdet, CrunchGear, GDGT) has grown around helping people sort through the process. A new site in private beta called Measy is taking a different approach. You take a quiz answering questions about what you are looking for in a digital camera, flat-screen TV, or netbook, and it comes up with… Read More

  • CBS, Amazon Already Sniffing Around GDGT

    CBS, Amazon Already Sniffing Around GDGT

    It’s less than two months old, and GDGT is already getting some high profile attention, and maybe even a few acquisition sniffs. One of our reliable sources told us today that they had reason to believe both CBS/CNET and Amazon were considering acquiring the company. After some digging, we’ve confirmed that CBS has considered investing in GDGT and that their subsidiary CNET has… Read More

  • GDGT Launches For Non Stop Gadget Action

    GDGT Launches For Non Stop Gadget Action

    Last summer we broke the news that Engadget editor-in-chief Ryan Block would team with former editor-in-chief Peter Rojas to create a new gadget startup. Today that new startup, GDGT, launches. Gadget lovers rejoice – this is a social site where you can obsess over those tiny bundles of tech joy among others just as geeky as you. GDGT (pronounced “g-d-g-t,” but I like to… Read More

  • gdgt Draws 4.7 Million Views During WWDC Keynote. Not Bad For A Site That Hasn't Launched.

    gdgt Draws 4.7 Million Views During WWDC Keynote. Not Bad For A Site That Hasn't Launched.

    gdgt, the new consumer electronics site founded by Peter Rojas and Ryan Block that was first announced in September, hasn’t even launched yet. But it’s already managing to to draw millions of viewers for its coverage of major events, like Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, which saw 4.7 million views in less than two hours. Of course, gdgt’s coverage was no match for that… Read More

  • Engadget Chief Ryan Block Confirms Resignation, To Start New Company With Peter Rojas

    Ryan Block confirms our previous story that he’s stepping down from the top spot at gadget blog Engadget. He will be launching an as-yet-to-be-named startup with Peter Rojas, Engadget’s former editor-in-chief (pictured left, next to Block), focusing on the consumer electronics space. We’ve speculated that the new site may be called Devixe and may include forum and social… Read More

  • Engadget's Ryan Block and Peter Rojas To Team On New Startup

    Engadget’s editor-in-chief Ryan Block will be leaving parent company AOL shortly, sources say, to launch a new startup. Partnering with him on the new company will be Peter Rojas, Engadget’s former editor-in-chief (pictured left below, next to Block). Block officially became Engadget’s chief editor in June 2007 (although he actually took over the site in early 2006). He took… Read More