The publisher of tech news sites like TopTenReviews, Laptop and, TechMediaNetwork Inc., has acquired Bestofmedia Group, the publishers of Tom’s Guides, for an undisclosed sum.

TechMediaNetwork Chief Executive Greg Mason said the company plans to roll out Bestofmedia’s “community platform” technology across its portfolio of news and reviews sites, after combining the businesses.

One example of the community platform is seen on and, where forums–featured prominently on the home page–encourage users to ask and answer technical questions that aren’t already addressed by the sites’ staff-contributed articles.

Bestofmedia President Antoine Boulin said, “We think of ourselves as a kind of Quora or Yahoo Answers for tech, but we do it all within a content environment. There’s a lot of demand for expert-interactions like this in tech.”

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