TechMedia Network, the parent company of Laptop Magazine and Space.com, just added another hot techie vertical to its portfolio: Tom’s Hardware.
TMN announced today that it had acquired Bestofmedia Group (BOM), the parent company of Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s IT Pro, and Tom’s Guide. Tom’s Hardware is an uber-gadget-geek’s gadget geek site, with extremely detailed reviews of computer hardware. It may be difficult going for non-geeks, but for those who need to know which motherboard has the best performance or what the exact differences are between Intel’s Core i7-4960X and Intel’s LGA-1155 Ivy Bridge chips, Tom’s has built up trust over more than a decade of reviews and analysis. More recently, it boasted that its unique visitor count has grown 85 percent in 10 months, with more than 3 million “active users,” although it didn’t define the exact size of its monthly audience or what it meant by active users.