Feeds

Sharky Extreme falls into Internet.com's clutches

Willingly, of course

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Internet.com has bought Sharky Extreme, the US-based PC hardware review site with a gaming bent, for an undisclosed sum. Sharky Extreme increases Internet.com's traffic by ten million page impressions per month, taking the new owners aggregate total up to 90 million page impressions. It's unclear whether the numbers of pages served in November cited in the press release announcing the acquisition, refers to raw figures, or ABC-filtered figures. But Sharky informs us that the latter is the case. (To give you some idea of the difference, The Register serves around ten million pages per month, but strip out page request from the spiders, the proxies, the search engines and page impressions fall to under seven million.) Set up in 1998 by British journalist Alex 'Sharky' Ross, Sharky Extreme received a useful leg-up at the beginning in the form of an endorsement and promotion from Tom's Hardware Guide, the granddaddy hardware site of them all. That affiliation didn't appear to last so long, but in any case, Sharky Extreme quickly grew big enough to stand on its own two feet. A clutch of cult computing sites have found new owners in recent months. In October, Internet.com bought Linux Today and Linux Central -- price undisclosed In June, Andover.Net bought Slashdot for $12 million in mostly deferred cash and stock and in October, it bought Freshmeat. In August, Earthweb bought hardware site Sysopt.com and Windows resource site Code Guru for $12.4 million in cash and stock. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.