Type of site
Online magazine
Online community
Available inEnglish
Created byTom Cottingham and
Kim Spalding
Key peopleBill Detwiler (editor-in-chief) Edit this at Wikidata
Launched1997; 27 years ago (1997)

TechRepublic is an online trade publication and social community for IT professionals, providing advice on best practices and tools for the needs of IT decision-makers.[1][2]

It was founded in 1997 in Louisville, Kentucky, by Tom Cottingham and Kim Spalding,[3] and debuted as a website in May 1999.[4]

The site was purchased by CNET Networks in 2001 for $23 million.[5] TechRepublic was a part of the Red Ventures business portfolio alongside ZDNet, CNET, GameSpot, and Metacritic.

On August 9, 2021, a Nashville-based technology marketing company, TechnologyAdvice, announced the acquisition of TechRepublic.[6]


  1. ^ "TechRepublic Inc - Company Profile and News". 2019-07-15. Archived from the original on 2019-07-15. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  2. ^ "News, Tips, and Advice for Technology Professionals". TechRepublic. 2019-07-15. Archived from the original on 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  3. ^ "Cottingham named regional entrepreneur of the year". American City Business Journals. 2000-07-07. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
  4. ^ Erich Luening. "TechRepublic readies IT community site". CNET Networks. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
  5. ^ Francisco, San (2001-04-09). "CNET acquires TechRepublic for $23 million". Advance Publications. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
  6. ^ "TechnologyAdvice buys trade publication". Nashville Post. 9 August 2021. Retrieved 2021-08-18.