About 9to5

At 9to5, we make great efforts to be a top influencer in the tech community by consistently breaking exclusive news and being the first to report on relevant information to our readers.

We deliver breaking information in digestible format peppered with commentary, wit and a deep understanding of the subject matter being discussed.

It isn’t just enough to inform, but our posts strive to be interesting and entertaining as well complimented with compelling, high quality imagery and video.

9to5 is consistently at the top of the Techmeme leaderboard in our fields as well as top technology sites in Technorati and we have an excellent Tracour record. 9to5 reporters have won numerous awards and marks of recognition in journalism.

9to5 writers never receive any kind of compensation from the companies we cover (note: we use industry standard Adsense ads).

Reviews:

9to5 reviewers are never paid for reviews but we often receive free review units and complementary instruction on usage. 9to5 only run reviews of hardware and software that we deem interesting to our audience and worth looking at.  (This is the reason you don’t often see poor reviews on 9to5 sites – if we review something we don’t like or find interesting, we usually won’t post it. We don’t want to waste your time!)

Affiliate linking: We use affiliate links whenever possible (9to5 sites run software that adds affiliate tags to any outside linking as a revenue generating mechanism – you support 9to5 by using our links to buy products).

9to5Toys.com is primarily a shopping deals and news site where we aim to be first posting original news on new gear and notable price drops. 9to5Toys also aggregates relevant technology deals from leaders in this industry including StackSocial and MacUpdate.

History:

9to5Mac was born in 2007 between the announcement and the launch of the iPhone from Seth Weintraub’s Paris apartment. Weintraub was taking sabbatical from Mac IT development work while his wife was given a fellowship to study in France. The blog was a way to keep up with technology developments and nurture a writing career that was also taking shape at Computerworld, an IDG publication.

Mark Gurman joined the team when the logo still contained the coffee mug (right).

9to5 became a full time career in 2011 when Weintraub left Fortune Magazine, started up 9to5Toys.com and 9to5Google.com and continued ramping up with additional editors and reporters.

9to5Forums.com was started with the help of VanillaForums.com in 2012 and serves not only as vibrant user community but also as a commenting system on posts.

Now 9to5Mac averages over a half million pageviews a day and while the other 9to5 sites don’t yet drive as much traffic, they are growing quickly.

Writing about technology for a living is a dream come true!

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