20 of the Best Tech Industry Publications

In this digital-centric era, it’s essential to keep track of the constant changes and to have a clear idea of what’s next. Bookmarking a roster of top-notch resources makes a big difference. So, we’ve compiled twenty of the top sites we watch for tech news and cross-industry perspectives.

For this list, we leaned toward tech blogs and sites doing original reporting and commentary. Together, these publications provide an expansive view of everything that’s going on around the tech world.

Must-Read Tech Industry Publications

Ars Technica – Founded the same year as Media Temple, Ars Technica (meaning “the art of technology”) covers a wide-range of topics with a tech-centric perspective. It’s notable for its in-depth blend of news, analysis, and advice.

CNET – A longtime giant in the tech news space, CNET’s coverage includes news, reviews, and how-tos across a broad spectrum of tech areas. The large software download site Download.com operates as part of CNET as well.

Data Center Knowledge – Focused on the backbone of the web, this publication delivers daily news and analysis on the data center industry, including managed services, the cloud, power and cooling technology, networks, colocation, processor and server architecture and more. If you’re an IT or operations pro, Data Center Knowledge should be bookmarked.

Hosting Advice – Follow daily blog posts from web-hosting experts giving you the inside scoop on the industry and its developing technology and software.

InfoWorld – Technology decision makers can find in-depth analysis of enterprise technology, including specific topics like software development, cloud computing, machine learning, and more. Their network of journalists and technologists offer opinion, feature articles, enterprise product reviews, and white papers.

Mashable – Mashable is perhaps best known for covering the intersection of technology and culture. This leading online publication explores all things technology through news and reviews, expanding out into social media and entertainment.

The Next Web – Another sprawling publication diving into all areas of the world of technology, TNW suits a wide gamut of professionals and onlookers, whether you fall more toward tech, creative, or business. Find stories, insights, and events related to apps, gear, and all things tech.

Network World – For network and IT executives who manage business solutions, Network World provides a robust offering of news and resources. Part of International Data Group (IDG), the site digs into cloud computing, data centers, home tech, mobile and wireless, small business, and more.

PC Mag – A revered publication for well over two decades, PC Mag’s content revolves around a massive core of tech product reviews and analysis. Accompanying the product coverage is news, trend reports, and spotlights on company innovation.

ReadWrite – This media platform dedicates itself to tech innovation’s role in business, whether it’s the internet of things (IoT), blockchain, fintech, or the broader connected world. Their content intersects enterprise and entrepreneurs and ranges from practical security to visionary AI.

Smashing Magazine – Smashing is a creator’s paradise, zeroing in on the design and development side of tech. Build your skills around coding, design, mobile, graphic, WordPress, and more with its how-tos, best practices, books, and conferences.

TechCrunch – With an emphasis on startups and the business of tech, TechCrunch has built a reputation for breaking tech news and analysis. It’s also known for hosting the major tech conference TechCrunch Disrupt.

Tech Republic – IT decision makers will be at home with Tech Republic and its business-focused news and features. With sweeping news coverage, forums, and a library of resources on topics like big data, project management, and virtualization, there’s a lot to take in here.

Threatpost – No list of tech publications can be complete without attention paid to security. With malware and vulnerability exploitation always on the rise, Threatpost’s breaking news, feature reports, and commentary have proven an essential resource in keeping tabs on cybersecurity and cloud security.

Venture Beat – Taking pride in its coverage of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Venture Beat gears its technology reporting toward tech executives, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts. Find news and perspective on innovation across the cloud, mobile, small business, enterprise, and more.

The Verge – The tech-centric arm of Vox Media, The Verge’s central tenet is that technology has migrated from the fringes to the center of everyday life. And its coverage reflects that, keeping a bead on the ever-evolving digital influence on media, transportation, science, culture, and

Web Hosting Talk – This sprawling, active forum covers every aspect of web hosting. You’ll find industry announcements, recommendations, and discussions on everything from high-tech cloud solutions to bare-metal servers.

WebProNews – A wide array of topics provide insight across numerous disciplines. Whether you’re a web professional centered on development, business, IT management, or advertising and marketing, you’ll find breaking news on your corner of tech.

Wired – Over nearly 30 years, Wired has earned its name exploring the ways technology is changing human life. With a strong editorial vision, it offers in-depth coverage of current trends and future-thinking developments across business, culture, design, gear, science, and more.

ZDNet – Centered on the perspective of IT professionals and decision makers, ZDNet serves up an extensive collection of breaking news and analysis on areas like mobile, IoT, the cloud, AI, and more.

 

About the Author Mike Martens is a writer and photographer who makes words happen for Media Temple’s UX and Creative teams. Over the past decade, he’s crafted copy across every medium for a laundry list of iconic brands. Meanwhile, his photographic pursuits have taken him from documenting The Moth storytellers to creating a $25,000 digital Holga camera. More by this Author