Editor: David Rowan, Nate Lanxon (Wired.co.uk)
Categories: Technology, Business, lifestyle, thought leadership
Frequency : Monthly
Circulation: 57,497 (ABC Jul - Dec 2013)
Print and digital editions.
Publisher: Rupert Turnbull
First issue: May 2009 (present form)
Company: Condé Nast Publications
Country: United Kingdom
Wired UK is a full-colour monthly magazine that reports primarily on the effects of science and technology. It covers a broad range of topics including design, architecture, culture, the economy, politics and philosophy. Owned by Condé Nast Publications, it is published in London and is an offshoot of the original American Wired.
Current version (2009-present)
The current version of the magazine was launched in April 2009, and was the second international version of Wired, after the launch of Wired Italia in March 2009. In November 2009, the British Society of Magazine Editors awarded Launch of the Year to Wired editor David Rowan. Nate Lanxon (formerly of CNET UK) took over position of editor for Wired.co.uk in January 2010.
Earlier version (mid-1990s)
Cover of the April 1995 launch issue.
The magazine's current incarnation follows an earlier attempt at a British edition of Wired which ran from April 1995 until March 1997. It was initially created as a joint venture with the Guardian Media Group and Wired US 's then owners, Wired Ventures, but that incarnation lasted only three or four issues, due to a culture clash between the two parties and low sales figures of 25,000 per month. Wired Ventures then ran the UK edition alone, with an almost entirely new staff, until the magazine was closed with the March 1997 issue, when sales were at 40,000 magazines per month.