Techmeme, "the favorite news website of technology industry insiders" [(Bloomberg)](http://go.bloomberg.com/tech-deals/2012-12-04-no-vc-why-techmemes-gabe-rivera-resists-investors/) and "one of the first Web sites loaded on Silicon Valley’s laptops and iPhones each morning" [(NYT)](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/technology/12techmeme.html?_r=0), is the tech industry’s leading news aggregator. Introduced in 2005, the company added Mediagazer in 2010 to track media news. Other verticals include [memeorandum](http://www.memeorandum.com/) (politics) and [WeSmirch](http://www.wesmirch.com/) (celebrity news). Operating originally as Google News-style fully-automated news aggregators, the company blended in human editors to the curation process at Techmeme and Mediagazer [beginning in 2008](http://news.techmeme.com/081203/automated). Its staff now includes nine news editors. Techmeme has taken no outside investment, and is supported through revenues from [sponsored blog posts, hiring promos, and event listings](http://techmeme.com/sponsor). Techmeme won two Crunchies (2007 and 2012), both for “Best Bootstrapped Startup”.
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