Monthly technology magazine Wired is launching a UK website in April to coincide with the launch of its UK print edition.
The website will be the “essential daily guide to today’s world and what’s next” containing daily news and videos about technology, medical science, gaming, politics, art, business and culture, according to publisher Conde Nast.
It will look at areas also covered in the magazine, but will have its own unique content, as well as being “much more current”.
The editor of Wired.co.uk will be Holden Frith, a former online technology editor for Times Online. The news editor will be Katie Scott of UK gadget website Pocket-Lint and Megawhat TV.
The digital team will be led by Wired International channel manager Michael Parsons.
He said: “Technology has such a universal language, and with our digital launch of Wired we are exploring a new strategy which can then be rolled out across the CondÃ©Net International network using a common platform, sharing vast knowledge and expertise, drawing on the best of content from our individual print brands, as well as Wired.com, while complimenting this with compelling news produced by the Wired International online team.”
Wired is also launching a magazine and website in Italy in February. It will be edited by Isabella Panizza Cutler, a writer for Italian Vogue and Vanity Fair, as well as Italian current affairs magazine L’Espresso.
The Italian and UK print editions of Wired will be published monthly, and the debut issue will be on newsstands in Italy on 19 February and in the UK on 2 April.