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Type of site
Available in English, Spanish
Owner Heavy Inc.
Created by
  • Simon Assaad
  • David Carson
Alexa rank Positive decrease 1,075 (November 2017)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched September 23, 1998; 19 years ago (1998-09-23)
Current status Active is a news and information website based in New York City. Founded in 1999 as an entertainment website[2] by Simon Assaad and David Carson,[3] the site switched to news and popular-culture content in 2012.[4] The site is owned by Heavy Inc., which also owns the Spanish-language news site Assaad is the CEO of Heavy Inc.

In earlier incarnations, created and produced comic programming and original video, including the Behind the Music that Sucks series.[5][6]


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