About 9to5Mac

At 9to5’s family of sites, we make great efforts to be a top influencer in the tech community by consistently breaking exclusive news and being the first to report information our readers care about.

We deliver breaking information in digestible format peppered with commentary, wit, and a deep understanding of the subject matter.

It isn’t enough to just inform; our posts strive to be interesting, entertaining and complemented with compelling, high-quality media.

9to5 sites are consistently at the top of Techmeme’s leaderboards and cited by publications like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and many others.  Our reporters have won numerous awards and recognitions for their journalism.

9to5 sites use industry-standard Adsense ads, and offer sponsored posts to companies interested in reaching our readership through long-form articles rather than banners. Sponsored posts are always clearly marked as such, represent the views of their sponsors, and improve the site experience for readers by allowing us to remove some traditional banner ads.


9to5 reviewers are never paid for reviews, but we often receive free temporary or permanent review units and complementary instruction on usage. We only run reviews of hardware and software that we deem interesting to our audience and worth looking at. This is the reason you don’t often see poor reviews on 9to5 sites: If we review something we don’t like or find interesting, we usually won’t post it. We don’t want to waste your time.

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9to5Mac, 9to5Google, and 9to5Toys, Electrek, DroneDJ, and SpaceExplored are also a participant in the Amazon Services, LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

9to5Toys is a gear, shopping deals, and news site where we aim to be first to post original news on new gadgets and notable price drops. 9to5Toys also aggregates relevant technology deals from leaders in this industry, including StackSocial and others.

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9to5Mac was born in 2007 between the announcement and the launch of the iPhone from Seth Weintraub’s Paris apartment. Weintraub was taking a sabbatical from Mac IT development work while his wife was given a fellowship to study in France. The blog was a way to keep up with technology developments and nurture a writing career that was also taking shape at Computerworld, an IDG publication. The full story is here.

9to5 became a full-time career in 2011 when Weintraub left Fortune magazine, started up 9to5Toys.com and 9to5Google.com, and continued to ramp up with additional editors and reporters. Electrek.co was added in 2013, and DroneDJ.com was launched in 2017. SpaceExplored.com, ConnecttheWatts.com and Blocktalk.co were launched in 2020. All sites are wholly owned by Seth Weintraub through the 925, LLC company.

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