Content|August 31, 2011| Author: Kim LaCapria|Tags:

Gawker, Future to Launch Gizmodo UK Edition

Gawker Media and Future Publishing are bringing Gawker’s tech-focused property, Gizmodo, to the UK this fall.

Future, who owns T3, TechRadar and MacFormat in the UK, will be publishing the site- and former Gizmodo US contributing editor Kat Hannaford, who is a news editor at T3, will be editing Gizmodo UK. Group publishing director Nial Ferguson offered a brief statement in The Guardian to address the site’s launch in the UK market:

“We are very excited about bringing Gizmodo to the UK… It is a hugely influential brand and one that we are proud to have within our market-leading portfolio. Gizmodo UK allows us to speak to a completely new set of tech consumers and to offer our commercial partners even more exciting opportunities.”

Gawker Media COO Gaby Darbyshire commented:

“Future is the perfect partner to run Gizmodo in the UK. They are experts in all things tech and understand the unique voice of Gizmodo… We are delighted that Kat, an old Gizmodo hand, will be running the site and look forward to working with the Future team.”

Earlier this month, charges of “misappropriation of lost property” and “possession of stolen property” against Gawker Media due to a Gizmodo US post surrounding a lost iPhone 4 were dropped in California.