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CraveOnline is an entertainment website based in Los Angeles with sales offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. The site is owned by media company AtomicOnline.[1]

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History

CraveOnline.com was launched in late 2004[2] by the online media company Atomic Online. The site operated as an entertainment portal and featured some original content as well as links to external content affiliates. Currently CraveOnline.com features entertainment news, movie and gaming guides, celebrity interviews and video. It also maintains a network of male centric sites (ComingSoon.net, Spiked Humor, Sherdog, Actiontrip, MyAnimeList,[3] WrestleZone,[4] Hockey's Future,[5] HoopsVibe,[6] DrinksMixer, and others) that have been acquired by Atomic Online.

CraveOnline is ranked among the top sites on the web[7] and listed in the top 10,000 websites according to (public web analytic sites) Alexa[8] in the top 5,000 according to Compete[9] and the top 1,000 sites according to Quantcast.[10] CraveOnline was cited in the 2009 book, "The Man's Book: The Essential Guide for the Modern Man" (by Thomas Fink) as a top website for men. Regarding Crave Online, AskMen.com said, "CraveOnline.com combines entertainment and other interests in one place. Great articles, nice pictures and other cool stuff that you won't want to miss."[11]

CraveOnline’s contributors have included Fred Topel (About.com), Iann Robinson (MTV), Felix Vasquez Jr. (Film Threat), Zach Oberman (College Humor), Johnny Firecloud (Antiquiet), Chad Dundas (Missoulian), Ben Fowlkes (Sports Illustrated), Colbert Low (The Gadget Blog), Erik Norris (Kombo), Joey Davidson (Kombo), Jimmy Alvarado (Razorcake), Jon Lachonis (DocArzt's LOST Blog), Nino Marchetti (About.com), Rick Florino (Artist Direct)[12], Ross Plesset (Cinefantastique), Shawn Loeffler (AskMen), Tom Oatmeal (The Phat Phree) and others.

CraveOnline has several regular editorial features including the MMA opinion column, Pound for Pound, TGIM (Thank God it’s Monday), Next Gen News, The Hip-Hop Mix, Idiot Box, The Hollywood Roundup, Best of the Web and New to Blu-Ray. In addition the site features monthly guides in the Movie, Comics and Gaming sections that feature trailers and release info.CraveOnline also features original video shows (The Punching Show, Crave Soundcheck, Taco the Town) as well as shows produced by other sites (Italian Spiderman).

CraveOnline was re-launched in April 2009,[13] prior to that the site was redesigned in April 2007. The site recently launched a Canadian version of the site that features local Canadian content.

Network of sites

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Film & TV

ComingSoon.net, DreadCentral, DVD File, FilmSchoolRejects, Movietimes, ShockTillYouDrop.com, SatanSpace, The Bad & Ugly, The Cinema Source, TheMovieInsider & Wild About Movies.[14]

Humor

FMyLife & The Phat Phree.

Music

24HourHipHop, Better Propaganda, HipHopGalaxy, HipHopGame, Seek Lyrics, Songmeanings & Soundtrack.Net.

Comics

OneManga, SaiyanIsland, Superhero Hype!, and WhiteNinjaComics.

Lifestyle

Celebrity Crunch, EnergyFiend, Kicksaholic, NikeSkateBoarding, SneakerFiles, Tattoo Now, TechFresh, Car and Model FastFever, GTChannel, HINCity, Hot Import Nights, Night Shift Events, Uptowns & Tunerzine.

Gaming

ActionTrip, CheatHappens, Game Revolution, GamerNode, MMOABC, Operation Sports, PS3Scene, PSP 3D, RPGamer, Siliconera, ThemePS3 ThemePSP, ThemeWii, ThemeXBOX360, Xbox-Scene & XBox360 Achievements.

Videos

Redbalcony & Spiked Humor.

Sports

FightHype, HFBoards, Impact Wrestling, JudoForums, JudoInfo, MaxHockey, MaxBoxing, StreetballTalk, VitalMX & Wrestlezone.

References

  1. ^ "CraveOnline". AtomicOnline. http://atomiconline.com/properties/craveonline. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20041001093458/http://www.craveonline.com
  3. ^ http://paidcontent.org/article/419-craveonline-buys-manga-social-net-myanimelist
  4. ^ http://paidcontent.org/article/419-mens-site-craveonline-acquires-wrestlezonecom
  5. ^ David Kaplan (2008-05-05). "CraveOnline Buys Two Hockey Fan Sites; Keeps Craving For More". paidContent. http://paidcontent.org/article/419-craveonline-continues-acquisition-streak-with-purchase-of-hockey-fan. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  6. ^ David Kaplan (2008-03-26). "Men’s Entertainment Aggregator CraveOnline Acquires HoopsVibe". paidContent. http://paidcontent.org/article/419-mens-entertainment-aggregator-craveonline-acquires-hoopsvibe. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  7. ^ http://www.authorstream.com/presentation/Barbara-8002-media-kit-UGO-VALUE-PROPOSITION-GUIDE-VAST-WORLD-DIGITAL-ENTERTAINMENT-OVERVIEW-BIGGER-Y-mediakit-ppt-powerpoint
  8. ^ "craveonline.com - Traffic Details from". Alexa. 2003-01-22. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.craveonline.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  9. ^ "Site Profile for craveonline.com (rank #2,226) | Compete". Siteanalytics.compete.com. http://siteanalytics.compete.com/craveonline.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  10. ^ "craveonline.com - Quantcast Audience Profile". Quantcast.com. 2009-06-05. http://www.quantcast.com/craveonline.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  11. ^ Lightstone, Miranda. "CraveOnline.com". AskMen.com. http://www.askmen.com/daily/sites/2005_oct/oct04.html. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  12. ^ Rick Florino Talks Dolor: Lila
  13. ^ "MediaPost Publications Crave Online's New Web Site Includes Sponsorships 04/03/2009". Mediapost.com. 2009-04-03. http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=103421. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  14. ^ Trailer Debut and Release Announcement for 'DOLOR: Chrissy'

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