The PC World is the flagship publication of the International Data Group. It was launched in 1982 and the first issue was released on March 1983. Most of the pioneer staff of the magazine came from the PC Magazine. The magazine mainly features reviews of the different softwares, hardwares and services on the computer market. PC World is published in 51 other countries under different local titles. By 2006, it became the largest-circulating computer magazine in the world.
Popular Mechanics is a magazine devoted in bringing trends and news in science and technology in the mainstream media. It was first published in January 11, 1902. In 1950s, the Hearst Corporate Communications took the magazine under its wing. Together with other prominent publications like Good Housekeeping, the Hearst Corporate Communication is one of the leading magazine publishing companies in the USA.
By far, Time magazine is still the largest magazine in terms of the annual revenue despite a drop of 3.4 M in 2007. A part of time magazine’s success was its writing style. It is able to integrate in its weekly issues a range of topics, from the serious and political, to the light and popular. Its signature articles are the Time Person of the Year, and the more recent, Time 100 which features the 100 most influential people of the year. On the later part of 2007, the magazine has done revisions in order to reach a younger generation
Despite advances in communications and technology, magazine publishing is still a thriving industry. It had a revenue growth of 1.5% in 2007. The onset on online advertising and publication has been one of the major competitors for its advertisers. Nonetheless, it still proves to be one of the handy and enjoyable forms of media accessible to a very large market.