WIRED has announced the launch of WIRED in Spanish, which will be headquartered in Mexico City and will serve the publication’s Spanish-speaking audiences around the world.
According to WIRED the new edition, which further expands its global reach, will help address the tech news gap that exists in the market. WIRED is also published by Condé Nast in London, Japan, and Italy, and by license in South Korea.
“The Spanish-speaking world is a natural next step for WIRED’s international expansion,” says Gideon Lichfield, WIRED’s global editorial director. “Its countries are hotbeds of innovation that are all seeing rapid social, economic, and political transformation. All the biggest issues we cover globally – such as climate change, the future of cities, public health, the spread of automation, and the impact of technology on democracy and civil society – exist here as well.”
“Humans have used tools for thousands of years now, and every technological innovation has had economic, social, political, and philosophical effects that have transformed men and the planet,” says Urbano Hidalgo, head of editorial content for the new edition.
“Nowadays, with countless challenges ahead of us (climate change, the consolidation of a digital economy, health challenges, the current meaning of democracy) we are in need of a peaceful space for reflection, and WIRED is the place where the most influential personalities and experts meet to discuss the world we strive to build and how technology can help us solve the problems around us. Spanish is spoken by nearly 500 million people worldwide, and the Spanish-speaking community has a lot to offer to this debate.”