Tech review publisher TopTenReviews on Monday announced the acquisition of the Consumer Media division of Imaginova, including Space.com, LiveScience.com and comics and genre-related entertainment news source Newsarama.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In turn, TopTen has established a TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties. According to TopTen, the network is presently responsible for 12.2 million unique visits a month.
"We see strong potential for growth in traffic and revenue as a result of the synergy between the sites," said TopTenReviews founder and CEO Jerry Ropelato.
The sites are expected to remain "fundamentally" the same, according to Ropelato.
TopTen is a privately held review site covering software, Web services, consumer electronics and entertainment, which break out into roughly 350 categories.
With Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com, TopTen expands its coverage to include news and information about technology, science and comic genre entertainment, in addition to content about purchasing technology and entertainment products.
The science properties currently syndicate original content to Yahoo, MSNBC, AOL, USA Today and FoxNews.com.
TopTen will also make an effort to continue the relationships Imaginova had with the scientific community, including the National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, while expanding its technology and entertainment coverage.
Last year, the Ogden, Utah-based TopTen raised a $6 million first round from Highway 12 Ventures and Village Ventures.