TechReader Mission Statement Our mission is to help entrepreneurs, digital nomads, and remote workers, to provide tech knowledge and instruction to improve people’s lives. Second, to provide information, guides, tools, and resources for online privacy and internet security to help people protect against online threats. Thirdly, to provide reviews, guides, and comparisons of useful tech products. And lastly, to provide research on highly interesting new and future technologies that will change the world.
About TechReader & Our History
TechReader started as a concept and experiment. Our original website discussed many topics largely related to technology. After many attempts to find a quality domain, we finally settled on the domain thetechreader.com in 2014. In 2021, we aqcuired techreader.com, finally upgrading the domain to a top-tier authoritative tech site.
Our Domain History
After acquiring this domain and growing out the site over the 7 years prior to 2021, we began to crave an authoritative domain that would have a wide appeal like the top tech sites, such as Engadget, The Verge, and TechCrunch. We really wanted techreader.com from day one, but of course, it was taken and the price was too high.
Most awesome domain ideas were taken, mostly by cybersquatters or left completely unused. We went through hundreds of domains and iterations, all to no avail. We tried some unusual names too, but ultimately determined that from a branding perspective, they would not be good names. Although we aquired a few domain names, but none were good enough.
Years passed and still we were unable to acquire the domain; it simply had “This Domain Is For Sale!” on it while we wished we could have it. We would check in occasionally to see if it expired, and then watched sadly as it reached expiration and was renewed again by cybersquatters, the plague of the internet.
The 2021 Acquisition
Then one day it happened. We were searching through our registrar checking on the names of some of the domains we were waiting for or hoping for, and then decided to check “techreader.com”, not expecting much, but with a distant hope after many years. One day after continuing to search, the domain techreader.com became available.
It was not cheap, but now at a far more reasonable cost than the original cybersquatter price. Our registrar handled all the negotiations and transfer, and after a stressful time of fingers crossed and hoping – we didn’t even publish any articles for awhile for fear the cybersquatter would reject the deal and ask for more – the deal concluded, and we acquired techreader.com!
After another week of work in the domain migration, we finally changed “TheTechReader” to “TechReader”. At last, it is complete. What an adventure, spanning nearly 2 decades!
The 2022 Overhaul
In late 2021 and early 2022, we completed a major website revision. We reenvisioned just what the purpose of TechReader was. Instead of being a general information site about interesting tech news, we contemplated over much time what was important and how we could make the greatest impact.
We overhauled the theme, opting for a Windows 11 style with curved corners and card-style sections on a translucent background. We tweaked styles. We expanded to additional social networks. We significantly improved navigation, and redesigned a plan for the site. The new plan is specific and targeted to help people and improve people’s lives, rather than simply providing entertainment.
Our mission is to help individuals, especially entrepreneurs, branch away from the traditional way of working, and utilize technology to start or grow their own tech-related business. We will provide content that will help people every step of the way, and create a community around entrepreneurs and digital nomads. With our extensive experience in technology and our degrees in business and business experience, we can provide a valuable contribution to entrepreneurs, small business, and the world.
We also want to help people protect themselves against online threats by providing information and gudes on privacy. And we will continue to provide reviews to help people choose the best tech products. Lastly, we will provide interesting research on future technologies that will change the world.