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Top 25 Tech Newsletters (2022)

by Josh Howarth
March 23, 2022

With dozens of sub-niches, programming languages and business applications, trying to stay on top of the tech industry can feel overwhelming (and that’s putting it lightly).

However, by condensing your news consumption down to a handful of the most relevant newsletters, you can easily stay on top of what matters most without spending hours glued to tech blogs.

So, to help you do just that, we’ve put together a list of today’s top 25 tech newsletters. Enjoy!

1. TechCrunch

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

What It Is: With more than 15 million monthly visitors, TechCrunch not only runs one of the top blogs in the industry but also produces nearly a dozen different industry-focused newsletters (including transportation, apps, outer space and more).

2. Bizarro Devs

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Branded as the place to get tech news the mainstream media missed, Bizzaro Devs publishes a summary of three key stories in each issue. Not to mention the “ten must-see links of the month” and a handful of quirky tech-related statistics.

3. Stratechery

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Year Started: 2013

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: With a strong academic background, and work experience that ranges from Apple to Microsoft and more, author Ben Thompson is considered one of the most respected observers in the tech space. His newsletter, Stratechery, focuses on technology, media, and how both impact society. Weekly updates are free while more frequent issues require a paid subscription.

4. Box of Amazing

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Year Started: 2015

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Promoted as condensing “three hours of stories into three minutes,” Box of Amazing covers a wide variety of tech (including mainstream topics like AI and drones to more off-color topics like cyborgs and 3D printing body parts).

5. The Download

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Produced by the journalists / content-publishing arm of the world-famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Download applies a high-level, humanity-focused lens towards their analysis of tech news. Meant for deep thinkers - with a slant towards philosophy, futurism, and the societal implications of technology - this isn’t your everyday bathroom read.

6. Dense Discovery

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: 35,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: On the lighter side, Dense Discovery positions itself as a “thoughtful” newsletter designed to help you “feel inspired, be productive and think critically.” Further, their writers look at how technology intersects with culture, design and even sustainability.

7. Tedium

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Year Started: 2015

Number of Subscribers: 12,000+

Send Schedule: Bi-Weekly

What It Is: While many newsletters try to condense as much news as possible into each issue, the Tedium goes the opposite direction. Instead, author Ernie Smith finds one over-the-top, abnormally interesting story, then covers it in-depth.

8. Digital Trends

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Year Started: 2006

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Semi-Daily

What It Is: While they’ve shifted their focus from email to blogging, Digital Trends is still considered one of the industry-leading tech newsletters. In particular, they’ve become famous for their in-depth, unbiased reviews of cool and cutting-edge tech products.

9. DevOps’ish

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Year Started: 2016

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Positioned as a newsletter for DevOps professionals, tech VC, and CXOs in the tech space, industry veteran Chris Short covers techie topics like Cloud Native, GitOps, DevOps, and the culture (the ‘ish) between tech and all of the above.

10. Next Draft

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Year Started: 2010

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Acting as a replacement for the algorithms used to aggregate news on today’s top sites, author Dave Pel positions Next Draft as “Trusted by the people who write the news.” And with testimonials from some pretty well-respected veterans in the industry, he’s got the chops to back it up. Not to mention: In addition to subscribing via email, he also publishes each issue via his iOS app.

11. Fully Charged

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Produced as part of Bloomberg’s tech department, Fully Charged leans on Bloomberg’s deep talent pool to aggregate the day’s top stories. Further, instead of just recapping (or regurgitating) news from other sources, they take a more original, story-based approach to each piece.

12. Exponential View

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Year Started: 2015

Number of Subscribers: 100,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Per its name, Exponential View focuses almost exclusively on “exponential technologies.” Curated by Azeem Azhard, who has both tech investing and Harvard Business Review editorial board experience - EV covers topics like AI, renewable energy, synthetic biology (and how each will “challenge our social and economic fabric in chaotic ways”).

13. Futurism

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Taking a fun, light-hearted approach to how technology might shape out future, Futurism’s content covers topics like “how VR headsets are causing a spike in smashed TVs” and how “the earth is highly susceptible to alien contamination.” Ranked among the top 7,500 websites in the US (per SimilarWeb), readers seem to appreciate their slant towards the more quirky side of tech news.

14. Import AI

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Year Started: 2021

Number of Subscribers: 10,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Written by industry expert Jack Clark, Import AI takes a serious deep dive into all things artificial intelligence. From how AI will impact public policy to the use of AI in war, this is both a heavy and highly fascinating read for anyone interested in how AI will shape the future of society.

15. Hacker Newsletter

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: 60,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: A curation of curation, the Hacker Newsletter contains a curated list of “must-read” links from Y Combinator’s widely read Hacker News website. With more than 60,000 subscribers, HN described their content as the “best articles on startups, technology, programming and more.”

16. wpMail

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Year Started: 2011

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: As you may or may not know, WordPress is the #1 website content management system (powering 37% of all websites and 60% of websites using a CMS). So while this may not be of interest if you’re not a WordPress user, wpMail is considered by many to be the best WordPress newsletter around.

17. CIO

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

What It Is: Previously published under the IT World brand, CIO publishes ten separate newsletters, all of which are meant for Chief Information Officers and IT executives. Topics include AI and machine learning, how to use technology to achieve success in business, and more.

18. SRE Weekly

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Year Started: 2015

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: In what is arguably the most niche newsletter on this list, SRE Weekly covers the ins and outs of website outages. In particular, their webmasters and writers explore why websites (and entire web platforms) go down (and what can be done to stop these failures in the future).

19. The Information

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Year Started: 2013

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: On the surface, The Information’s claim they publish “In-depth tech stories you won’t find anywhere else.” may seem like empty marketing speak. But with content that rivals the top media outlets in the country - not to mention some slick branding and their own smartphone app - this may be one of the most under-rated tech newsletters in the industry.

20. Sidebar.io

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Year Started: 2012

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Branded as delivering “5 design links to your inbox everyday,” Sidebar.io curates the top stories in graphic design, UI and UX. Further, their content covers a wide range of topics, including everything from why “Google Slides is hilarious” to how developers can meet the needs of handicapped web surfers.

21. Product Hunt

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Year Started: 2003

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

What It Is: A smash hit among techies, the team at Product Hunt scours the web to identify the best, coolest, and most cutting edge tech products on the market (including apps, websites, hardware products and tech creations). With millions of readers, high-profile testimonials, and some big-name investment backers, one could argue this is a “must-read” for gadget lovers.

22. CB Insights

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: 724,000+

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: Blending the world of tech and investing, CB Insights relies on both data analysis (their core offering) - and the deep business connections they’ve developed as a result of that service - to shed forward-thinking insights on how executives and investors can stay ahead of (and profit from) the tech space.

23. TLDR

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: 190,000

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: A pun on the now-infamous “Too Long, Didn’t Read” abbreviation, the TLDR newsletter delivers “byte-sized news for busy techies.” In particular, they cover the most important stories in tech, science, and coding in one short, daily email.

24. Benedict’s Newsletter

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Year Started: 1999

Number of Subscribers: 170,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: If you know anything about Silicon Valley VCs, then odds are you know about a16z (aka Andreessen Horowitz). While not directly published by them, Benedict’s Newsletter is published by one of their 20+ year veterans: Ben Evans. With a critical eye that leaves no stone unturned, Ben’s newsletter is one of the most respected in the industry.

25. Modern CTO Weekly

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: 70,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Produced by the team behind the self-proclaimed “#1 Technology and Leadership Podcast in the World,” Modern CTO Weekly helps tech executives stay abreast of the most important developments in the space. And with content derived from frequent interviews with executives from IBM, Microsoft, and other industry heavyweights, there’s no denying the Modern CTO team knows what they’re talking about.

Conclusion

There you have it: 25 newsletters you can rely on to stay on top of the latest news, stories, tips and hacks in the tech industry.

While you may not have time for all 25, subscribing to the newsletters most relevant to your industry should provide more than enough updates each day.