I did some digging into the various business and financial media sites last night, and here are some stats.
Alexa Ranks: (Yahoo! Finance and MSN Money are not included in this list, because I cannot find Alexa ranks for them.)
* CNNMoney.com: 76
* Forbes.com 483
* Marketwatch.com 1,032
* WSJ.com: 1,043
* Businessweek.com 1,310
* TheStreet.com 1,728
* Fool.com 1,809
* Seekingalpha.com 6,282
* CNBC.com 6,366
* CNNMoney : Time Warner
* Yahoo! Finance : Yahoo
* MSN Money : Microsoft
* Forbes : Forbes Family; Elevation Partners has a minority stake
* Marketwatch : Dow Jones, now News Corp
* WSJ : Dow Jones, now News Corp
* Business Week : McGraw Hill
* TheStreet.com : Public (TSCM)
* Fool.com (Motley Fool) : Private, owned by the founders
* Seeking Alpha : Private, Venture Funded by Benchmark Capital
* CNBC : NBC (GE)
Then there are the more nichy business sites like Digg, GigaOm, Techcrunch, PaidContent, etc. which I am not including here.
Against the backdrop of the News Corp acquisition of Dow Jones, there is, of course, a lot of speculation on who is going to be acquired by whom next. Looks like TheStreet.com, Seeking Alpha, and Motley Fool are the three independent ones. Forbes is independent, but I don’t think they’d be up for sale.