VNU purchases The Inquirer

By Derek Sooman on January 26, 2006, 1:01 PM
VNU Business Publications Ltd has purchased The Inquirer. The publishing house has acquired the popular Internet news site, which was founded by Mike Magee back in 2001. Magee was also behind the foundation of The Register. A popular source of IT news, The Inquirer is a regular supply of breaking news for Techspot.

VNU, based in the Netherlands, is among the world's largest publishing houses with presences in 100 countries, annual revenues of $4.6 billion and about 38,600 employees - with about 2600 people working for its 140 print publications and websites as well as 150 trade shows and business events.




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asphix said:
The Inquirer is a great site, and they were smart to buy it out. It has only been gaining in popularity. Its simple, quick and to the point. They also have great coverage! I wonder if there are any changes/improvements that may be planned with this turn of events?
MonkeyMan said:
Wow, the Inquirer is huge!!!! now I know why techspot has so many new updates, and great news from around the world. Its nice to see that they are doing well, and I hope they stay on top, good decision VNU!!!!!!!
nathanskywalker said:
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t a little bit of a buying spree. Honestly i din't know about those sites...cool.
vnf4ultra said:
I wonder if this buyout will mean anything to the end user, or if everything will stay as is. Hopefully they don't do something like make the site for "members only", or some other scheme like that. It's a nice source for breaking news, although sometimes their speculation is a bit off at times.
mentaljedi said:
I think things will change in the longrun for them. The inquirer are good so this is a goo buy for VNU
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