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.