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VNU in acquisition mode: Dutch global media company buys UK tech news site The Inquirer

Posted by Tom Foremski - January 26, 2006

Rafat Ali at
PaidContent.org - the economics of content, reports:

VNU has bought the Inquirer for an undisclosed sum. Inquirer founder Mike Magee will retain the editor's chair but will hand over advertising and administrative duties for the site.

Magee helped pioneer a tabloid approach to tech publishing when he co-founded IT news service the Register in 1994. But a split with fellow founder John Lettice led to his departure from that website in 2001.

The deal comes after VNU came to an agreement last year with U.S. gadget website Gizmodo.com to publish localised editions across seven countries in Europe.

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