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Famous British technology publication, TheInquirer, is shutting down

Citing a decline in digital advertising and a change of business focus, unexpectedly is closing its doors.

Published Thu, Dec 19 2019 12:22 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:45 AM CST

It seems that long time the British online technology publication,, is shutting down. The announcement has come as a shock to many, including the staff who were informed only last week of the decision.

Famous British technology publication, TheInquirer, is shutting down | was founded by Mike Magee after his departure from The Register in 2001. In 2006, the website was acquired by VNU from Mike Magee. Currently is owned by Incisive Media, which has made the decision to shut down the website. Incisive Media made the decision due to a recent decline in digital advertising, along with a change of focus for their business.

During the lifetime of the, many major stories broke on the site, including the Sony laptop battery scandal, including coverage of CPUs, and GPUs many fiscal quarters before their release to market. Several journalists and analysts also got their start at, or worked for TheInquirer at one point or another including Charlie Demerjian (SemiAccurate), Fuad Abazovic (Fudzilla, ACA), and Rob Squires (TweakTown).

It has been stated that the site will remain live until the end of March, but December 19th, will be the final day that new content will be published.

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Rob writes about networking technology, smart home technology as well as mid-market and enterprise hardware solutions. For 21 years his company has consulted in the government, mid-market, small business sectors. The firm he founded is based on creating solutions for their clients with the understanding of what they were not getting from other industry consultants. He continues to develop long-term technology strategies and providing analytical services for his clients.

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