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He came, he saw, he sold

Media giant VNU announced they will purchase tech news tabloid The InquirerCongrats Mike.

VNU is the same company that owns CRN, IT Week and Computing magazine.

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I wonder..
By Saist on 1/26/2006 5:20:03 PM , Rating: 3
does this mean that TheInq will know be able to tell the truth if it hits them in the forhead with an 8*10 hunk of plywood, and that Mike -Knock back another Pint I'm not drunk enough yet to actually write anthing- Mcgee may actually have gone legit???

RE: I wonder..
By JarredWalton on 1/26/2006 8:09:50 PM , Rating: 3
"...the mission of the Inquirer has been to get to the truth behind the news..."

Am I the only one that laughed at this?

RE: I wonder..
By bob661 on 1/27/2006 7:29:32 PM , Rating: 3
No. I had a chuckle or four.

I liked the Inquirer...
By d33pblue on 1/27/2006 12:09:40 AM , Rating: 2
While their stories have quite a bit of spin on them, I have never known them to print something that is blatently incorrect.

They are obviously one of the most biased Tech "news" sites around, but they always seem to have the inside scoop on things and they very seldom guess wrong.

RE: I liked the Inquirer...
By tuteja1986 on 1/27/2006 3:19:39 AM , Rating: 2
I don't why people trashed inquirer so much. They did have a really fast new services. They were right most of the time.

RE: I liked the Inquirer...
By The Cheeba on 1/27/2006 4:08:12 AM , Rating: 2
While their stories have quite a bit of spin on them, I have never known them to print something that is blatently incorrect.

From Wikipedia:
The Inquirer often finds itself in hot water for manufacturing rumors or speculating aimlessly in order to inflate its page count. An Inquirer employee recently debated the factual evidence of a graphic card launch in a Slashdot thread.

The slashdot thread:

Usually I don't feed the trolls, but what the hell... Let's start with just ATI stuff. Fuck, let's just pick ONE card and see if you can bat 0.500

The Inquirer on R520 Pipelines [] ("ATI placed 32 pipelines inside, but there is a chance that it will enable just 24 for a start.") [] ("IT'S STILL NOT crystal clear what ATI implemented in its 24 to 32 pipelines, 300 millions+ transistor beast") [] (R520 has 32 pipelines, 24 workin) [] (It's either 24 or 32, but we ain't telling!) [] (16) [] (Ok ok, really it was 16 pipes, we lied) [] (16 again!)

The Inquirer on R520 Clock Speeds [] (1400MHz is really close to 1500MHz, good for running 24 or 32 pipelines) [] (Nice estimate of the clock speed there -- so close) [] (Er wait,.. ) [] (I would have thought by now you'd get the clock right....) [] (Still can't get that clockspeed right...) [] (Let me get this straight, ATI TOLD you the clock speeds and you still got it wrong?)

The Inquirer on R520 Launch date [] (May, October, close enough right?) [] (Getting warmer! Just one month away from the actual date!) [] (Oops that was one of your gems, Charlie. And I quote "mid-August for the lucky partners, and September for the real shipments." Nice pipeline estimates there too I might add)

The Inquirer on R520 Memory Controller [] (Oh, remember this one before it was editted? 512bit addressing!!! Even after the edit it's still nonesense ... "I believe that you don't have enough interconnections on the PCB to take the full advantage of 512 bit memory controller.")

Other Various Inquirer Thoughts [] ("At least, in 2005 you will get R520 in an AGP version as well") [] (You can always count on the Inq to even get the fucking name wrong) [] (..."We don't know many details about it yet, but we are almost certain that ATI plans to bridge the R520 chip with its Rialto bridge chip"...) [] (How do you cancel a chip that never existed, even on paper?) [] (How the hell did you get that wrong?)

Wasn't the irony that the chip was never called Fudo and they were just screwing with him the whole time?

Ok so seriously, that was just R520, and I didn't even go into the 3Dmark speculation. Yes Charlie, this is why people don't consider the Inquirer the pinnacle of journalism you make it out to be.

By bob661 on 1/26/2006 4:43:36 PM , Rating: 2

RE: Nooooooo....
By The Cheeba on 1/26/2006 4:44:43 PM , Rating: 3

By mechBgon on 1/26/2006 7:08:56 PM , Rating: 2
Congrats, MadMikeMagee! :)

By DigitalDivine on 1/26/2006 7:31:34 PM , Rating: 2
there is sitll always the register.... warp2search, and my personal favorite.... Slashdot

Frankly that stinks
By Anemone on 1/26/2006 10:17:31 PM , Rating: 2
Blah :(

Gonna miss them :(

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