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News Dennis Publishing acquires bit-tech.net

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 20 Oct 2008.

  1. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    1.05 million unique visitors a month? that makes one feel small
     
  2. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    bigger is not always better,

    but it usually is.

    gratz folks! gluck with the new company!
     
  3. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Thats why you shouldnt take time off. :p They moved your desk to the garden shed so you can get your freak on like a crazy Bindi you are :)
     
  4. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    So thats where that dude came from... He the Dennis staffer to replace bindi?
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    You aren't :p
     
  6. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Tru dat!

    Also:
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  7. -EVRE-

    -EVRE- New Member

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    So far the only things I think fear happening is...

    1. no magazine exclusive content. If its there, it should be on BT's site.

    2. Forced bias. There is already alot of news on Intel on Bit's site for the last 4 months... or just a lack of news and new for/from AMD?
     
  8. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    To be fair, a good 60% of that is just Nexxo :lol:
     
  9. plagio

    plagio New Member

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    well well, congrats guys.
     
  10. evanbraakensiek

    evanbraakensiek New Member

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    I'm a subscriber to Custom PC and PC Pro, and Bit-tech is the only technology website I visit. The move is good from Dennis' perspective as their online portfolio is quite weak. Despite a redesign of the Custom PC website and an increased 'focus' on the online space - with the podcast - they're still miles behind. And, it makes sense to buy Bit-tech, relatively cheaply, and gain an established audience.

    The knock-on affects for Bit-tech, I assume, will be a bigger budget, and a 'better relationship' with manufacturers. This means there should be more reviews and more inside information. Anyone who is a subscriber to both the aforementioned magazines will notice the crossover in consumer and gaming hardware reviews. This will be probably extended to Bit-tech.

    I do hope you continue to write more features, though. Custom PC has dropped significantly in quality with staff changes - I've been a reader since issue one. And, the editorial content has been replaced with ads, ads and more ads. Perhaps I'm just outgrowing Custom PC, but I think PC Pro is much better value for money. And, they've lots of editorial content - Dick Pountain's Idealog column is especially interesting to read. His column last month actually makes me want to buy his book!
     
  11. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Well if you get a raise, then me and Doug are definitely in need too.

    Congrats Bit-staff, but I have to say it: don't f*ck this up. :thumb:
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    *cough* sell outs *cough* seriously I will be pissed if Bit-Tech falls the same way Toms Hardware did, when they sold out ~_~ that site hasnt been nearly as good as it use to be... and well Im gong to stop talking now as I dont feel like getting into a rant.... so as long as NOTHING changed in the ways of article coverage, the depth of coverage and well the general feel then alright.
     
  13. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    as long as you keep up the columns section I'll be happy, but it does seem to be getting a little too quiet in there lately, and please write more staff columns, i think the developer ones are great but I'd like some non-game centric ones too. Well done though
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    as long as you don't change to much... i am happy.
     
  15. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I get more of one then you, sanity money for controlling Tim, Geoff, Jamie AND Hiren!
     
  16. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Well, I want however much Dennis paid, divided by the number of articles on bit to compensate me for my one piece of writing for the site if we're being money-grabbers.
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Congratulations. I have only 2 requests:
    #1 - Don't change BT. (Seriously, CPC online is a total mess. -Check out the number of bots in the member list.)
    #2 - If there is a BT mag in the future, You MUST have a Relix swimsuit issue every year.:p
     
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  18. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    I think I might have just disturbed the neighbours with the laugh I let off when I read this... :D
     
  19. johnmustrule

    johnmustrule New Member

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    Just don't become another IGN, I've finaly stopped reading their stuff.
     
  20. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    So true.
     
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