inquirer.net reborn

01/3/07 at 4:13 am | Posted in INQUIRER.net | 8 Comments

As this screenshot shows, the INQ7.net servers are undergoing maintenance as of this writing.

Not to worry, though, because after six years, INQUIRER.net has been reborn.

It’s a new beginning for INQUIRER.net, which as the online edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer was already the country’s most visited news site before it was spun off six years ago (INQ7 Interactive Inc. was officially launched as a company in 2001, though the then INQ7 team was already working on Inquirer.net and introducing innovations such as Breaking News, Special Sites and the Running Account in late 2000) when PDI partnered with GMA Network to create INQ7.net and the joint-venture company INQ7 Interactive Inc.

Now, INQUIRER.net, an INQUIRER company, has been reborn as the online arm of the INQUIRER publishing group, which has grown over the years with the formation of Inquirer Publications Inc. (IPI), which publishes Cebu Daily News, Bandera and Tumbok, as well as community newsletters such as Forbes In Touch for the homeowners and residents of Forbes Park, and Hinge Inquirer Publications (HIP), the magazine arm of the INQUIRER group which publishes Mobile Philippines, PC Magazine Philippines, GAME! and Burn, among others.

INQ7.net will be relaunched as the portal of INQUIRER.net and the site which GMA Network put up some eight months ago, GMANews.tv, which is now the official website of GMA News and Public Affairs.

As I’ve said, 2007 will be an exciting year for online media. Expect changes in the months to come as INQUIRER.net continues to bring you the best news coverage and evolves to showcase online content from the INQUIRER group and our partners.

What won’t change, however, is the passion and dedication of the INQUIRER.net team in giving you our best — the same commitment that has been the key to our success in the past six years, thanks to the help of all our loyal readers.

Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat.

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  1. Congratulations! Thanks for explaining the corporate structure of INQUIRER.net, I was wondering about that.

  2. thanks migs πŸ™‚

    cheers,
    joey

  3. Thanks for the links to the HIP blogs sir joey. maybe HIP and hackenslash can team up on youtube to deliver content =)

  4. no prob, kiven, you’re welcome. uy wag mo nga akong sini-sir, lalo akong tumatanda hehe πŸ™‚

    usap tayo, maraming niluluto πŸ™‚

  5. So when can we see comments with trackback on some of Inq’s articles? I bet your “online circulation” would benefit immensely from those features. 2 cents.

  6. joey,

    does that mean Inquirer and GMA 7 have split already?

  7. The suspense is killing me that I’m already entertaining thoughts na hiwalay na nga ang Inquirer at GMA 7??? And the maintenance that was supposed to last for a “few hours” is taking days.

    The transition is taking a toll at Inquirer.net, I suppose, as sometimes the Inq7.net logo would still appear or sometimes the Inquirer.net would appear sliced among other things. But hopefully, these are all just part of Inquirer.net’s “rebirth” pains??

  8. hi joelogs, thanks. all i can say is, “wait and see.”

    carlo, Jim, unfortunately i have to give the same answer, not because i want to be cryptic πŸ™‚ but because things will be clearer soon.

    thanks for your support, and i hope you’ll keep visiting inquirer.net πŸ™‚

    cheers,
    joey


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