inquirer.net reborn01/3/07 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.