TLDR; Softonic acquired ghacks.internet. I stay editor of the positioning and all writers stay on board. We have full editorial management over the content material and articles will likely be printed identical to earlier than. Ghacks stays Ghacks.
When I began Ghacks.internet again in 2005 I by no means thought in regards to the chance that it might develop into a extremely revered properly visited technology news web site. I needed to share my findings and info, and it occurred virtually accidentally that the positioning got here to some recognition weeks after I set it up.
I stop my day job to begin engaged on the positioning full-time in late 2006 and by no means regarded again. Almost 15 years is a very very long time for a web site on the Internet, and particularly as soon as that is run by a person with out the backing of a corporation or crew.
I labored on the positioning seven days a week, even after I was on vacation, and stayed awake loads of nights making an attempt to determine show errors and different web site points.
Fiddling round with technology was at all times my ardour and writing about issues that me got here naturally. In the previous couple of years, I seen that administrative duties would eat extra and extra of my time, generally greater than writing and researching did.
There had been new rules, e.g. the EU cookie legislation and GDPR that precipitated sleepless nights. The altering promoting panorama didn’t assist both, and the will grew to return to the roots and focus my efforts on the researching and writing half once more.
Softonic contacted me about a potential partnership and talks developed shortly to a potential sale of the positioning with me and the opposite writers staying on as employees. We got here to phrases shortly as Softonic met all my necessities for a sale of the positioning.
I stay editor on Ghacks and publish articles identical to earlier than. Ashwin and Mike proceed to jot down articles for the positioning as properly and all the things in that regard stays identical to earlier than. We have full editorial management over the articles and you’ll be able to count on the identical degree of high quality, if not higher..
Softonic takes over most of the administrative duties together with managing the area and internet hosting, commercial, and communication with companions.
It was not a simple determination however ultimately, it was the appropriate one. I can give attention to what I need to do – write and fiddle round with tech – and Ghacks’ future is secured.
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