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Old 07-04-14, 10:59 AM
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Hexus acquires Bit-tech

Online tech publisher David Ross has just bought the consumer website bit-tech.net from Dennis Publishing.

For the benefit of those who do not know who David Ross is, he is the man with a net worth of £710 million, who co-founded The Carphone Warehouse, founded BOXFX, HEXUS.net as well as work for or with countless other companies.






Bit-tech will be managed and published by David Ross and his team with immediate effect, David had this to say;

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The opportunity to expand upon the already strong Bit-Tech brand by working with another proven publisher in the tech space is incredibly exciting
We’re looking forward to publishing an even better site for our users and our partners
This represents another milestone in the groups’ ambitious plans for expansion as the tech and enthusiast market continues to grow
Both Hexus and Bit-tech will continue to act as separate entities, however both will be made to complement each other, with Bit-tech playing more to the "pure play enthusiast" and "the extreme modder" and Hexus providing a more broad variety of tech reviews and articles.

Undoubtedly this will spell a big change for Bit-tech, not from a content standpoint but from a marketing and management standpoint. David Ross will his existing experience, contacts and existing co-publications will be able take Bit-tech forward as a brand as well as make it a more profitable business.

What do you guys think of the Ross' acquisition? Do you think this will affect OC3D? Please comment below.

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Old 07-04-14, 12:01 PM
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That is quite a good merger tbh. They both are incredibly respected in their fields of review.
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Old 07-04-14, 12:05 PM
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That seems fine to me. I like both of their news articles, so yeah. Its all good imo.
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Old 07-04-14, 12:22 PM
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That is quite a good merger tbh. They both are incredibly respected in their fields of review.

Not a merger. The owner of Hexus has bought Bittech.

Dennis were ready to CLOSE it because they didnt have a scooby
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Old 07-04-14, 12:26 PM
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Wow, it's unexpectedly. Let's see what happen.
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Old 07-04-14, 01:15 PM
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Not a merger. The owner of Hexus has bought Bittech.

Dennis were ready to CLOSE it because they didnt have a scooby
Maybe merger is the wrong word. Maybe association?
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Old 07-04-14, 01:47 PM
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It wasn't planned very well when they made a few changes to the site, as it just went of line with no pre warning that the forum would be going down or anything.

The take over/merger or what ever it gets labelled as seems to be a good idea but we shall see.

Hopefully nothing drastic changes on the forums as there are a lot of people who use it for all sorts of things.
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Old 09-04-14, 11:48 AM
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At least Bit-Tech will stay, but I hope with the same writers. I find Hexus is very thin on the ground content wise and their sub sites are lacklustre. Seems to take an age for them to get a review out the door. But really like their layout and design of the site.
Their videos are appalling though. On one video a couple of years ago one of the reporters looked like he'd come straight from a stag party, he had pathetic questions that a 5 year old could have ask better ones, the whole thing was just cringe worthy.
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Interesting to say the least.. I wonder if in a years time both will exist though
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Acquisition is the word, will be exciting to see what happens when i modding website gets pumped with money.
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