The plans to split up Inq7.net into a portal for Inquirer.net and GMANews.tv has been finally revealed.
I first reported about the possible break-up last October when an insider unintentionally confirmed a tip I got from another source. Of course, management repeatedly denied about it until a recent article in Inq7.net published to weeks ago hinted of a new deal between Inquirer.net and GMA 7 thru its own portal GMANews.tv.
A week before that, I’ve been noticing domain transitions from Inq7.net to Inquirer.net.
My hunch was proven correct as revealed in the new setup of the Inq7 portal. The red portion shows links to the GMANews.tv top stories while the one inside the green box re-directs to the Inquirer.net website.
The sectioning is now redundant as Inquirer has a Technology section while GMA 7 has an Infotech section. Even the Adsense accounts are different, the former having a Premium Publisher status while the latter only has a regular account.
The mystery still remains though — why did they decided to split?