AnandTech is going on its 9th year of operation and one goal I can remember from the very early days was to be able to do for technology news what we were doing for reviews. It was always so very difficult of a goal to accomplish, because whenever we would find a good news editor, we could always use that editor writing articles rather than news. As time went on, our article coverage depth and breadth increased, but we were never able to really attain our goal of being where I wanted things to be for news.

Over the past year, Kristopher Kubicki has done an excellent job of working on the short Insider Stories pieces here on AnandTech. Those are the quick 1 - 2 pagers that usually give you all of the latest roadmap, product naming and other interesting tidbits that come from his extensive network of contacts and sources. In fact, what Kris had done with his Insider Stories was effectively taken the first step towards achieving what we had sought to do for so long here at AnandTech - produce good quality news as well as reviews of products and technology. So it is with pleasure that I announce that Kristopher, along with two other former AnandTechers have moved on to run a new site, completely dedicated to technology news, called DailyTech.

You can head over to DailyTech to get the full story on what the site is all about, and you can expect much more content over the coming days, but basically their goal is to be for news, what AnandTech has been for reviews. With that goal in mind, and with the right people at the helm, I think it can happen.

Given DailyTech's focus and given that their founding staff is entirely made up of ex-AnandTech folks, it made sense that a partnership would be in order. So from this day forward, all news on AnandTech will be provided by DailyTech, our news partner. AnandTech will continue to be focused on reviews, the only thing that's changing is that the rightmost columns will now be populated by DailyTech.

The AT/DT partnership also allows all registered AT users to post using their current user name and password over at DailyTech (the same also applies in reverse). We thought it would make things more convenient, instead of requiring users to have two separate logins.

From an organizational standpoint, DailyTech is a completely independent entity from AnandTech. It's got separate editorial staff and a separate management team. There is also no sharing of editorial between DT and AT, since they are completely independent of one another, so you'll see DT report on things that we can't here at AT because we're bound by NDAs. At the same time, we may scoop the DT folks every now and then ;)

The common ground between DT and AT are our policies of integrity and putting the reader first. So you will once again see that with DT, much like AT, there isn't a single sales person on the team - the company is entirely editorial staff. All advertising sales are handled by a third party to further maintain a strict policy of separation between advertising and editorial.

Although I'm making this announcement here on the blog, if you've got any questions or comments about DailyTech and its content you'll have to head over there and ask Kris and the rest of the team.

I'd like to ask you all to give Kris, Brandon and Tuan a fond farewell from AnandTech and wish them the best of luck with DailyTech.

I'm hopping on a plane tomorrow to head to CES and of course, both AT and DT will be there covering the show.

Enjoy the rest of the week folks.
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  • hondaman - Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - link

    I hate it. I hate it. I hate it.

    Hire more news guys, and keep anandtech my one-stop place for tech news. I hope the other site does well of course, but I'm not interested in being redirected all over the internet and back just to read a news article.

    I rely on anandtech, i trust anandtech. I think outsourcing your news is a horrible idea.
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  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - link

    Yeah, I'm not too fond of the new site either. Much preferred the old way. Reply
  • Live - Thursday, January 19, 2006 - link

    I hated it aswell but with scoop like the latest info about X1900XT: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=310">http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=310
    I forgive everything! If this is the only way to get info like this out I do see the point of a separate site. I bet Wes is having fun with his...)

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  • kaborka - Monday, January 9, 2006 - link

    I want to see my news with capsule blurbs underneath the headline. That's what I liked about AT. Now I have to find a site that displays news the way I want to see it. Reply
  • CurtOien - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    Quote: "so you'll see DT report on things that we can't here at AT because we're bound by NDAs. At the same time, we may scoop the DT folks every now and then ;)"

    I like this. I miss what AnandTech was like before all the NDAs. It was great when Anand was not handcuffed and gaged as to what he could say.

    I also like the fact that you made the log on easy.
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  • hoppa - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    I, like many others, am pretty dissappointed by this... I've always found AT news to be perfect... not too much (like slashdot), not too little, and an active but managable comments section with good insight, good humor, and a managable amount of content (again unlike slashdot). I'm sad to see it go.

    By the way, I guess this means the whole new comment system that you worked so hard on for so long is basically trash now? AFAICT, the only place you can still see the comments is on this blog =P

    It'd be great if the news could be available both on AT and on the new site. Alas, those things never happen, and we're always forced to move to something we like less in the interest of money. *sigh*
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  • hoppa - Friday, January 6, 2006 - link

    I take some of that back. You can still comment on normal articles. Oops.

    Still pissed.
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  • jeffrey - Thursday, January 5, 2006 - link

    Is the reason no mention of Anandtech on Daily Tech due to bad blood?

    Maybe the three guys left the site in a bitter dispute. Daily Tech can't use the Anandtech name and Anandtech gets to use Daily Tech for free?

    Gotta be some reason three "online editors" forgot where they got their start.

    They need to pay their respect.
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  • Tuan Nguyen - Thursday, January 5, 2006 - link

    Our Press Release and Media Kit being distributed at CES2006 talks about our partnership with AnandTech. The Media Kit actually indicates that DT is AT's sister site.

    There was no "bitter dispute" :P


    Tuan
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  • compudog - Thursday, January 5, 2006 - link

    There is mention of Anandtech on DailyTech. Also, notice the similarity in the logo of each site, notice the "Tech" name of each site. I like it, though I do wish it clicking a news link on Anandtech would open a new window/tab rather than taking me to the DailyTech site. Reply

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