We’re probably the last tech site to report on our own demise, but we ask your forgiveness — it’s been a rough couple of days.
Yes, TUAW will be ceasing publication this week. Expect to see our last posts sometime on Tuesday, February 3. You’ll probably see some personal farewells from a number of our bloggers between now and then.
We have a large, loyal following of readers and we still have the fire in us when it comes to our passion for Apple products. However, TUAW is a small cog in a big machine — AOL — and our niche offering did not fit in with the corporate direction for larger content providers such as Engadget and TechCrunch.
The corporation is doubling down on all of the large properties, and the resources — however meager — being expended on sites like TUAW and Joystiq are being reallocated to fuel that big machine.
Like it or not, that’s the reality for any major corporation.
Don’t worry about the TUAW staff; our talent and passion will be put to use elsewhere, and you’re sure to see our names pop up wherever there’s a need for solid reporting and writing about the world’s most successful company — Apple.
We had a great time bringing you the news and reviews on TUAW, and for a while, at least, those articles will be available as part of Engadget. Good luck to all of our readers, stay well, and keep in touch.
Opinion ~ we are sorry to hear this!!!