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Engadget shutting down Germany and Spain sister sites (engadget.com)
17 points by victorvation 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

> I won't dwell on what brought us here.

No need to dwell, how about just a mention? I think most of us can speculate, but I'd rather not.

Reduced or flat revenue (most likely online ads) not being enough to sustain the German and Spanish editions. English / international website is probably the only one that is still profitable or breaking even.

Totally my guess btw, not what Engadget said (or didn't say) in their post.

Maybe the name was an obstacle to sell anything in spanish. Is pretty annoying to type or mention in a casual conversation.

When I hear the phrase "Engadget's German- and Spanish-language sites will cease publication", I think of those sites as being translations of the English site, but looks like they had their own writers (or in the case of the German site, writer) and topics.

- http://de.engadget.com/

- http://es.engadget.com/

Was surprised that there was a German site, one that ostensibly has more of a focus on EU/Germany tech stories. But did the Spanish site cater to Spain (seems like a pretty small market), or to a Spanish-speaking audience at large?

Am I correct in assuming that this action is being taken because GDPR goes into effect on May 1, 2018?

GDPR goes into effect on May 1, 2018?

It becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018

Sorry. The GDPR FAQs website I landed on said that it "will be in force in May"; I leapt to the assumption that that meant May 1.

they have a UK site and it is bound by GDPR so we need to look further, Verizon probably which bought their parent?

The German "last post" says "Our parent company Oath has decided to concentrate it's efforts in Germany on the broader portals yahoo.de, aol.de and huffingtonpost.de".

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