Mike Magee intros TechEye for the straight guy

— 4:41 PM on January 15, 2010

Two years after departing The Inquirer, veteran tech journalist Mike Magee has founded another tech website. The folks at SiliconValleyWatcher got the scoop on Magee's new venture, TechEYE.

Magee, who also founded The Register and The Inquirer, reportedly shares ownership of TechEYE with James Crowley of developer Fusion and Allan Rutherford, a 14-year veteran of the technology advertising business.

Although the serif fonts, spartan layout, and eye of Horus look almost out of place on a tech site, TechEye has a layout very reminiscent of Magee's previous ventures, with three columns filled with bold headlines and teaser text. The content, too, is imbibed with the same tongue-in-cheek tabloid-ness as The Register and The Inq. Magee looks to have recruited former Inq writer Nick Farrell, too.

At least three other members of the former Inq team have also put together their own sites. Fuad Abazovic created Fudzilla, Charlie Demerjian came up with SemiAccurate, and Theo Valich opened Bright Side of News*. All three sites draw heavily from the Inq formula, presenting readers with a healthy dose of rumors, leaks, and speculation.

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