Of course, our site has gone through tons of changes during all these years, too, but the basic set up is still the same; we aim to provide good quality tech news, along with tech forums and tons of other stuff that should help the average Joe to get a grasp of things like video editing, console technology and more.
The past year has been quite unusual for us, as our site hasn't gone through any dramatic changes recently. Instead, we've focused on making the site more robust, to improve usability, etc. Biggest changes for our company have actually involved "non-English-and-non-Finnish" properties of ours. In February, our Dutch site went properly live, when Plankje joined our ranks and started working for the service. Furthermore, we launched a localized version (courtesy of our licensing deal with Bestofmedia) of Tom's Hardware in Finland.
For the upcoming year, we plan to make quite big changes to our server set up and hope that those changes will boost the site's usability and reliability. Furthermore, we plan to launch localized versions of Tom's Hardware in other Nordic countries and hope to expand AfterDawn's own brand to new markets as well.
Anyway, it is time for me to join my colleagues here in Finland for few drinks :-) As usual, I'd like to thank all of our staff members, moderators and users for keeping this site alive and kicking for all these years. Thank you.
-Petteri Pyyny, CEO
Written by: Petteri Pyyny @ 10 Jun 2011 19:44