Tom Warren of WinRumors moves to The Verge

Neowin, used in all the correct ways, can be an excellent platform for aspiring journalists and students, and in the last decade I've signed off on a number of university applications and agreed to be a character witness for job applications for past and current staff in all capacities. So it gives me an extra special pleasure to announce that Tom Warren, after leaving Neowin just over a year ago to create the Microsoft orientated website WinRumors, has agreed to terms with The Verge to join them as Senior Editor for the UK starting in the new year.

Joshua Topolsky, Editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Verge had this to say of the move:

We are extremely excited for Tom to be joining the ranks here. We fully expect him to not only supercharge our coverage of all things Microsoft, but to also provide insight and expertise across a wide range of topics, Redmond-centric or otherwise. Tom is a terrific talent, and we feel very lucky to have him on board. He will be officially joining us at the start of the new year, but you'll probably see him making some appearances on our pages sooner than that.

So far, the comments over at The Verge indicate a broad sense of excitement of what can only be described as a great coup for the site which only started this year.

You can read Toms announcement on the move over at WinRumors.

But on behalf of all the Neowin Staff, we wish Tom all the best in his new job, and at the same time feel proud that he made his start right here with us.

Image: The Verge.

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congrats to Tom, I myself have applied for a writing position with them (as well as Neowin) however, my particular writing style is not something that most people like from what I can tell.

littleneutrino said,
congrats to Tom, I myself have applied for a writing position with them (as well as Neowin) however, my particular writing style is not something that most people like from what I can tell.

Yeah, I don't like how you've written this comment. . . .

Heh, I kid Good luck!

littleneutrino said,
congrats to Tom, I myself have applied for a writing position with them (as well as Neowin) however, my particular writing style is not something that most people like from what I can tell.

Your comment sucks

As long as there's going to be a lot of Windows 8 coverage, I'll try to follow along. Do they have an RSS feed for just the Microsoft news?

The Verge AFAIK does not tolerate nonsensical and stupid comments like Neowin does (no offense please). It has a stricter code of conduct. But the Verge doesn't have a blog-style format which is why I frequent less there.

Best of luck creamhackered, The Verge seems like a great place to be nowadays, like Engadget before it turned to ****

This is a sad day for Microsoft fanboys like me. Many years ago, I became a regular visitor at Neowin, because back then this site was dominated by Microsoft news. But since then it has got bigger and become a general purpose technology site with too much news.

Then came WinRumors with an excellent design, and MICROSOFT ONLY news. It was the PERFECT website for Microsoft fanatics. But, unfortunately that seems to be over.

The Verge is just yet another tech site with too much content. It's a real struggle to filter through the Apple and Google garbage, and find the only stories I'm interested in -- Microsoft-related ones.

My only hope now is that Tom decides to sell off the WinRumors to someone else instead of killing it.

tomwarren said,
I feel your pain but The Verge has a dedicated Microsoft space with just MSFT stories:

http://www.theverge.com/microsoft


Yes, that's an option. But, the sort of stories the Verge covers is going to be very different from WinRumors. For example, I don't think the Verge will be publishing an article every time a Windows 8 screenshots leaks at MDL forums. Those are the kinds of stories we are interested in most. Not boring ones like Microsoft's quarterly revenue figures etc.

england_fanboy said,

Yes, that's an option. But, the sort of stories the Verge covers is going to be very different from WinRumors. For example, I don't think the Verge will be publishing an article every time a Windows 8 screenshots leaks at MDL forums. Those are the kinds of stories we are interested in most. Not boring ones like Microsoft's quarterly revenue figures etc.

What makes you think Tom will no longer cover those stories? I don't know whether he will, but I hope he does, and I don't see why he wouldn't (unless The Verge have a policy against writing about leaks, which I doubt they would).

england_fanboy said,

Yes, that's an option. But, the sort of stories the Verge covers is going to be very different from WinRumors. For example, I don't think the Verge will be publishing an article every time a Windows 8 screenshots leaks at MDL forums. Those are the kinds of stories we are interested in most. Not boring ones like Microsoft's quarterly revenue figures etc.

Oh I think we will. Granted they might not be main page every time but it's those types of stories that people want to read.

england_fanboy said,
For example, I don't think the Verge will be publishing an article every time a Windows 8 screenshots leaks at MDL forums. Those are the kinds of stories we are interested in most. Not boring ones like Microsoft's quarterly revenue figures etc.
This comment is laughable, how old are you?

tomwarren said,
Oh I think we will. Granted they might not be main page every time but it's those types of stories that people want to read.

That's great to hear. Will surely be checking it out.
BGM said,
This comment is laughable, how old are you?

7 years and 2 months. But that's relevant because?

england_fanboy said,

7 years and 2 months.


it really shows, I can see your frustration that you will have to get your parents to sign another COPPA form whenever Tom changes websites, so you can continue to post.

Simon- said,

it really shows, I can see your frustration that you will have to get your parents to sign another COPPA form whenever Tom changes websites, so you can continue to post.

I doubt someone that young can type like that.

Simon- said,

it really shows, I can see your frustration that you will have to get your parents to sign another COPPA form whenever Tom changes websites, so you can continue to post.

Maybe you need to grow up as well ?

tomwarren said,
Thanks Steve I still miss the Neowin crew, good bunch of guys - especially Neowindex.

Congratulations Tom! Happy for you...best of luck and have loads of fun!!