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  • Want To See Where Media Is Going? Follow The Money.

    Want To See Where Media Is Going? Follow The Money.

    Yet more evidence that the future of media is digital (in case there are still any doubters out there). In a report released this morning, boutique investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group estimates that between 88 percent of the publishing and advertising industry's revenue growth over the next few years will come from four sectors: Database & Information, B2B Online Media, Consumer Online… Read More

  • TV.com to get redesigned as a Hulu competitor

    TV.com to get redesigned as a Hulu competitor

    Hulu overcame incredible initial criticism to become the golden child of revenue generating video sites. CBS has been eyeing the NBC success story and reportably has big plans for TV.com. CNET lauched said website back in ’05, but CBS recently aquired the company, along with its websites, earlier this year. The report indicates CBS wants to add full length episodes, but keep the web… Read More

  • How Many Bodies Exactly Is CBS Interactive Trying To Hide?  Try "275-ish."

    How Many Bodies Exactly Is CBS Interactive Trying To Hide? Try "275-ish."

    The pink slips were passed out on Thursday throughout the various business duchies that make up CBS Interactive—CNET, CBS.com, CBSNews,com, CBSSports.com, BNET, GameSpot, TV.com, last.fm, and CHOW. While CBS confirmed to me and other reporters that layoffs did happen across the board, it refused to talk about how many total people are losing their jobs. That left us scrambling about gathering… Read More

  • Joshua Goldman reviews some camera

    http://www.cnet.com/av/video/flv/newPlayers/universal.swf CNET’s Josh Goldberg reviews the Canon PowerShot SD something or other for CNET, proving that even the habitually drunk can review cameras intelligently. JK – We love Josh and he used to write for us so check out his work. He’s doing quite a few video reviews over at CNET and we’re very proud. Read More

  • CBS Interactive To Change Its Colors.  And Cnet Tests A New Design With Blogs Top And Center.

    CBS Interactive To Change Its Colors. And Cnet Tests A New Design With Blogs Top And Center.

    It’s been just a little over a month since CBS completed its acquisition of Cnet and some of the first outward signs of the deal can be seen in a forthcoming logo for CBS Interactive that we obtained and a new design for Cnet’s Websites that it is testing in random batches. Judging purely by the design shifts, it appears that the cultures of the acquirer and the acquiree are moving… Read More

  • 1938 Media Inks Verizon Deal, CNET Gets Cold Feet

    1938 Media Inks Verizon Deal, CNET Gets Cold Feet

    1938 Media, the controversial (and hilarious) video blogging site founded by Loren Feldman, has been the center of attention over the last few days. Now big partners are starting to take notice, and Feldman is inking some interesting distribution deals. The site grew in popularity after Feldman began mixing puppet parody shows into his usual punditry, specifically targeting hyper-sensitive tech… Read More

  • CBS Finishes Acquisition Of CNET; Leslie Moonves, Quincy Smith And Neil Ashe Address The Troops

    CBS Finishes Acquisition Of CNET; Leslie Moonves, Quincy Smith And Neil Ashe Address The Troops

    CBS announced the closing of its acquisition of CNET today. The deal, first announced last month, will bring CNET under the control of Quincy Smith’s CBS Interactive division, “the premier online content network for information and entertainment.” An email to all CNET employees from Smith and CNET CEO Neil Ashe (now CBS Interactive President) is below. It’s interesting that… Read More

  • CBS President Leslie Moonves Drops By CNET HQ

    CBS President & CEO Leslie Moonves paid a visit to CNET headquarters in San Francisco today, we’re hearing. He came alone. No Quincy Smith, No Michael Marquez (the guys who did the deal). No entourage of any kind. The goal? Address the troops (all of CNET, in person and via a webcast) and let everyone know how this $1.8 billion merger is going to play out. The main message: CNET is now… Read More

  • Why CBS Bought CNET, And Not The Other Way Around

    Why CBS Bought CNET, And Not The Other Way Around

    1999: CNET is a $12 billion company January 2000: CNET Aquires MySimon for $700 million October 2000: CNET Acquires Ziff Davis (ZDNet) for $1.6 billion (after the March 2000 stock crash) July 2004: CNET Acquires Webshots for $70 million October 2007: CNET Sells Webshots for $40 million May 2008: CBS Acquires CNET For $1.8 billion CNET announced its sale to CBS, a $16.5 billion company, today for… Read More

  • CNET CEO: "This Is An Exciting Day For Us"

    CNET CEO Neil Ashe, who has been accused of “presiding over massive value destruction” will go down in history as the guy that was forced to sell CNET out to an old media dinosaur. But at least he’s given CNET’s stockholders back all of the losses they’ve sustained under his watch with the $1.8 billion sale to CBS. Ashe’s email to CNET staff this morning is… Read More