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CES severs ties with CBS over Dish Hopper coverage

The Consumer Electronics Association is ditching CBS’s CNET as its CES partner. CEA CEO Gary Shapiro said he’s “shocked” that CBS “would bar all its reporters from favorably describing classes of technology the network does not like.”

The Morning Lowdown 05-05-11

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CNET’s New ‘Pipeless’ Logo

CNET (NSDQ: CNET), in the process of being bought by CBS (NYSE: CBS), has launched a new logo for the company, without its vertical pipe, an…

CNET Acquires Chinese Site 55bbs.com

CNET (NSDQ: CNET) Networks, in the process of being bought by CBS Corp (NYSE: CBS). is buying Beijing-based 55BBS, a lifestyle and shopping…

CBS Gets Anti-Trust Clearance on CNET Deal

Not that this was going to be an issue, but the CBS’ (NYSE: CBS) buyout of CNET (NSDQ: CNET) Networks is moving along, and more significantl…

CBS-CNET: The Fallacy Of Ownership At Work?

James Surowiecki, the influential financial journalist for the New Yorker, has done a simplistic yet interesting deconstruction of the corpo…

CBS-CNET: Full Coverage

As has already been widely reported, CBS (NYSE: CBS) is acquiring CNET (NSDQ: CNET) for $1.8 billion cash, marking the big acquisition we ha…

CNET: Don’t Call It a Widget

Plagued by anemic page-growth, CNET (NSDQ: CNET) plans to address that problem in a roundabout way. This week, it will begin releasing more…

Which Other Brands Would CNET Sell Off?

CNET (NSDQ: CNET) Networks reported its Q3 earnings today, and also announced the sales of Webshots. CEO Neil Ashe was pretty clear in the e…

CNET Buys Chinese Fashion Site OnlyLady

CNET Networks keeps making these small online buys worldwide: it has bought Chinese online fashion site OnlyLady, reports PacificEpoch. Only…

CNET China To Acquire Appliance Review Site

Beijing based IT portal Zol.com.cn (owned by CNET) plans to acquire appliance review website Ea3w.com. The acquisition is expected to be com…

CNET’s Exec Exodus: Making Sense of It

CNET COO Barry Briggs left earlier this week…William Morrison, an analyst with JMP Securities, came out with a research note (picked up by…

CNET Upside In Takeover Scenario

Some analysts are still bullish on CNET Networks, despite weakness in its core business and a stock-options backdating scandal…Barron’s bl…

CNET Acquires French Food Site Art Culinaire

Update: I linked to the wrong site..the correct URL is Arts-culinaires.com.
Also from its conference call, CNET mentioned that it has made a…

MIXX: The Future Is Now

With six high-energy, competitive execs and multiple agendas, the MIXX super session on The Future could have been a disaster. Instead, mod…

CNET to Restate Results From 2003 to 2005

CNET Networks expects to restate its financial statements going back to 2003 to correct errors related to accounting for stock-based compens…

CNet Subpoenaed on Option Grants

I don’t understand this very clearly, but it is affecting CNET’s stock price…it has received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney…

First Look: Yahoo Tech

Yahoo’s consumer tech site launched Sunday night. Some initial observations given that the site is supposed to be a step forward (the NYT ca…

Earnings: More From CNET

This week’s earning report from CNET underscores why the sprawling content network with its 116 million or so monthly uniques is the interne…

CNET Shares Rise on Viacom Rumor

if you were wondering why CNET’s shares were up today (as posters on CNET’s message boards on Yahoo Finance were wondering too), there was a…

10-Q Watch: CNET’s Acquisitions

Some good info on CNET’s acquistions over the last six months or so…the names of the acquired companies came out earlier, but not the pric…

Congratulations, Google

… for coming to your collective senses about dealing with the press. CNET News.com’s story about Google’s index on steroids included quote…

News.com Redesign: Whizbang Takes Precedence

News.com has redesigned, again (almost two years to the date)…it has relaunched its site in beta. It looks cool, but holy-mother-of-god, i…

The Next Dot-Com Buyout: CNET’s Case

So who’s left among the medium sized independent online players? Yes, iVillage, and CNET, and The Fool has a detailed look at the latter. Th…

CNET Buys Review Website Metacritic

CNET Networks, which has been buying out review websites of late, has now bought out Metacritic Inc. and its entertainment review Web site f…

CNET Networks’ Organic Traffic Falling

This has some serious implications for CNET Networks…buried in this story, a nugget about CNET’s traffic figures for its sites. According…

Earnings: CNET In Profits For Q2

CNET Networks reported a Q2 profit in its earnings today: Net income was $7.7 million, compared with a net loss of $1.5 million in the year-…

More on CNET's Fate

(Read our earlier piece here first on CNET being on the block…) I’ve spoken to a few people involved and interested in CNET Networks, and…

More on CNET’s TV.com

To the Wall Street Journal, the launch of TV.com “highlights how the booming online ad market has revived the fortunes of once-downtrodden W…

CNET Launches TV.com

CNET Networks has made further forays into digital lifestyle: it has formally launched TV.com, a TV shows information website. The company b…

CNET Makes Push Into UK

It already has a substantial tech news presence through Silicon.com and ZDNet UK, but it has now launched its flagship consumer technology w…

Didn’t I Already Read This? (sub. req.)

That was my first reaction when I saw a story on WSJ.com last night about Patrick Houston leaving CNET to work for Yahoo. I’m not suggesting…

Corante Snags A Deal With ZDNet

Corante, one of the original blog media companies (one of the first ones to start, way back in early 2001), has snagged a deal with CNET-own…

ZOL Employees Unhappy With CNET Deal

This latest CNET acquisition may be turning a bit sour…CNET’s acquisition of Chinese site ZOL conflicts with ZOL’s contracts with its empl…

CNET in Profits; Revs Up 22 Percent

(Earnings call at 5 PM EST, here..) CNET Networks reported that Q3 revenues totaled $70.5 million, a 22 percent increase compared to revenue…

CNET Buys Chinese Portal For $16 Million

CNET Networks, which is set to report its Q3 earnings in 30 minutes, has bought out the assets of ZOL and Fengniao, which operate the zol.co…

CNet Gets Makeover to Broaden Its Appeal

CNet, which unveiled the new look over the weekend, hopes to reach a wider advertising audience, increase usership and profit from the explo…

CNET’s Mr. Fix-It

(sub. req.): The story argues that by launching a host of splashy new ad formats, CNET CEO Shelby Bonnie helped lead the dramatic comeback o…

CNET To Relaunch Search.com

CNET Networks, ever willing to jump on the next new trend, is relaunching Search.com (Next someone will tell me Snap.com is coming back…).…

CNET’s Snappy Decision

These days, dot-com real estate is as valuable as ever, according to this story, and CNET has picked up one meaty parcel of virtual turf wit…

More on CNET’s Acquisition of Webshots

(Read this story first on CNET acquiring Webshots) This is the craziest bit: the history of Webshots is very interesting: Webshots co-founde…

The Scoop on CNET

CNET hasn’t matched the eye-popping growth numbers of Internet cohorts such as Yahoo and Google. CNET still yearns for profitability. So the…

CMP to Lift Ban on In-bound CNET Links

Clearing the CMP linking controversy: CMP’s VP/Group Director of Internet Business Mike Azzara claims that CNET was deep linking to CMP PDF…

CNET Acquiring Chinese Portal?

Chinese media reports indicate CNET is planning to acquire top-tier IT portal ZOL.com.cn for US$20 million in cash and the deal will be anno…

CNET’s New News Aggregation Portal

(Update: Haven’t got an official comment from CNET yet, but an industry observer close to CNET told me that the blog play makes sense…”The…

CNET’s Changing Image

(end of page) This story touches on an aspect of CNET I’ve been thinking about for some time now…CNET’s shedding its media skin and for th…

CNET’s Looking For Googlejuice

Over the last few days, CNET News.com has changed its URL structure, from the generic identifier, something like say this “http://news.com.c…

CNet’s Growth Plan

A video interview with Shelby Bonnie, CEO of CNET Networks…CNET swung to a profit in the first quarter but the stock took hit because inve…

CNET Falls As Analyst Sees Weakness

What else would you expect from a company so heavily dependent on advertising? CNet dropped $1.92, or 15.7 percent, to $10.30 after Goldman…

CNET’s Revenues Increase; In Profit

CNET Networks revenues for Q1 of this yea totaled $63.4 million, a 12 percent increase compared to revenues of $56.6 million in the year-ago…

CNET’s Encore

Rick Munarriz of Fool.com is exhorting CNET to grab the opportunity after its recent acquisition of MP3.com: “While Apple looks to remain th…

CNET Networks Buys Esther Dyson’s Company

A curious transaction…CNET Networks has acquired technology content specialist EDventure Holdings, including the company’s array of IT ind…

CNET Acquires Wireless Gaming Review

CNET Networks has signed a deal to acquire the Wireless Gaming Review, adding wireless coverage to its GameSpot site.
The site and its relat…

CNET’s MP3.com Plans

Well, on my earlier post about MP3.com’s relaunch plans, and the stratgeic direction the company wants to take, someone close to the compan…

CNET’s Profits Up

CNET Networks’ Q4 net income rose from a year ago as strength in its Internet business offset weaker publishing revenues. It had revenues of…