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Survey: 60 percent of Xbox 360s fail in Britain

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Turns out, the Xbox 360 dying is common after all, especially when a CNET UK survey found that sixty percent of the 1,128 who participated in a commissioned survey – and that has to be some news that Microsoft isn’t happy to see, especially after boasting it was the “most reliable” console out there. According to CNET UK, 47 percent of the respondents had their consoles failing within a year, […]

CBS finishes CNET acquisition

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CBS Corporation has finally finished their acquisition of CNET, bringing CNET.com, ZDNet, BNET, TechRepublic, GameSpot, GameFAQs, TV.com, Movietome, Chow, MP3.com, Search.com, Metacritic, UrbanBaby, MySimon and all of its international websites to the leadership of CBS Interactive. CBS Interactive currently holds CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, Last.fm, among other things – and has two video shows: WallStrip and Moblogic. The acquisition, worth $1.8 billion, represented a 44.6% premium on May 16’s announcement. This is […]

CNET getting new look – new logo and design

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Dan Farber from CNET has written up a blog post showing a brand new design and logo for CNET.com. The logo sees CNET being "cnet" and not "c|net" – changing the logo for the first time. As well, the design is also ditching the "yellow and green" design in favour of a "carnival of colours". It is also releasing a new API on the design as well so it can […]

CNET TV Embed Video? Easy!

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I really don’t believe in promoting other blogs, but this is kinda like a tip because I listen to Buzz Out Loud. While the video embed code is there already on some of the blogs run by CNET or their employees, CNET TV does not allow you to have an embed code. Well, TECHGEEK (which I should mention is not affiliated to CNET) has found a way. As well, I […]

CBS buys CNET Networks for $1.8 billion

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CBS Corporation has announced today that it has bought CNET Networks for $1.8 billion in cash,or $11.50 per share – representing a 44.6% premium on last night’s closing price of $7.95. From all the latest reports, this appears to avoids a proxy drama from Jana Partners, though it has no comment over the new deal. CNET Networks is expected to be part of CBS Interactive, pending approval. CBS Interactive will […]

CNET Networks and Yahoo in new partnership

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While both CNET Networks and Yahoo are facing threats on their companies, both companies have announced a partnership which will provide content to Yahoo sites and will cross-sell advertising. The new venture will bring about $100 million in revenue for the next three years for CNET Networks, who publishes CNET, GameSpot, TV.com and many other properties in the US and internationally. It is set to launch in the third quarter. […]


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