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CBS Apologizes To Blogger
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A senior executive at CBS News Corporation has issued an apology to a viewer who complained via email about anchor Katie Couric’s reporting from Iraq and was insulted in CBS’s reply.

CBS Just Can’t Get Along with Bloggers?
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It was bloggers who forced CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather into early retirement, and yet CBS – at least somebody there – is still being condescending towards the new media.

CBS Mobile To Offer Content On Verizon

CBS Mobile has partnered with Verizon Wireless to bring full-length episodes of the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" to V Cast Video starting tomorrow.

CBS, Fox Still Stingy About Debate Footage

Activists on both sides of the political fence are thrilled that NBC, ABC, C-SPAN, and CNN have all agreed to allow Presidential debate footage to be legally shared, blogged, excerpted, and uploaded to video sites like YouTube.

CBS Partners With Mobile Advertisers

CBS Mobile has partnered with four mobile advertising companies, AdMob, Millennial Media, Rhythm NewMedia and Third Screen Media.

CBS Expands Web Content

CBS television has plans to make its content available on 400 Web sites by the fall, according to executives from the interactive division.

The Month of Acquisitions

There were numerous partnerships and acquisitions in the month of May, which included a lot of dollars changing hands. Let’s look at some of the major deals that went down this past month

CBS Purchases Last.fm

CBS Corporation has purchased social music site Last.fm for $280 million in cash.
Last.fm has more than 15 million users in 200 countries and is one of the largest social platforms online.

CBS Interactive recently purchased Wallstrip.com, invested in Joost and Spot Runner and expanded the CBS Audience Network to include a total of 25 online partners.

CBS Acquires Last.FM For $280 Million

CBS has just bought music and social networking site Last.FM for $280 million.

CBS Does Last.fm Buy For $280 Million

One of the most popular music-oriented social networking sites has been snapped up by CBS, in the latest of its online media acquisitions.

CBS Interactive Adds New Partners

CBS Interactive said today they are partnering with 13 different Web sites in an effort to add more functionality to the CBS Audience Network.

CBS Snaps Up Wallstrip

Wallstrip is a Web video show that, through its mix of “stock culture meets pop culture,” is closely associated with Wall Street.  Now it’s also associated with CBS – although those two names aren’t so similar, CBS has just acquired the company for an unspecified amount.

CBS Snaps Up Wallstrip
CBS Snaps Up Wallstrip
CBS Snaps Up Wallstrip

Jericho Fans Go Nuts Online
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The cancellation of a CBS drama series has prompted outraged fans to try and save their beloved series by grabbing some nuts and flinging them at senior CBS executives.

CBS Goes Net As Innertube Fails To Pop

The aggressive Internet strategy employed by CBS also includes the ability to learn from its missteps, as the network will go beyond its Innertube video service to syndicate content all over the Web.

CBS Eyes Silverlight For Local Video

Microsoft’s entry into the cross-browser media player category has received a warm reception from CBS Television, which will use it as part of a community-generated content project for a network of local websites.

CBS To Distribute Content On MSN and Others

CBS has announced it will be distributing free and paid video content with a variety of partners, including MSN, Joost, and AOL, like it currently does on Google’s YouTube and iTunes. Some of the content will be ad-supported, others will be the sales of TV episodes.

CBS To Offer Content On Joost

Internet television service Joost and CBS have entered into an agreement where the television broadcaster will make its content available on the Joost platform. Content that will be featured on Joost include the popular CSI franchise, CBS Evening News, and CBS Sportsline.

Viacom on the Bandwagon
CBS announced it was going mobile earlier this week, and now its former “corporate sibling,” Viacom, is following suit. Shows to be available streaming from Sprint include Nickelodeon’s “Spongebob Squarepants” and Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” I’m sure my sisters will be excited to watch MTV’s “The Hills” on their phones.

CBS Buys Online Sports Network

The CBS Corporation has purchased the online high school sports network MaxPreps. The company will become part of CBS owned CSTV (College Sports Television). The site focuses on stats, stories, photos and videos of athletes and coaches. Brian Bedol, President and CEO of CSTV Networks made the announcement.

CBS Adds YouTube For March Madness

Before being split into two companies that essentially represented broadcast and cable, CBS resided under Viacom’s corporate umbrella.

CBS SportsLine Relaunches
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CBS SportsLine, an Internet sports media organization and part of CBS Interactive has launched its redesigned Community homepage, providing registered users with more ways to contribute to the site and interact with other members.

 The redesigned community enables members to create a "reputation" on the site by contributing to message boards, connecting with other users, taking part in fantasy games and by the overall frequency of their behavior.

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