All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CNET’

Microsoft, Apple Are Most Visited Computer/Electronic Sites

Just as how you go to the grocery store when you want to find food, a new Nielsen report shows that when the people want to find some information about electronics and computers, it comes as no surprise that they turn to websites of companies that specialize in electronics and computers. Microsoft’s website welcomed 93.8 million unique visitors from the …

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RealNetworks Plays The Role Of Internet Bully

While researching this topic, something occurred to me: who uses RealPlayer anymore to begin with? And so, after a quick jaunt over to RealNetworks Twitter page, I noticed they only have about 3700 followers. By comparison, Winamp, a RealPlayer competitor from those Internet days of yore, has over 7000. Apparently, Winamp is still whipping the llama’s ass, if the llama …

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Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading?

Don’t hate the player, don’t hate the game – hate the messenger? In the latest round of who-can-we-sue, disgruntled “victims” of file sharing have taken aim at CBS’s CNET, specifically their software downloading site cnet.download.com. Entrepreneur, FilmOn Founder and “eccentric billionaire” Alki David has filed a lawsuit against CNET alleging that they aided in copyright infringement by distributing P2P clients, …

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Google Panda Update Helps Local Search Results

As we continue to look at the fallout of the Google Panda update (more so since its international roll-out), we have yet more data to sink our teeth into. Have you noticed an increase in local results since the Panda roll-out? Let us know. CNET has now released some data, as it compiled about 100,000 Google results, testing Google.com in …

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DoS Attacks vs. Social Media

Maybe you heard the sound of the world crashing down and people actually being productive at work yesterday while Twitter was unreachable. It wasn’t long before the full explanation came out—the popular microblogging site was the victim of a DoS attack.

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Friday the 13th Sees Facebook Hit 175M Active Users

Some of us measure our popularity in the number of Facebook friends we have. Facebook measures its popularity in the number of “active users” it has—and that number hit 175,000,000 on Friday the 13th, according to a Tweet from Dave Morin of Facebook.

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CBS to Take Online Video Seriously

CBS is re-launching TV.com, a site it picked up in its CNET acquisition. Currently, the site is kind of a go-to resource for all things television, except actual TV content. They do have some video clips and episodes of things, but it’s not Hulu.

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YouTube To Stream Full-Length Feature Films

The most popular video site on the web, YouTube has long been in negotiations with movie studios to stream full-length feature films. And while there are still a lot of details to be hammered out, sources say that the deal could be complete in thirty to ninety days, according to CNET reports today.

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Oops: Outsourcing Firm Loses Google Staff Data

All the engineering acumen in the world, or at least in the Googleplex, can’t prevent an old-fashioned burglary of unencrypted employee data held by an outside firm.

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CNET Affected By Security Breach

It’s been a tumultuous year for CNET’s employees.  There have been widespread layoffs, a $1.8 billion acquisition, and now, a security breach that’s put their personal information at risk.

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CBS Acquiring CNET For $1.8 Billion

Yesterday afternoon, CNET’s stock closed at a price of $7.95 per share.  This morning, CBS announced its plan to acquire CNET for $11.50 per share, or about $1.8 billion overall.

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CNET, Yahoo Make Friends

A lot of people are at least familiar with CNET, but starting soon, Yahoo is going to introduce the site to even more of them.  CNET and Yahoo should announce a new content and advertising deal sometime this afternoon.

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