CBS Interactive

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CBS Interactive
Type Subsidiary
Industry Online Media
Headquarters 235 Second Street, San Francisco, California, United States
Key people Jim Lanzone, president
Revenue US$602 million (CBS, 2009)
Employees 2,080 (CNET, 2006)
Parent CBS Corporation
Website CBSInteractive.com

CBS Interactive (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American company and is a division of the CBS Corporation. It is an online content network for information and entertainment. Its websites cover news, sports, entertainment, technology and business.[1] It is headed by Jim Lanzone.[2]

CBS Interactive coordinates with CBS Network Sales to bring together ad sales operations, as well as the Corporation's television, sports, and news groups, who will continue to be involved in program development.

History[edit]

On May 30, 2007, CBS Interactive acquired Last.fm for £140m (US$280m).[3]

On June 30, 2008, CNET Networks was acquired by CBS and the assets were merged into CBS Interactive, including Metacritic, GameSpot, TV.com, and Movietome.[4]

On March 15, 2012, it was announced that CBS Interactive acquired video game-based website Giant Bomb and comic book-based website Comic Vine from Whiskey Media, who sold off their other remaining websites to BermanBraun. This occasion marked the return of video game journalist Jeff Gerstmann to the CBS Interactive division of video game websites, which includes GameSpot and GameFAQs, and has Gerstmann once again working directly with his some of his former peers at GameSpot under the same building at the CBS Interactive headquarters.[5][6]

On April 17, 2012, it was announced that Major League Gaming and CBS Interactive would be entering a partnership alongside TwitchTV to be the only exclusive online broadcaster of their Pro Circuit competitions, as well as for advertising representation.[7][8]

Brands[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

CBS.com[edit]

The online home of CBS, an American network television channel.

CHOW[edit]

Recipes, discussions, reviews, videos and stories all related to food.

TV.com[edit]

Discussions, show guides, reviews and videos all about television.

Metacritic[edit]

A review website with games, music, television and movies.

Logo of CNET.

Games[edit]

GameFAQs[edit]

A community driven website with guides and forums about video games.

GameSpot[edit]

News, reviews and guides about video games.

Comic Vine[edit]

News, reviews and forums about comics.

Giant Bomb[edit]

News, reviews and guides about video games.

Music[edit]

Last.fm[edit]

A music discovery service and listening service.

MetroLyrics[edit]

Lyrics, videos and news for music.

News[edit]

CBS News.com[edit]

The online home of CBS News, the news division of CBS Corporation.

Sports[edit]

CBS Sports.com[edit]

The online home of CBS Sports, with news, scores, video and discussion about professional sports.

CBS Sports.com College Network[edit]

The online home of CBS Sports College Network with news, scores, video and discussion about collegiate sports

CBS Sports Fantasy[edit]

A website featuring fantasy sports.

MaxPreps[edit]

Information, news, video and discussion about high school sports.

Technology[edit]

CNET[edit]

CNET is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally. 

CNET Content Solutions[edit]

Content solutions related to technology and consumer electronics.

CNET Download.com[edit]

A website for free, legal software downloads.

TechRepublic[edit]

News, information, resources and forums for IT professionals.

ZDNet[edit]

Technology news, reviews and videos for technology and business professionals.

Former Brands[edit]

BNET[edit]

Main article: BNET

BNET, a portal designed similarly to CNET, was created for the businessman or woman, specifically those in the management field. It provides tools and information in an organized format, while also providing professional insight on emerging news and strategies affecting a range industries, many not specifically related to the technology industry.

CNET Shopper[edit]

CNET Shopper.com is a site claiming to find the lowest prices on items from online retailers. While generally reliable, there have been notable errors in pricing information on occasion including a camera worth over a thousand dollars being advertised for only a few dollars.

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