Comcast Interactive Media

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Comcast Interactive Media
TypeSubsidiary
Founded2005
Headquarters
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and elsewhere
,
ServicesOnline media
OwnerComcast
Number of employees
500+
ParentComcast
(2005–2017)
Websitehttp://comcast.net

Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) was a division of Comcast focusing on digital media. CIM was created in 2005 and originally led by President, Amy Banse,[1] and Executive Vice President, Sam Schwartz.[1] Comcast Interactive Media products included: www.comcast.net (portal), fancast.com, Fandango, thePlatform, and StreamSage.

On May 15, 2008 Comcast Interactive Media acquired social-networking site Plaxo for between $150 and $170 million,[2] which was subsequently shut down on December 31, 2017.[3] On August 5, 2008 Comcast Interactive Media acquired newsletter service site DailyCandy for a rumored $125 million.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Weisenthal, Joseph. "washingtonpost.com > Technology > Personal Technology Comcast Interactive Media: Profitability On Track In '08; More Purchases Ahead". washingtonpost.com. ContentNext Media Inc. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Comcast acquires social network pioneer Plaxo". Reuters. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd. "Comcast Is Shutting Down Plaxo, an Early Social Network". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  4. ^ Kafka, Peter (5 August 2008). "Comcast Buys DailyCandy For $125 Million*". Business Insider. Retrieved 14 July 2013.

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