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}}CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media 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.WEB,weblink All Brands - CBS Interactive, cbsinteractive.com, 2 September 2015, yes,weblink 16 June 2012, It is headed by Jim Lanzone.WEB,weblink CBS Acquires TV Guide For Online Video Clicker, Jim Lanzone Named President Of CBS Interactive, Leena Rao, AOL, TechCrunch, 2 September 2015, WEB,weblink CBS Interactive hires Jim Lanzone as president, CBS Interactive, CNET, 2 September 2015, 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

On May 30, 2007, CBS Interactive acquired Last.fm for £140 million (US$280 million).NEWS,weblink BBC News, Music site Last.fm bought by CBS, May 30, 2007, April 28, 2010, 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.WEB,weblink CBS CORPORATION COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF CNET NETWORKS; MERGES OPERATIONS INTO NEW, EXPANDED CBS INTERACTIVE BUSINESS UNIT, CBS Corporation, 2008-06-30, 2008-06-30, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080829001159weblink">weblink August 29, 2008, 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 some of his former peers at GameSpot under the same building at the CBS Interactive headquarters.Giant Bomb, Comic Vine join CBS Interactive GameSpot.comWEB,weblink BermanBraun Buys Most of Shelby Bonnie's Whiskey Media, Kara Swisher, AllThingsD, 2 September 2015, 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.WEB,weblink Major League Gaming Partners with CBS Interactive, Major League Gaming, 2 September 2015, WEB,weblink CBS Takes Esports Big with Twitch.tv and MLG, Alex Wilhelm, 17 April 2012, The Next Web, 2 September 2015,

Brands

General entertainment

The CBS Interactive entertainment brands are CBS.com, the online home of CBS, an American network television channel and its OTT service, CBS All Access; TV Guide, the ultimate listings guide for any Service Provider; CHOW, recipes, discussions, reviews, videos, and stories all related to food; TV.com, discussions, show guides, reviews, and videos all about television; Metacritic, a review aggregation website for games, music, television and movies; Comic Vine, news, reviews, and forums about comics; and GameRankings, a review aggregation website for games.

General news

CBS Interactive's news brands are CBSNews.com, the online home of CBS News, the news division of CBS Corporation; and CBSN, a 24-hour news channel based completely online and on smart devices, a division of CBS News.

Sports

CBS Interactive's sports brands are CBSSports.com, the online home of CBS Sports, with news, scores, video, and discussion about professional sports along with the streaming sports network CBS Sports HQ; CBSSports.com College Network, the online home of CBS Sports College Network with news, scores, video, and discussion about collegiate sports; CBS Sports Fantasy, a website featuring fantasy sports; and MaxPreps, a website including information, recruiting, news, video, and discussion about high school sports. CBS Sports also manages an advance media division that hosts college and high school sports digital presence to both design the websites and manage the ads on each of those 250+ properties.WEB, CBS Interactive,weblink 19 January 2017,

Technology

CBS Interactive's technology brands are CNET, an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally; CNET Content Solutions, content solutions related to technology and consumer electronics; Download.com, a website for free software; TechRepublic, news, information, resources, and forums for IT professionals; and ZDNet, technology news, reviews, and videos for technology and business professionals.

Video games

CBS Interactive's video games brands are GameFAQs, a community driven website with guides and forums about video games; GameSpot, news, reviews, and guides about video games; Giant Bomb, videos, podcasts, and reviews about video games; and onGamers, news analyses, and columns about the eSports scene.

Music

CBS Interactive's music brands are Last.fm, the music discovery service and listening service; and MetroLyrics, lyrics, videos, and news for music.

Former brands

BNET, founded in 2007, was an online magazine dedicated to issues of business management. It merged into CBS MoneyWatch in June 2008 to become the anchor to CBS business-related content.WEB,weblink CBS closes CNET Networks acquisition, June 30, 2008, Dawn Kawamoto, CNET,

See also

  • Nationsonline.org

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