Tag: Media

ViacomCBS sells CNET Media for less than half what CBS paid in 2008

CNET Media Group is a global technology news brand, publisher of titles such as Gamespot. <span class="copyright">(CNET)</span>
CNET Media Group is a global technology news brand, publisher of titles such as Gamespot. (CNET)

Marketing and technology company Red Ventures confirmed it sealed a $500-million deal to acquire ViacomCBS’s digital news publisher CNET Media Group.

ViacomCBS had been in talks since February to offload the 25-year-old publisher, which owns business tech and gaming titles such as Gamespot and ZDNet and entertainment brands including Metacritic, in a deal first reported in August by the Wall Street Journal.

Red Ventures, which owns a portfolio of popular digital brands such as the Points Guy and Bankrate, said in a statement it

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Anonymous social media trolls who abuse tennis players face being unmasked after technology breakthrough

Anonymous trolls who attack tennis players online face being unmasked in a major breakthrough in the sport’s fight against social media abuse.

The betting-data company Sportradar conducted a pilot investigation into around 70 abusive messages sent to the players at exhibition events in Germany and the USA. They discovered the real identities of 21 different culprits.

Some of those names – which were drawn from 12 different countries – have now been passed to police forces in the relevant jurisdictions. In other cases, social-media companies have been advised to shut down the abusers’ accounts, including the everyday accounts they use

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Newly Revised Map Charts Media, Entertainment And Technology Universe

Evan Shapiro, a veteran TV executive who is now president of National Lampoon and a college professor, has seen the media, entertainment and technology universe grow increasingly complex.

So, in preparing to teach a new class about the business at Fordham this fall, he did what any explorer would: He made a map of the universe. (Click on it below to see its full, multicolored detail.)

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Shapiro, a former head of cable networks like IFC and Pivot who first floated the map in a LinkedIn post this month, readily acknowledges he is not the first industry cartographer.

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