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CNET (short for The CNET Network (Short for The Computer Network Network), also rendered c|net or CNet, is the company that produced the Buzz Out Loud podcasts and owns Buzz Out Loud's intellectual property. CNET was infamous during the dot-com boom for acquiring many domain names of coveted dictionary words like news.com, download.com, and even com.com.

As a topic[]

BOLcat of Scoble: CNET didn't buy Revision 3.

Although CNET is a tech news source, it is occasionally also part of the buzz, particularly when rumors of mergers or allegations of impropriety arise.

Acquisition by CBS[]

On May 15, 2008, it was announced that CBS Corporation would buy CNET Networks for US$1.8 billion.On June 30, 2008, the CBS Corporation acquired CNET Networks for $1.8 billion USD. Former CNET properties are now part of CBS Interactive, which itself is part of CBS corp..

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