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
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..