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2009-12-11 08:59:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading videogames Web site IGN.com and Fox Television Stations will bring IGN's Holiday Buyer's Guide to viewers nationwide in "GameBreak! IGN's Ultimate Videogame Gift Guide," on Saturday, December 12th at 7:30 p.m. A television adaptation of IGN's online holiday feature, the show will be presented on the FOX owned-and-operated stations in 18 markets. This is the latest move by IGN to extend its content offline and reach consumers across a...

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2009-12-10 08:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN.com, the leading online videogame media outlet, will power and serve as the content provider for Game On, a new videogame channel on MSN, which launches today at http://gameon.msn.com. Game On offers consumers a custom experience that features IGN's industry-leading editorial and video content and the highest-quality gaming information available on the Web today. It joins popular MSN properties like Wonderwall and Delish as the latest addition to...

2009-12-08 15:36:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN today revealed a new version of its flagship site IGN.com, updated with a bold new layout and enhanced global navigation to extend its appeal and accessibility to attract the rapidly growing mainstream gaming audience. With its premium content and expert editorial voice - combined with a sleek new look, updated functionality and killer video features - the "new" IGN enters 2010 at the top of its game, as the premier online destination for...

2009-05-28 08:00:00

Embraces Open Data Standards to Help Provide Public Access to the Latest Tech News and Product Reviews on Consumer Electronics Adoption of Semantic Web Service Will Help Drive New Efficiencies, Increase Audience Engagement and Extend Network Content Distribution NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters and CNET (www.cnet.com) announced today they have formed an alliance that marks a new wave of innovation in digital media and publishing. Under the agreement, CNET...

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2009-02-06 15:25:00

The future of Microsoft Corp.'s Flight Simulator series, arguably the longest running computer game series ever, is now in question after the software giant laid-off the entire development team. While the company says it is "committed" to the series, despite closing down the Aces studio when it cut 5,000 jobs, third party developers say Microsoft needs to define its future plans for the game, which was first launched in 1982. Nels Anderson, founder of website FlightSim.com, called the ...

2009-02-05 04:07:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Club Members in the media swapping sites PaperBackSwap.com, SwapaCD.com and SwapaDVD.com have just passed the $10 million mark in savings for swapping used books, CDs and DVDs. With the economy in a downturn, everyone wants to save money. Over 100,000 active members have found out that swapping online is a great way to do it. These clubs are changing the face of home entertainment: no rental fees, no hassle, and real money savings to boot. All that is...

2008-12-16 08:30:00

CNET and GameSpot Post Double Digit Growth As Shoppers Turn to the Sites for Shopping Advice and Product Recommendations this Holiday Season Last.fm Continues Growing Popularity as a Leading Music Destination in the U.S. with 26% Increase in Users CBSNews.com Posts 63% Increase in Unique Users, Driven by Election and Post-Election Coverage SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Interactive today announced significant increases in traffic across its leading brands, according to...

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2008-09-08 12:10:00

Anyone who knows Leslie Moonves, CBS's gravel-voiced CEO, knows he doesn't like to lose. This is the guy who kept a punching bag in his Los Angeles office to take out his frustrations, and who engineered one of TV's great turnarounds, lifting his network from the ratings heap to No. 1 three years after joining the faded Tiffany Network in 1995. You can understand why the 59-year-old programming genius probably wasn't doing backflips when he was given the so-called "slow-growth asssets" back...

2008-08-28 09:00:50

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- CNET (http://www.cnet.com/), where people go to discover the latest in tech and consumer electronics, and a property of CBS Interactive, today unveiled the "New CNET," an evolution of the website that spans everything from its logo, design, and navigation to the delivery of product reviews, tech news, and original video programming. The new CNET builds upon the site's position as the leading technology media brand in the world, making it easier than...

2008-08-13 18:00:29

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Interactive today announced dramatic increases in traffic across its leading brands, according to comScore Media Metrix (July 2008, U.S. Data). The increases reflect organic audience growth and successful cross promotion efforts both online and on air (TV and Radio) that have taken hold in the first month of integration between CBS Interactive and CNET Networks. Several sites within CBS Interactive recorded all-time highs in what is historically a slow...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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