CNET Announces CNET Content Solutions

Wed, 11/05/2008

Global Independent Content Provider for Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers.

SAN FRANCISCO - November 6, 2008 - CNET, where people go to discover the latest in tech and consumer electronics and a property of CBS Interactive, today announced the launch of CNET Content Solutions (http://www.cnetcontentsolutions.com). Formerly known as CNET Channel, it is the world's leading independent source of tech product information and a leading provider of eBusiness solutions.

CNET Content Solutions provides products and services including standardized and normalized product information, suggestive selling products and hosted services, as well as professional reviews and ratings. By replacing in-house development related to standardized product content creation, CNET Content Solutions, helps retailers, manufacturers and distributors, redeploy internal resources to further support their business goals and reduce costs associated with building an eBusiness. Customers of CNET Content Solutions include CDW, TechData, Microsoft, and Yahoo!.

"In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important than ever for businesses to have a complete digital strategy that ultimately leads to a consumer pressing the buy button," said Sean Murphy, vice president of CNET Content Solutions. "With the power of CNET behind us, we are able to deliver a comprehensive suite of e-business solutions that no other company can match, in turn enabling our partners to efficiently and effectively deliver value to their customers - all resulting in higher margin sales."

CNET Content Solutions products and services include:

  • DataSource™: The most comprehensive product information available for custom datasheets, refined searches, side-by-side product comparisons, and a range of other applications.
  • Intelligent Cross-Sell™: A suggestive selling product that simplifies how e-commerce retailers automate and optimize the cross-selling of accessories and complementary products to increase order sizes.
  • Professional reviews and ratings: Resellers, retailers and distributors can access more than 7 million aggregated and analyzed professional product reviews from more than 700 Web sites and magazines around the world.
  • PartnerAccess™: Manufacturers can control their product information all the way through the channel. With an online portal that lets them automate and streamline each step of the product content management process.
  • ChannelOnline™: A hosted service that automates key business processes and transactions, from quoting and procuring to e-commerce, giving resellers control over the complete sales cycle
  • Product Selectors: Compatible accessories help resellers sell more consumables on their Web site.


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About CNET Content Solutions
CNET Content Solutions, (www.cnetcontent.com), a division of CBS Interactive, is the world's leading independent source of product information. With detailed content in 35 markets on over 6 million technology products in 18 languages, CNET Content Solutions helps thousands of resellers and retailers convert shoppers into buyers by providing product information and creating solutions that empower businesses to improve their customer experience and bottom line. Customers include CDW, Computacenter, Dabs.com, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Insight, Microsoft, OfficeMax, PC World Business, and Tech Data.

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About CNET
CNET (www.cnet.com ), a property of CBS Interactive, is where people go to discover the latest in tech and consumer electronics. Driven by a trusted voice and a passionate community, CNET creates an open environment for people to find and use the best products to fit their lifestyle. The powerful combination of CNET's award-winning news, lab-tested product reviews, safe and spyware-free downloads, and user-generated content give people information and inspiration to live and thrive in a life gone digital.


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Jenifer Concepcion
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