By Jeff Pelline


CNET (, a flagship of CNET Networks, is the leading online technology news site, providing readers from tech enthusiasts to CEOs and policymakers with breaking news coverage, features and special reports exclusively for the World Wide Web.


The award-winning worldwide Web site, launched in September 1996, covers technology and its impact on personal technology, business computing, electronic commerce, finance, communications, media and entertainment.


Industry luminaries -- including Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell and Napster founder Shawn Fanning -- regularly provide commentary, another reason why is an influential and trusted news source. is known for its real-time journalism, as well as its ability to dissect pivotal trends before others have even spotted them. The Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine have called a "must read" and "topflight news provider." Barron's magazine concluded, " is the place we go first for breaking technology news and the place we stay for additional in-depth news and features."


Based in San Francisco with offices in Boston, New York, Washington, Asia and Europe,'s editorial staff exceeds 50 people and publishes more than 40 stories daily. Its editors and reporters have provided expert commentary on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, NPR and other national media outlets. has received dozens of prestigious journalism awards, including honors from Editor & Publisher, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Press Club, the Online News Association, the Gerald Loeb Awards, and the Web Marketing Association. Last year, the site received a National Magazine Award for general excellence. is routinely credited by competitors for its breaking news and analysis. It received citations from leading publication including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Reuters, Time magazine, Newsweek, and Harper's magazine, among others.


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Starting at the home page of, seven tabs point to the breadth of coverage provided by journalists, including personal technology, enterprise, security, networking, and the Net. By clicking on each tab, readers see the depth of coverage available on


Further down, the latest breaking technology news appears in headlines on the left side of the page. On the right side, readers see the analysis and commentary, including's interviews with technology newsmakers, as well as its award-winning special reports (


One recent example of's in-depth reporting: In a presidential election year marked by such dire issues as military conflict and record deficits, technology ranked surprisingly high on campaign agendas. As a result, chose to focus on three pressing topics as part of a groundbreaking series titled "Digital Agenda", which sought to go beyond traditional coverage and offer concrete solutions: offshore outsourcing


2_3-5198090.html), broadband networking and homeland security. And the persistent controversies over electronic voting were monitored throughout the year. also provides Weblogs, or "blogs

(," written by

its staffers, as well as a featured called " Extra

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the best technology articles from around the Web hand-picked by's editors. A column called "Missing Links

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Extra highlights offbeat technology stories.


Jeff Pelline is editor of CNET











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