CNET TV WINS WEBBY PEOPLE’S VOICE AWARDS
Recognized as the Best Tech Website for Online Film and Video
SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2012 – CNET today announced that CNET TV is the winner of a Webby People’s Voice Award in the “Technology” category for its Online Film & Video division. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising and media, online film and video, and mobile and apps.
“CNET’s videos make technology real for our audience of millions of monthly viewers," said Lindsey Turrentine, Editor in Chief at CNET Reviews. “From our long-standing, popular video reviews to experimental, just-launched shows like Bridget Carey’s CNET Update, we’re thrilled to be producing the best, most knowledgeable and beautiful tech video every single day. We also have the best fans in the world.”
Anchored by CNET personalities including Brian Cooley, Molly Wood, Brian Tong and Bridget Carey, CNET’s videos include original online shows that tackle everything from setting up a wireless router or getting the most out of your digital camera to protecting your privacy while shopping online or using social networking sites like Facebook. In addition to shows like “First Looks,” “Apple Byte,” “Reporter’s Roundtable,” and “Tap that App,” CNET also hosts “The 404” podcast with Jeff Bakalar and Justin Yu. “CNET Update,” launched last month, gives a daily rundown of the day’s top tech news from CNET’s new interactive video player.
This year, more than 1.25 million votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos, ads, and mobile sites and apps in The Webby People’s Voice Awards. A list of both Webby Awards and People’s Voice Awards winners can be found at: http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php?season=15. CNET TV will be honored at the star-studded, live online broadcast of The Webby Awards from New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, June 13, 2011.
CNET shows the exciting possibilities of how technology can enhance and enrich people’s lives. Each month, millions of people visit CNET to get the information, tools, and advice that help them decide what to buy and how to get the most out of that technology. CNET features the latest news and unbiased reviews, videos that help demystify technology, software, mobile apps and game downloads, user opinion and reviews, and popular podcasts and shows like “Buzz Out Loud” and “The 404.” Follow CNET on Twitter (@CNET) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/cnet). CNET is a property of CBS Interactive.
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