For over two years, I’ve managed — first indirectly, then directly — CNET News.com Investor and a corresponding private-label financial website (and print) business, known internally as “Private Wires.” After several months of work, I’m pleased that our new arrangement has been publicly announced. CNET sold the private label business to Financial Content. In a very related move, FC will power CNET News.com Investor. My official quote on the latter development, from the release:
“We are committed to providing our readers late-breaking technology news and editorial coverage,” said John Roberts, Associate Vice President of Product Development, CNET News.com. “By partnering with FinancialContent, we extend our commitment to improve the user experience by providing integrated financial coverage of technology stocks.”
All true. It’s a better product for CNET, and for the customers who are migrating to FC… and I can now focus more on what’s important to me and the company: tech news.