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CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media company and is a subsidiary of the CBS Entertainment Group division of ViacomCBS. It is an online content network for information and entertainment. Its websites cover news, sports, entertainment, technology, and business. It is headed by Marc DeBevoise.
CBS Interactive coordinates with CBS Network Sales to bring together ad sales operations, as well as the corporation's television, sports, and news groups, who will continue to be involved in program development.
On May 30, 2007, CBS Interactive acquired Last.fm for £140 million (US$280 million).
On April 17, 2012, it was announced that Major League Gaming and CBS Interactive would be entering a partnership alongside Twitch to be the only exclusive online broadcaster of their Pro Circuit competitions, as well as for advertising representation.
On November 4, 2019, Variety reported that Lanzone would leave CBSi after 9 years to become an executive in residence at Benchmark Capital, and would be succeeded by Marc DeBevoise.
On September 14, 2020, CBS announced that it would divest the CNET Media Group to Red Ventures for $500 million, which occurred on October 30, 2020.
The CBS Interactive entertainment brands are CBS.com, the online home of CBS, an American network television channel, and the CBS All Access streaming service.
CBS Interactive's news brands are CBSNews.com, the online home of CBS News, the news division of CBS; and CBSN, a 24-hour news channel based completely online and on smart devices, a division of CBS News.
As of 2020, CBS Interactive owns Last.fm, the music discovery service and listening service.
is a comparison shopping website owned by CBS Interactive. The site offers shopping recommendations, buying advice, and side by side price comparisons for various products. Founded in 1998, mySimon was acquired in 2000 for $700 million. mySimon was also nominated for a Webby award in 2001. The site directs users to other shopping sites such as Amazon.com when searching for products. It is not affiliated with Simon Property Group, a mall operator. The website is also unrelated to corporate sibling and major book publisher, Simon & Schuster.
CBS Interactive owned several websites in the past, most of them are sold to Red Ventures in 2020. Its former websites are:
CNET, an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally; CNET Content Solutions, content solutions related to technology and consumer electronics.