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CNET Reporter Quits Over Meddling CBS

Network forced review site to switch top gadget choice

(Newser) - A CNET reporter has left the tech review site after owner CBS stepped in to alter a story. When the CNET team picked a Dish Network product as the best home theater and audio item at the Consumer Electronics Show, CBS rejected the choice. That's because CBS is in... More »

Facebook Replaces Emails in Apple Contact Lists

Apple products prone to sudden email address invasion

(Newser) - Users of Apple products had better check their contact lists, because Facebook has flooded some of them with @Facebook email addresses, CNET reports. Seems that Apple's new iOS 6 Facebook integration allows the social media giant to alter address books in your phone or computer without any consent. Worse,... More »

Stocks Rise on Deals, Lower Oil

Merger buzz bets weak economic data

(Newser) - Stocks rose for the fourth consecutive day today as deal-making buzz from Internet firms and a Tiffany’s-led retail rally offset a rise in weekly jobless claims and contraction in New York- and Philadelphia-region manufacturing, MarketWatch reports. The Dow rose 94.28, closing at 12,992.66, while the S&... More »

CBS Shells Out $1.8B to Buy CNET

Network gives shareholders huge premium

(Newser) - CBS has agreed to buy CNET for $1.8 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. The merger comes just as CNET was facing a full-scale shareholder revolt. Now, those investors are getting $11.50 a share, a price the stock hasn’t touched in two years and a 45% premium... More »

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