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ZDNet

(ZDNet, Cambridge, MA, www.zdnet.com) A technical portal for PC users from CBS Interactive Inc. (www.cbsinteractive.com). ZDNet contains news, white papers, product reviews and links to a wide variety of shareware, trial downloads and public domain software on the Internet.

ZDNet dates back to PCMagNet, the Ziff-Davis PC Magazine bulletin board, launched in 1985 as a service on CompuServe. It was renamed ZiffNet and also made available on Prodigy and its own service. Renamed ZDNet, it evolved to the Web as did most online services of the era. CNET acquired ZDNet from Ziff Davis Media in 2000, and CBS acquired CNET in 2008. See Ziff Davis Enterprise and Ziff Davis Inc..
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As part of the survey, the ZiffNet respondents were asked to pick the single "best" company in six categories--advertising, public relations, direct mail, packaging and in-store displays, merchandising and promotions, and trade show exhibits.
It said many people read its magazines for the ads, while Ziffnet members use vendor-supplied product specifications and direct access to vendors.
Ryck Lent, project manager, ZiffNet, 25 First St., Cambridge, Mass.
For Prodigy's "mixed" audience of novices as well as emerging power users, ZiffNet's information content is a more modest but still plentiful subset of what is available on CompuServe.
ZiffNet on CompuServe PC Magazine and PC Week from Ziff Communications have been available through the CompuServe Information Service for some time as PCMagNet.
Excerpted from ZiffNet Newsbytes, News for 11/07/94.