ZDNet

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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.
NOTE: ZD Net and ZiffNet are trademarks of Ziff-Davis Publishing.
A white paper detailing PC Week's findings, testing procedures, executable and source code and a Q&A produced by PC Magazine, PC Magazine UK and PC Week on the Pentium chip is now available on ZiffNet in the PC Week Forum (GO PCWEEK), Library 2, Labs/Netweek or via the Internet at PC Week's World Wide Web site at http://www.
Users may also download the scanner from Ziffnet "Tech Tips" forum (Go Ziffnet) and the special Virus Awareness Day forum on CompuServe (Go Virusday).
Hippeau pointed out that Ziff-Davis has had an online version of its "PC Magazine" since 1985, currently has 240,000 users on what is now called ZiffNet - and the users continue to subscribe to the print version.
ZDI creates electronic computing content centered on information about buying, using, supporting and understanding computers, and is distributed through multiple online services, including the ZiffNet and ZD Net brands, and other electronic media.