CNET (short for “Computer Network”) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally. CNET originally produced content for radio and television in addition to its website and now uses new media distribution methods through its Internet television network, CNET Video and its podcast and blog networks.
Founded in 1994 by Halsey Minor and Shelby Bonnie, it was the flagship brand of CNET Networks and became a brand of CBS Interactive through that unit’s acquisition of CNET Networks in 2008. It has been owned by Red Ventures since October 30, 2020.
Other than English, CNET’s region- and language-specific editions include Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.