CNET senior editor Crist is departing

Ry Crist

Ry Crist, a senior editor at tech site CNET, is leaving the publication after 11 years. His beats included smart home tech, lighting, appliances, broadband and home networking. “I’m beyond grateful to have been a small part of such an excellent organization, but my partner and I are planning a move to Chicago this summer, […]

CNET is combining its ad business with Best Buy

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy and tech news site CNET are creating a new retail media model, reports Kathryn Lundstrom of Adweek. Lundstrom reports, “The electronics retailer and the publisher are combining their ad inventory, allowing advertisers to buy across Best Buy Ads’ retail media network and alongside CNET’s tech-review-focused editorial content and measure whether ads seen […]

Puterbaugh departs CNET for Bankrate

John Puterbaugh, the senior editorial director for tech news site CNET, is leaving for a position at personal finance site Bankrate. Both are owned by Red Ventures. Puterbaugh has also been senior editorial director of NextAdvisor, the personal finance site of He also worked at, McClatchy, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. […]

Shankland departs CNET after 25 years

Stephen Shankland, who has worked at tech news site CNET since October 1998, is leaving the publication. He has been writing about processors, digital photography, AI, quantum computing, computer science, materials science, drones, browsers, 3D printing, USB, and new computing technology in general. Previously, he was the Google beat reporter and also focused on Linux […]

CNET introduces new design

Adam Auriemma, editor in chief of tech news site CNET, writes about its redesign. Auriemma writes, “It’s not just form, but function too. Our new site design includes engaging hover states, a reimagined homepage that prioritizes expertise and user-tested integration of social media and video on the site. After experimenting on our social media accounts, […]

CNET moves Al-Heeti to tech reporter role

Technology news site CNET has moved Abrar Al-Heeti to a technology reporter role. Al-Heeti has been a video host and producer for CNET, with an interest in internet trends, entertainment, pop culture and digital accessibility. Before joining the video team, she was a writer for CNET’s culture team. She has spent her career at CNET […]

Red Ventures explores sale of CNET

Red Ventures, the digital media and marketing juggernaut, has approached strategic buyers about offloading tech news and reviews site CNET, reports Sara Fischer of Axios. Fischer reports, “Red Ventures acquired CNET, along with a few smaller websites, from ViacomCBS, now Paramount Global, in 2020 for $500 million. It’s hoping to get at least half of that for CNET alone. […]

CNET hires Santana as a personal finance editor

danni santana

Technology news site CNET has hired Danni Santana as a personal finance editor. He most recently was at Business Insider as retail editor. Prior to joining Insider, Santana was a reporter covering over-the-top streaming platforms, sports marketing strategies, pro wrestling, and e-sports for Front Office Sports in New York. He was also a travel reporter at Skift and was an associate […]

Australian Broadcasting Company hires Ryan as science and tech journalist

Multi-award-winning science editor Jackson W. Ryan has joined the Australian Broadcasting Company as a science and technology journalist. In more than five years at CNET, Ryan held the posts of associate editor and science editor. He has also held editorial roles at Allure Media. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree and a PhD. from the University […]

CNET removes thousands of old articles

Tech news website CNET has deleted thousands of old articles over the past few months in a bid to improve its performance in Google Search results, reports Thomas Germain of Gizmodo. Germain reports, “CNET shared an internal memo about the practice. Removing, redirecting, or refreshing irrelevant or unhelpful URLs ‘sends a signal to Google that says CNET is […]