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CNET finally pulls the plug on VersionTracker

I was never a big fan of CNET's VersionTracker software -- and judging by the one-star rating on Download.com, I wasn't alone. Still, with more than 18 million downloads logged, the app was clearly popular, if not well-liked. Yesterday, however, marked the end of the VersionTracker era. The official Download.com page now sports a big, red alert that the program's 15-year run is over; it will...

Condé Nast scoops up Ars Technica for Wired

Condé Nast Publications (which owns Wired, Wired.com, and a whole bunch of major magazines) has agreed to purchase Ars Technica for an undisclosed sum. According to TechCrunch, Ars will be placed under the Wired Digital umbrella under CondéNet, which was made whole with the 2006 acquisition of Wired.com, and may be combined with Wired and Wired.com. The sale will be announced some...

How I met your Download.com: CBS buys CNET

CBS is buying CNET. For $1.8 billion in cash. While that might seem like a drop in the bucket compared to some buyout offers we've seen recently, that's still a lot of cash flowing from an old media company to a new one. CBS is no stranger to new media. The company purchased the internet radio service Last.fm last year. But according to a press release put out by CBS this morning, this...

Twitter to kill spammy accounts

Twitter may seem nice and innocent to a nonchalant user, but they may soon start killing spammy accounts with one stone. According to a recent News.com article, accounts flagged as spam will be removed. Employees of Twitter have been chirping up a storm about the new policy in their Google group forum. Previously, blacklisted accounts were simply frozen to adding new followers, but as the amount...

Fedora Legacy closing it's doors

As announced on Friday by David Eisenstein, the Fedora Legacy project is shutting down. As of his announcement (or maybe even earlier) Fedora Core 4 and earlier distributions are no longer being maintained or supported. He said that their current model of maintaining older distributions of Fedora Core are being examined, but right now everything is on (seemingly indefinite) hold. Jesse Keating...

Webshots adds video sharing

CNet's popular web photo-sharing site Webshots has taken the obvious next step of launching its own video sharing feature. Aficionados of YouTube and other video sharing sites won't find much here they haven't seen before. The features are pretty standard. Upload your videos, embed them in your blog or web site, leave comments. You get the idea. The site boasts larger and higher-quality videos...

CNet TV

I don't know if you've seen this, but CNet TV is pretty cool. A lot of news, reviews, and video clips showcasing new hardware and software can be found there. It is of course ad-supported (by Geek Squad), but makes catching up on the new stuff quick, painless, and actually fun. If only Engadget could do something like this, it would be off the hook. CNet TV is still in beta, but hey it isn't...

Webshots photo storage

Webshots is a site from CNet for browsing digital photographs, uploading photo galleries, or downloading photos from other users. There are currently over 387 million photos on the system in categories from flowers and bird to space and Japan. Webshots members have two account options. A free account can store and share 1,000 photos, plus 100 more for each month of membership. It also includes...

AllYouCanUpload: Unlimited photo uploads from CNet

AllYouCanUpload is a new image hosting site from CNet's Webshots. Unlike Webshots, it's in the ImageShack/PhotoBucket camp, intended not for browsing like Flickr, but for hosting photos and images to be used on other web sites. Like ImageShack, AllYouCanUpload is a free, no-login service and the upload form is right on the front page, and the service is completely devoid of advertising. There are...

Download Squad news bits

Some of the news that's fit to blog from around the world and throughout the day. Here's your daily bits of news... A new community tech preview of Vista should be coming out "in a few weeks" according to Josh's Windows Weblog. Speaking of Microsoft, you can download a trial version of BizTalk Server 2006 if you're into that sorta stuff. BetaNews reports MobiTV is partnering with...