Thursday, June 10, 2010 Revamps Tech Section

CNN Press Release:’s New Tech Section Buzzes with Breadth of Experts, Surfaces News Based on Social Signals today revealed the latest enhancement to the site with the launch of CNN Tech, a completely reimagined section showcasing the latest news, products, perspectives and buzz in the world of technology. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Mashable Media Summit, Mashable’s and CNN’s joint-one day conference held during New York’s Internet Week, a week-long festival of events celebrating the city’s thriving internet industry and community.

“This section has it all -- the latest tech news that users expect from, plus new coverage on the intersection of technology and culture, mobile, gaming, gadgets and other key tech beats, and reporting from our world-class partners, all in a user-friendly, blog-inspired design,” said Meredith Artley, managing editor of “CNN Tech also is a social site -- user comments and Facebook 'recommends' are integrated at every level, creating a conversation around every story.”

Edited by tech producer Brandon Griggs under the leadership of features editor Cybil Wallace, CNN Tech draws on the full reporting resources of CNN Worldwide to serve users the most up-to-date and personally relevant technology news. Available at, the section’s content can be filtered by categories and beats, including Social Media, Mobile, Web, Gaming & Gadgets, Innovation and Tech Biz, powered by the unparalleled business reporting resources of and Fortune Magazine.

Featuring in-depth coverage and columns from writers and producers John D. Sutter and Doug Gross, CNN Tech also will include coverage from CNN’s Dan Simon and Augie Martin in San Francisco, and Eric Kuhn in Washington, D.C., as well as’s David Goldman in New York. The section also introduces weekly columns from well known digital influencers including Pete Cashmore, Mashable Founder and CEO; and co-founders of the popular blog and forthcoming book Stuff Hipsters Hate, Andrea Bartz and Brenna Ehrlich, whose weekly humorous advice column – “Netiquette” – addresses users’ questions about how to handle awkward situations on the social web. Additionally, CNN Tech will highlight guest columns from technology luminaries such as Slate Magazine technology columnist Farhad Manjo, and Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, craigslist founder Craig Newmark and Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt, author of the Apple 2.0 blog.

Utilizing a premium design and innovative features incorporating social media activity and online buzz, CNN Tech offers all of the best tech reporting, play-in-page video and dynamic data visualizations. Some of the new editorial features include:
  • “Tech Pulse” a ticker-style module showcasing the latest tweets from tech influencers across the Web.
  • “Latest News,” a tabbed listing of the latest tech news, which users can filter by topic according to their interests across categories including Social Media, Mobile, Web, Gaming & Gadgets, Innovation and Tech Biz.
  • “Who Says,” a rundown of week-daily feature columns, including The Wild Web (Mondays), Gadgets & Gaming (Tuesdays), Mobile Watch (Wednesdays), Social Circles (Thursdays) and CNN Tech Lab (Fridays).
  • "The Browser,” a link to daily recommended tech content from a site other than, in an effort to be good web citizens and showcase great tech reporting across the Internet.
  • “Around the Tech Web,” featured content from CNN’s heavy hitting partners in the tech industry, including Mashable, Wired, CNET, ARS Technica, Engadget and Business Insider.’s Technology section also will provide in-depth coverage of special events like the International Consumer Electronic Show, Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, New York City’s Internet Week and E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Content from the new section is also available through CNN’s mobile website, as well as via the CNN App for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Twitter users are encouraged to keep up with the latest news in technology by following @CNNTech.



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