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CNET Taps Distinguished Technology Journalist Harry McCracken As Contributing Editor

12/09/2011 06:37 (955 Day 04:19 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 – CNET today announced that Harry McCracken, Founder and Editor of the technology Web site Technologizer, will join CNET as a contributing editor.


McCracken will cover technology in a new blog titled “Challengers" where he will follow companies and technologies that are challenging established services and attempting to disrupt the status quo.  The Challengers blog launches today and can be accessed here.

With more than 20 years experience covering technology, McCracken is well recognized as one of the industry’s foremost journalists.  In 1994, he became an editor at PC World, where he spent 14 years and was named Editor in Chief of the magazine and Web site. In 2008, he left PC World to launch Technologizer, which has since been recognized as one of the industry’s most popular technology blogs.

“Harry has built a sterling reputation as one of the leading voices in the tech industry,” said Mark Larkin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS Interactive News and CNET. “We’re thrilled to add him to our line-up of expert editorial voices on CNET.”

“I have been following CNET and its talented editorial staff for many years, and I’m looking forward to working alongside them,” said McCracken.  “We’re experiencing a time of extraordinary innovation that promises to bring even more profound changes to the way people live, work, and communicate. This blog on CNET, with its tech-minded audience, is the perfect platform to explore these changes.”

In addition to contributing to CNET, McCracken will continue his responsibilities at Technologizer. McCracken also writes a weekly column for and is frequently called upon by national media for his expertise and insight. His work has won numerous awards, including the best online consumer feature of 2011 from Western Publications Association and a Jesse H. Neal award for best editorial or signed column at PC World.

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“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”: presidential election and early parliamentary elections

23/04/2014 16:38 (18:18 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- A 14-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC), will travel to “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” from 25 to 28 April to observe the conduct of the presidential election (2nd round) and the early parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly and Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), according to PACE.



Major Cloud Service Providers Slash Prices; Threaten Smaller Players’ Existence: IDC Warns

19/04/2014 13:40 (4 Day 21:16 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- In the last week of March, major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in Asia dropped their prices for core services dramatically and IDC believes that this will make it very difficult for smaller CSPs to remain in business if they continue to rely on provision of basic, undifferentiated services, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

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