Allen was the man that bankrolled c|net, The Computer Network, then turned it into an online content source with his venture capitalist dollars. In the beginning, c|net was a piddling “television program service” with a bent for tech news. After Allen’s second huge cash infusion, it is an online news source with NEWS.com, which quickly became known for posting re-purposed press releases under the “news” banner.


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