CNET, Inc. Names Richard J. Marino President

Posted on May 14, 1999

CNET, Inc. has named Richard J. Marino, President and CEO of PC World Communications, Inc., President of CNET, a newly-created position. The announcement was made today by Halsey Minor, CNET Chairman and CEO. Minor also announced that Shelby Bonnie, CNET co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, will become Vice Chairman of the organization. In his new role, Marino will oversee CNET's online publishing and television units, as well as sales and marketing and human resources.

Minor stated, "Rich's appointment rounds out two years of building world-class management at CNET and gives our company one of the strongest management teams in the industry. We are looking forward to having such an experienced and well-respected industry figure unite our online, television, sales and marketing divisions and believe the entire company will enjoy the benefits of Rich's leadership."

Marino spent nine years at PC World. Since joining as Associate Publisher in 1990, Marino moved up through the organization as Publisher, then President and Chief Operating Officer. He became CEO in September 1996. As chief executive, Marino oversaw the expansion of PC World Communications, Inc., including PC World Online, and ran the PC World Global Product Center, which supports more than 60 editions of PC World published around the world.

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