CBS To CNET: ‘Free Beer, Not Free Speech’

How ho-hum can you get? This is old news in the age of MP3s, free online news, Hulu and browsers with ad block. Everybody’s old business model is broken and having to adapt to new realities brought about by technical innovations is merely business as usual these days. Welcome to the marketplace, where nothing lasts forever-not even the sole ownership of this years Best of Show, evidently.

Razor Edge would get to keep their prize, of course, but now they would be sharing it. This has the effect of putting a silent asterisk next to their product because although they’ve technically won, it is now obvious they were never really in consideration. Their win has been turned into something else-maybe a loss.

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