The password in today¡¯s information technology era is not just the Internet but the combination of on-line and off-line services and technologies, just as The Korea Times is has www. koreatimes.co.kr.
Well, The Korea Times is not the first or the last to catch on to this concept, and CNET Network of the United States has come up with yet another striking way to integrate these vital services.
"Our partnership with ZDNET and Softbank Media is an indication of the need for diversified information services,¡¯¡¯ said Adam Powers, vice president for marketing of CNET Network.
The partnership means that CNET can not only provide online services but a variety of print media services through Softbank Research and other companies with which it has alliances.
"This is another opportunity for companies to access information through a diversified range of channels. We are providing global IT media service solutions,¡¯¡¯ Powers said.
And with the launching of the partnership, CNET will be operating www. premium.zdnet.co.kr for offering global content and services, including "Global Headlines¡¯¡¯ and "Streaming News.¡¯¡¯
"We hope to capitalize in the segment of the market where online and off-line information and IT services are vital, and we have the tools to provide those services,¡¯¡¯ Powers said.