Dylan Tweney is responsible for the site's business, gadgets and hardware coverage. Previously, he was founding editorial director of PCMagCast.com, executive editor at Mobile PCmagazine and a columnist at Business 2.0. Tweney was also an editor at InfoWorldand PC/Computing. His work has won two Maggie awards from the Western Magazine Publishers' Association, an Editorial Excellence Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and a Fame award from Foliomagazine. In addition to editing for Wired News, Dylan also runs tinywords, the world's smallest magazine, which has published one original haiku every weekday since 2000.
Science and cutting-edge technology have replace e-commerce and reporting on the media. Add to that kids and technology. Focus: how kids are using tech and how intelligence is evolving in the Internet age. In the past, coverage in this area has focused primarily on "filtering and how parents can help protect kids" but in the last couple of years Stefanie has seen an explosion of virtual worlds and networks aimed at younger kids.
Video is hot. It's cheaper than ever to produce, and fresh distribution channels are emerging. On the consumer tech front, CNET Networks yesterday announced CNET TV, a video-on-demand (VOD) package of instructional content, news and reviews to be available in June through Cox Communications, TVN Entertainment and TiVo, and on the web later this summer. The videos will run 15 minutes and will feature CNET editors and reviewers on camera. ClickZ filed this article yesterday.
The online effect
InfoWorld's online-only approach hasn't changed overall coverage, except for what Doug calls "the online effect" that pushes reviews "toward more timeliness," and "more previews of high-profile products." Example: Lotus Notes and Domino 8. Doug expects about 200 reviews this year, down from 300 as maturing product categories "go by the wayside," (i.e. host-based intrusion prevention.) In their place, look for more SOA, virtualization, open source, green IT, enterprise data protection.