and Seeking Alpha Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand Availability of More than 3,000 Quarterly Earnings Call Transcripts

Sep.24.08 | About: CBS Corporation (CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BNET ( and Seeking Alpha ( today announced a content-sharing partnership that complements the core offerings of each respective site. BNET, a website that provides information and tools to help business managers succeed at work, and a property of CBS Interactive, will feature abstracts of Seeking Alpha's earnings call transcripts from thousands of companies on BNET Industries ( Additionally, Seeking Alpha, the premier financial website for actionable stock market opinion and analysis, will provide links to BNET content throughout its web site.

BNET, one of the fastest-growing business sites on the Internet, launched its BNET Industries section in April 2008. BNET Industries combines original reporting with business fundamentals on more than 9,000 public companies in eleven vertical industries. Now, with the addition of earnings call transcripts from Seeking Alpha, BNET Industries offers an even more comprehensive view into the industries and companies that matter to business professionals. In addition, all transcripts on the Seeking Alpha site will be co-branded by BNET, and a new exclusive sponsorship for this opportunity is available.

"The information company leaders share during earnings calls offers unique insight into the health of their business and their future plans, much more than can be gleaned from financial information alone," said Greg Mason, senior vice president and general manager of CBS Interactive's business network. "These transcripts are a natural complement to our extensive industry coverage, and we're excited to work with Seeking Alpha in bringing them to BNET."

Seeking Alpha provides opinionated, interesting and useful content about stocks, companies and industries from the best writers in the financial world. Its Transcript Center ( is unique as it is the only free, online source providing quarterly earnings conference call transcripts from more than 3,000 companies, including all of the Russell 3000 Index. The center also includes full transcripts of corporate presentations. All transcripts are fully searchable and available online within hours of the actual call, making them invaluable to the financial community, the media and individual investors.

"By combining Seeking Alpha's in-depth financial analysis with BNET's comprehensive coverage of thousands of companies, we will be bringing valuable and useful information to both the business and financial communities," said David Jackson, CEO of Seeking Alpha. "We are excited about the strategic nature of this partnership and look forward to growing the relationship with the BNET team."


BNET, a property of CBS Interactive, provides managers practical, trusted resources for the business challenges they face every day, and effective techniques for moving their companies and their careers forward. A top 10 business site, BNET offers award-winning original content, as well as one of the largest business libraries available on the Web.

About CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the best online content network for information and entertainment. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET,,, GameSpot,, BNET, and span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news, and business. With more than 150 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top 10 web property globally.

About Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha ( is the premier financial website for actionable stock market opinion and analysis. Generated from the world's top blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters, Seeking Alpha publishes more than 175 articles daily. Seeking Alpha gives a voice to over 1000 contributors, providing access to the nation's most savvy and inquisitive investors. The award-winning site is the only free, online source for over 3,000 companies' quarterly earnings call transcripts. Seeking Alpha was named the Most Informative Website by Kiplinger's Magazine and Forbes Magazine's 'Best of the Web.' For more information, go to