Grand Central Communications
Halsey Minor is the chief executive officer, chairman and founder of Grand
Central Communications, the leading provider of Integration On Demand
A veteran entrepreneur, Halsey Minor founded CNET Networks (NASDAQ:CNET) in
1992 and as Chairman and CEO built CNET into one of the world's leading new
media companies, recognized around the globe as the trusted source of
information related to computers and technology. In 1998, CNET Networks
became one of a handful of profitable Internet companies and, in May 1999,
was named to the NASDAQ 100. In February 2000, Minor delegated his daily
responsibilities as CEO, and in November 2000 he became CNET's Chairman
Minor's history of entrepreneurial ventures, savvy technology innovations
and successful investments traces back to 1995, when he conceived of and
developed a software technology called PRISM, which he sold to Vignette
Corporation in 1996 in exchange for a 35 percent equity interest in the
company. PRISM served as the foundation for Vignette's StoryServer, the
industry's leading Web content application system. At the same time, he
built and launched BuyDirect.com, which in 1998 was sold to online software
retailer Beyond.com for $130 million. In 1997, he introduced Snap.com,
redefining the search engine space with a new business model. Under Minor's
leadership through March 1999, Snap quickly joined CNET as one of the top 15
most visited web sites, according to Media Metrix.
Minor was a founding investor in Listen.com, which was recently acquired by
Real Media (NASDAQ:TFSM), and Salesforce.com.
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