NEW YORK — Today, announced a number of developments around digital content, including full integration with Facebook Connect, a blog network across many verticals and expanded coverage of entertainment and technology.

These announcements were part of a big CNN industry event.  After the presentations, we spoke with Meredith Artley, managing editor of

She said the expanded tech site would launch this summer, written and produced by the staff and with regular contributors including weekly columns from Mashable Founder and CEO Pete Cashmore.  It will also include guest columns from digital luminaries such as Slate Magazine technology columnist Farhad Manjoo, and Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, craigslist founder Craig Newmark, and Apple 2.0’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer