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Buzznet gets $12.5 million round, changes name

The operator of pop culture and music sites has landed itself a fourth round of funding. And call it Buzz Media from here on out.

By March 19, 2009


Buzznet poaches editor from 'New York Times'

Former music writer Jeff Leeds will take the helm of the editorial content at the social site, which has acquired music blogs like Stereogum and Idolator.

By October 1, 2008


Buzznet nabs new exec from TMZ

Alan Citron, a former journalist who most recently headed AOL's celebrity gossip outlet, will join the pop culture-centric social site as head of "special projects."

By August 19, 2008


Buzznet launches Celebuzz.com, a social network for Perez Hilton groupies

Even though we already have TMZ and its ilk, Buzznet said research indicates celebrity gossip fans will welcome a new place to chatter about John Mayer's latest antics.

By June 2, 2008


As expected, Buzznet inks a major music label deal

Universal Music Group's catalog will be available to the pop-culture community, and the label's artists will have a deeper presence on Buzznet blogs.

By April 17, 2008


Buzznet: The social site that says it's not a social network

There are profiles, friend lists, and photo-sharing, but Buzznet CEO Tyler Goldman says he wants his company to be a big-media player, not the next MySpace. But is there a difference?

By April 10, 2008


Nielsen: MySpace, Club Penguin growth static, LinkedIn soaring

Music-focused social networks Imeem and Buzznet are also growing fast, Nielsen finds, and Facebook continues to grow, but not as quickly as one might expect.

By May 20, 2008


Universal Music videos come to teen site Kiwibox

A growing number of sites feature content from the music label; in the case of recently relaunched social-media site Kiwibox, it's music videos.

By October 8, 2008


N.Y. attorney general tackles child porn on social networks

Andrew Cuomo, a frequent critic of safety on social networks like Facebook and MySpace, partners with them on a filtering tool to prevent child porn from being uploaded to their servers.

By June 17, 2010


Alcatel-Lucent aims to lead 4G consortium

Telecom company pulls together manufacturers and developers in an attempt to steer the creation of 4G wireless devices, applications, and content.

By February 17, 2009