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For MTV, making VMAs a most-tweeted event is so 2012

The Video Music Awards netted more than 19 million social-media mentions last year, but this time the Viacom network is focusing on the quality and media side of the show's social media.

By Aug. 21, 2013


Hashtag, twerking and selfie: Most annoying words of the year

Blame singer Miley Cyrus and President Obama for some of the vexing terms on the annual list from Lake Superior State University.

By Jan. 1, 2014


'Star Trek' crew deeply disturbed by Miley Cyrus

A quite beautiful video shows that on the Enterprise the most famous of this year's VMA performances shocked Spock. Kirk, though, seemed intrigued.

By Sep. 2, 2013


Like mocking James Franco on Twitter? Marketers think you do

Brands snap up Viacom's Twitter video-ad slots for the "MTV Video Music Awards," and the media giant starts prepping more for Comedy Central's roast of actor James Franco and more than 30 other programs.

By Aug. 13, 2013


Twitter goes to the MTV Video Music Awards

The microblogging site has partnered with the pop culture entertainment network to bring the still-geeky 'Twittering' to its trademark awards show.

By Aug. 21, 2007


#Hashtags: Facebook's missing link to pop culture

The # symbol has become the key to connecting to people and events you care about on social media. It's also an obvious hole for Facebook.

By May. 27, 2013


New report warns of dangers of trashy avatars

In conjunction with the rise of virtual worlds as a tool for business training and meetings, companies should assign a dress code to their employees' avatars, according to market research firm Gartner.

By Oct. 7, 2009


EMC's V-Max builds up to 3 petabytes of virtual storage

A new storage architecture lets V-Max arrays be linked together in a physical and virtual matrix to provide a pool of up to 3 petabytes of data storage.

By Apr. 14, 2009


The 404 893: Where we never rub another man's rhubarb (podcast)

Today we'll talk about the original Batmobile design, plus Beyonce setting Twitter records with her pregnancy announcement, 260 mph paintballs causing problems for plastic surgeons, and a Dominos pizza on the moon.

By Aug. 30, 2011


Microsoft employees assault customers (with a dance)

At the new Microsoft Store in Mission Viejo, Calif., store employees perform a spontaneous (yeah, sure) dance routine in front of customers. It is not for the faint of heart.

By Nov. 17, 2009