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  1. Justin Bieber Fans Trick Twitter To Keep Him Trending High

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Oh those crazy kids and the Twitter. After the popular microblogging service made some changes to the process by which trending topics are ranked, Justin Bieber found himself knocked off the list. The changes now reward spikes in traffic over a sh ...

  2. Hackers Attack Twitter, Facebook Also Slows Down

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A hacker attack Thursday shut down the fast-growing messaging service Twitter, and Facebook also said it was looking into possible site problems. Twitter said in its status blog Thursday that it was "defending against a denial-of-service atta ...

  3. MTV Cuts To Be Revealed Today

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The exact toll that media conglomerate Viacom Inc.'s just announced jobs cuts will take on the staff and structure of MTV will be delivered to that division's department heads today, according to an internal memo sent to employees from J ...

  4. Buzznet Network To Acquire Idolator

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social network Buzznet is buying music blog Idolator. Buzznet recently acquired music blog Stereogum, making Idolator the second such acquisition since it secured $25 million in new funding, reportedly contributed in part by Universal ...