Information society

  1. BuzzMedia Acquires Spin: It's Official

    July 10, 2012 11:16 AM EDT As reported by Billboard.biz last night, today BuzzMedia announced its acquisition of Spin Media LLC, parent company of 27-year-old Spin magazine. The brand joins a BuzzMedia stable that includes Stereogum, Idolator, Hype Machine, Pure Volume, Bro ...

  2. Buzzmedia Acquires XLR8R

    May 30, 2012 6:28 PM EDT Buzzmedia has added electronic dance music and culture publication XLR8R to its portfolio of music and culture online properties. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The attractiveness of a well-known electronic dance music property, espe ...

  3. Anonymous Hacker Suspects Arrested In Europe, South America, Says Interpol

    February 29, 2012 7:58 AM EST Interpol said that 25 suspected members of the loose-knit Anonymous hacker movement have been arrested in a sweep across Europe and South America. The international police agency said in a statement Tuesday that the arrests in Argentina, Chile,Col ...

  4. Exclusive: Theophilus London's Remix Album To Be Sponsored By Microsoft Bing

    December 14, 2011 4:20 PM EST Microsoft's Bing and Warner Bros. Records rapper/singer Theophilus London are teaming up for an upcoming remix album, due in April and sponsored by Bing. The team-up began Tuesday with an online contest that will let aspiring beatmasters remi ...

  5. At The Grammy Ballot Box

    December 01, 2011 1:10 PM EST Voters And The Voting Process The Recording Academy -- established in 1957 -- has a voting membership process that has been honed over the years. The first award ceremony was held May 4, 1959, and to date, an estimated 12,000 industry personnel ac ...

  6. Universal Music Group, Viacom Latest Hack Victims

    June 29, 2011 11:56 AM EDT It seems that 2011 is the Year of the Hack, with all the high-profile data breeches secured against Sony and other organizations by the likes of the recently disbanded LulzSec , Anonymous , and others. This time, Universal Music Group seems to be ...

  7. 'Anonymous' Hacker Group Attacks BMI Website

    March 09, 2011 3:09 PM EST In a defensive move against the Anonymous hacker group, BMI has temporarily taken down its website, the organization said in a statement today. The statement said that the denial-of-service attack has slowed down external access to BMI.com, but, i ...

  8. Buzznet Adds Veteran Journalists To Key Roles

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social media service Buzznet has added a pair of veteran journalists to its roster, led by the addition of former New York Times music reporter Jeff Leeds as editor-in-chief. In his new role, Leeds will direct the site's editorial strategy an ...

  9. Buzznet Taps Citron

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alan Citron, the former GM of online celebrity gossip site TMZ.com has joined Buzznet as head of special projects. In his new role Citron will advise on business and editorial strategies. He is based in Los Angeles and will report to CEO Tyler Gol ...

  10. Digital Briefs: Buzznet, Spiralfrog, Qloud

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buzznet launched Celebuzz.com , a social networking and media site dedicated to celebrity news, gossip and photos. The site aggregates photos and blog postings of about a dozen existing celebrity blogs, as well as user-generated content. - Spira ...

  11. Wiki Impact Further Revealed

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet traffic analysis firm Hitwise is running with a story that first appeared in Billboard about Wikipedia's rise as the top choice of destination for Web searches on music acts, and supporting it with some additional custom data. The fi ...

  12. BuzzNet, Stereogum Prep Launch Of New Blog

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off a $25 million infusion of financing and the full acquisition of influential music blog Stereogum , social networking service BuzzNet will now launch a new entertainment blog dubbed Videogum, expanding from its original music focus into p ...

  13. Reports: BuzzNet Gets Funding, Interscope Named As Investor

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social networking and pop culture site BuzzNet raised as much as $25 million in third round funding, with Interscope Records named as one of the investors, according to PaidContent . A portion of the new funds will be used to acquire smaller sites ...

  14. Widget Enables Web Site Publishing On Social Sites

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reverbnation.com launched TuneWidget, an application that allows bands to post a miniature version of their Web site on social networking sites and blogs. TuneWidgets can also copied and shared, and Reverbnation will track each posting of the widg ...

  15. Gizmoz Inks Pacts With Clarkson, 50 Cent

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gizmoz, a digital avatar service with offices in Menlo Park, Calif., and Herzliya, Israel, makes its commercial bow this week with $6.3 million in venture capital funding, and deals with a number of recording artists including Kelly Clarkson and 5 ...

  16. Musicbrigade, Newspaper Partner For Free Music Service

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music based social networking site, Musicbrigade, has launched of a new free online music service in partnership with major Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet. Visitors to the Aftonbladet Web site "Aftonbladet Puls" section can access t ...

  17. EU Ratifies UNESCO Cultural Treaty

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST A UNESCO convention that allows countries to protect their music, movies and other cultural activities will formally come into force next March after European Union nations ratified the treaty today (Dec. 19) in Brussels. The convention on cultura ...

  18. Reports: Softbank, News Corp Prep Myspace Japan

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Social networking site due to launch this week. Social networking site due to launch this week. News ...

  19. MySpace Taps Gracenote To Fight Copy Misuse

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Social networking site to review all audio before its posted. Social networking site to review all audio before its posted. News ...

  20. U.S. To Retain Oversight Of Internet

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) voted Nov. 16 in Tunis to retain U.S. oversight of the Internet. The Bush administration and Congress pushed for an Internet free of i WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United Nations World S ...

  21. U.S. To Retain Oversight Of Internet

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vote took place at U.N. World Summit. The U.N. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) voted today (Nov. 16) in Tunis, Tunisia to retain U.S. oversight of the Internet. The Bush administration and Congress pushed for an Internet free of int ...

  22. EU Insists On International Control Of The Internet

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Union insisted Sept. 30 that governments and the private sector must share the responsibility of overseeing the Internet, setting the stage for a showdown with the United States on the fu BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union insisted S ...

  23. More Chrysler Cars To Have Sirius Radios

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Satellite company claims move will add 500,000 users. Satellite company claims move will add 500,000 users. News ...

  24. RIAA Targets Students With New Round Of Lawsuits

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Network users at U.S. universities among those sued. Network users at U.S. universities among those sued. News ...