Buzznet Joins With The Superficial

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Hollywood-based Buzznet, an online site focused on entertainment and pop culture, has linked up with entertainment site The Superficial, the firm said today. Buzznet said that The Superficial will become part of Celebuzz.com, the firm's entertainment focused and social media website. Buzznet will take over all advertising sales for The Superficial, along with providing engineering, design, and marketing support for The Superficial.

Report: Buzznet Chops Staff

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Hollywood-based, music-related blog and content firm Buzznet has reportedly cut employees, according to a report from Digital Music News. According to the publication, citing a representative of the firm, Buzznet has eliminated 10 employees, from a total of 89 staff. Buzznet operates an online social networking and social media site focused on music and bands, and is backed by Anthem Ventures, Interscope, Redpoint Ventures, and others

Buzznet Raises $12.5M More

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Los Angeles-based Buzznet , which operates a network of web sites focused on celebrities and pop culture, announced this morning that it has raised $12.5M Buzznet operates a network of music and celebrity focused web sites, including Celebuzz, Buzznet, the Superficial, SocialiteLife, What Would Tyler Durden Do, Stereogum, Idolator, Just Jared and Absolute Punk. Tags: buzzmedia hollywood content venture capital celebrity culture buzznet media

Buzznet Puts Focus On Celebrities

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Los Angeles-based Buzznet , the venture-backed operator of a network of entertainment-focused social media sites, is making the rounds with a new feature on its Celebuzz celebrity web site this week. Celebuzz is one of a number of sites owned by Buzznet, which is venture backed by Interscope, Universal Music Group, Anthem Ventures, NEA, and Redpoint Ventures. Tags: celebuzz celebrity buzznet

Buzznet Hires Two, Snags NYTimes Editor

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Hollywood-based Buzznet, an online social media and networking site focused on music, said Wednesday that it has hired two editors to bolster its music editorial team. According to Buzznet, it has hired former New York Times music reporter Jeff Leeds as its Editor-in-Chief, and former Alternative Press magazine editor Leslie Simon as its Senior Editor. Buzznet is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Interscope, and Redpoint Ventures.

Buzznet Targets Tweens, Teens With New Celebrity Site

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Hollywood-based Buzznet, a venture-backed operator of social media websites, said Thursday that it has launched a new site called Just Jared Jr. The site is being launched in a partnership with Buzznet and celebrity blog Just Jared. According to Buzznet, the new site will provide tweens and teens with up-to-date and high quality pop culture and celebrity content, and is being launched as part of Buzznet's Celebuzz.com entertainment community.

BuzzMedia Taps MySpace For Exec

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Los Angeles-based Buzzmedia , which operates Buzznet, Celebuzz, and other pop culture web sites, said today that it has hired Chris George, former Vice President of Integrated Marketing at MySpace, as its Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Operations. Tags: buzzmedia buzznet myspace executive marketing

BUZZMEDIA Further Boosts Sales Team

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Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the parent company of Buzznet, Celebuzz, Stereogum, and a network of other sites, is in the midst of expansion, saying this week that it has hired on four new additions to the firm's advertising team. Tags: buzznet buzzmedia executive sales

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Buzz Media Trims Staff At Idolator

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Buzznet bought music blog Idolator in April of last year. Tags: buzz media buzznet employment jobs layoff blog blogging idolator music content Hollywood-based Buzz Media the venture backed content, media, and community site, has made more cuts , this time at the firm's Idolator blog. According to a post by one of its editors earlier this month, the site has cut "pretty much all" of Idolator's contributing writers, including columnists and daily bloggers.

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Buzz Media Names Citron President

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Buzz Media, which until recently was known as Buzznet, runs a network of celebrity and music sites including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Idolator, and others. Tags: buzz media buzznet alan citron executive Los Angeles-based Buzz Media , which operates a network of online media sites focused on celebrities and music, disclosed this morning that it has tapped former TMZ general manager Alan Citron as its new President.

BUZZMEDIA Buys Electronic Music Blog XLR8R

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Los Angeles-based BUZZMEDIA , the venture backed entertainment and digital media publishing firm behind such sites as Celebuzz, Sterogum, and Buzznet, has acquired electronic music blog site XLR8R , the firm said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BUZZMEDIA, which is headed by Tyler Goldman, said the move goes toward accelerating the firm's growth. XLR8R has around 450,000 unique visitors per month. READ MORE>>.

Jetpack Grows In New York

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Jetpack's founders were previously at Spin Media/Buzznet. Santa Monica-based rich media advertising technology developer Jetpack is expanding in New York, saying this week that it has opened up a new office New York City, and hired a new VP in the location. Jetpack said it has named Jeremy Carlin as Vice President, Business Development, to head up the company's East Coast operations. Carlin was most recently Director of Sales at Sizmek, and also has served at Innovid and VIdeology.

Anthony Batt Heads To Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst

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Batt co-founded BUZZmedia, originally known as Buzznet, out of his efforts photo blogging, scoring his first funding round back around 2006. Anthony Batt , the founder and Chief Creative Officer of BUZZmedia , has joined Katalyst , the digital media studio founded by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. Katalyst said that Batt will lead the Katalyst team as President, and will help create content, recruit talent, and serve its brand clients.

BUZZMEDIA Tops Facebook On Young Adult Usage

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BUZZMEDIA operates a network of celebrity and pop culture focused sites, including Buzznet, Stereogum, Celebuzz, The Superficial, JustJared, SocialiteLife, and Idolator READ MORE>>. Los Angeles-based BUZZMEDIA , the online entertainment blog and web publisher, is trumpeting its ranking today by comScore as one of the sites with the highest young adult reach. BUZZMEDIA said that 18-34 year olds are more likely to be found on its site than on Facebook and other sites.

BUZZMEDIA Buys Four Punk Rock Blogs

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BUZZMEDIA operates such music sites as SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, and many others. Los Angeles-based BUZZMEDIA , the growing online music publisher, reported this morning that it has acquired four punk rock sites, which it will use to create a new punk music group called AbsoluteVoices. BUZZMEDIA said it acquired Under The Gun Review, Alter The Press!,

BUZZMEDIA Buys The Frisky

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BUZZMEDIA now has a stable of entertainment related blog, news, and community sites, including Buzznet, Celebuzz, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, Absolute Punk, JustJared, WWTDD, GoFugYourself, SocialiteLife, Idolator, GorillaVS.Bear, and Concrete Loop, in addition to running the official sites of a number of celebrities.

A Chat with Chris Tragos of Jetpack

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Tragos is a veteran of technology industry here, having come from Spin Media (formerly, Buzznet) with his two other co-founders. Talk a bit about your team, and the story on how you got from Buzznet to Jetpack?

BUZZMEDIA Hires Music VP

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Los Angeles-based BUZZMEDIA , the pop culture and music blog publisher which runs such sites as Celebuzz, Sterogum, Buzznet, and Idolator, announced today that it has hired Bill Jensen as Vice President/General Manager of Music. The company said the new position is part of an push in the digital music area for the company. Jensen was previously Director of New Media at Village Voice Media, the weekly newspaper chain.

BUZZMEDIA Buys Spin

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BUZZMEDIA said the buy will complement its existing suite of music sites, which include Stereogum, Idolator, Hype Machine, Pure Volume, Brooklyn Vegan, AbsolutePunk, Buzznet, Concrete Loop, Gorilla vs. Bear, Pop Matters, Punk News, RCRD LBL, and XLR8R. Los Angeles-based digital media and entertainment publisher BUZZMEDIA announced this morning that it has acquired venerable SPIN Media , the publisher of Spin Magazine, the 25 year old brand known for its coverage of music and culture.

BUZZMEDIA Partners With Photo Sharing Site Plixi

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BUZZMEDIA's online site include Buzznet, Celebuzz, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, Absolute Punk, JustJared, WWTDD, GoFugYourself, SocialiteLife, Idolator; the company also runs the official celebrity web sites of Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, and others. Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the online publisher of entertainment focused blogs and web sites, said today that it has linked with photo sharing site Plixi , which until recently was known as TweetPhoto.

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uSamp Names CFO, Promotes VPs

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Woolard's LinkedIn profile shows him serving in a string of consulting CFO positions with DLC Projects, including for MGA Entertainment, Altra Biofuels, Buzznet, OleOle, Dreamworks, and others.

BUZZMEDIA Snags Editors From PopEater, TMZ

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BUZZMEDIA operates Buzznet, Celebuzz, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, Absolute Punk, JustJared, WWTDD, GoFugYourself, SocialiteLife, Idolator, in addition to running the official sites for celebrities Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, and others. Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the venture backed online entertainment content network, has snagged two editors for a new, yet-to-be launched celebrity site, the firm said today.

BUZZMEDIA Gets Competition From MOG

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BUZZMEDIA has quietly been amassing a large network of music blog sites, including running Buzznet, Celebuzz, Absolute Punk, GoFugYourself, JustJared, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, WWTDD, SocialiteLife, Idolator, and a number of celebrity web sites. Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the venture-backed publisher of music content, information, and community sites, is getting some new competition this week from Berkeley-based MOG.

BUZZMEDIA Revs Editorial Hires

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BUZZMEDIA operates a large stable of entertainment-related brands, including SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, and many others. Los Angeles-based digital media publisher BUZZMEDIA looks to be revving up its hiring on the editorial end of its business, saying Tuesday that it has hired nine staffers across its sites Celebuzz, and SPIN. The firm said the expansion of its staff will further expand the brands.

Buzz Media Inks Deal with Magazine

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Buzz Media--which was formerly known as BuzzNet--is a venture backed operator of a network of pop culture, celebrity, and music-focused web content properties and blogs. Los Angeles-based Buzz Media , the online network of celebrity-focused web sites, announced today that it has inked a deal with OK! Magazine. Magazine is a celebrity news magazine and website.

DailyFill Takes On Celebrity News

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Similar sites include Wonderwall, a site launched by Microsoft earlier this month, and Celebuzz.com, a celebrity news site run by Buzznet. Santa Monica-based Slingshot Labs , the startup incubator headed by MySpace co-founders Josh Berman and Colin Digiaro, officially rolled out its first web site this morning, DailyFill.

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Jetpack Gives a Boost to Mobile and Rich Media Advertising

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That same team founded the popular site Buzznet, which became BuzzMedia and is now known as SpinMedia. Advertising technology is hot with the rise of mobile, evidenced in part by Verizon’s merger with AOL valued at $4.4

Three Southern California Firms Building Blog Empires

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BUZZMEDIA has a network of music and entertainment news related blogs, including Buzznet, Celebuzz, Absolute Punk, GoFugYourself, JustJared, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, WWTDD, SocialiteLife, and Idolator. News today that AOL has acquired technology news blog TechCrunch highlights the growing place of blog publishers in the online world. Here are three, Southern California blog networks which have quietly growing their network of properties: BUZZMEDIA. www.buzzmedia.com). Profile ].

Interview with Kieve Huffman, Dather

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Kieve has previously been GM and VP of Sony BMG's Global Digital Business Group, and VP of Media Content at InfoSpace, and his partner, Scott Boyd, who was most recently GM at Buzznet and also was Managing Director of AOL Music.