Twitter Updates for 2008-03-31

  • Songza is great! Can’t believe I found one of the songs that I co-wrote years ago there – the Nice Monster ver http://songza.com/z/vamowr #
  • cracking up reading Jack Handey’s advance obituary. The man will forever think deeply, even in death, I’m betting. http://rurl.org/mir #
  • @whytuesday have fun with Ed Felten. You know that if hes blocked from chking the machines his students MUST be picking up the slack 😛 #
  • Have ideas for alternatives/derivates of the Rick Roll for April Fool’s? Please D msg or @netzoo me #
  • ooh those are both good ones @leh4 and @kthread, thanks. #
  • @laughingsquid AP/ESPN (Disney) are just backwards. To ignore Bush being booed is like not showing soldiers’ coffins. http://rurl.org/mkp #
  • and thanks for following back @jpostman. I’ve long admired your work and perspective on social media! #
  • rain delay at Wrigley. Even more reason to believe it’s gonna be an historic year – the suspense – always nice to start the year undefeated #
  • @viss @nrek LA G33k D1nner — the BBQ version in either May or June. I’m always happy to host and provide keg + bbq, sunshine and two patios #
  • @nrek (and all other Tweeps) anytime you’re in the area! (plus, I’m just a short walk through the park (Elysian) to Dodger Stadium. Spring! #
  • the temptation to go postal just increased: coworker here in production is forced to record George Michael singing Father Figure on live TV #
  • LA peeps who like punk & weirdos: Jay Reatard & Mika Miko at All Star Lanes in Eagle Rock, 8:30. This will be FUN! http://tinyurl.com/22ghk6 #
  • want me to pitch your company / startup / whatever in Australia in late Dec. early Jan? Trying to rationalize this asap: http://rurl.org/mln #
  • I’d like to thank the Rookie of the Year to be: Kosuke Fukudome! 3 for 3 w/ game-tying 3-run HR in bottom of the 9th! Go Cubs! #
  • relax @busblog, I’m pretty sure the Cubs lost in extra innings first game of the year in 1908 too. Also to a jacked-up Canadian named Gagne #

BuzzNet Gets Up to $25 Million + Stereogum

I began this post months ago and never posted it. Now it’s all but confirmed that BuzzNet FULLY owns Stereogum and on top of that Just received up to $25 million in funding. This according to Rafat Ali of paidcontent who is sitting right next to me at the Community Next conference.

We have confirmed through sources that Buzznet now fully owns Stereogum. Not sure how this plays into the new funding, but the financing may be used in making some other music and entertainment related content acquisitions and possibly rollups, our sources say.

UPDATE: Mashable is reporting that Buzznet has also acquired QLoud, the Steve Case-backed music network seen on Facebook and elsewhere.

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