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.
At Hollywood and Highland, Outside Community Next conference, which is oddly being held in a nightclub, in a mall.
UPDATE: Check out my interview with Scoble, where I drill him on everything from the iinevitability of Microhoo to ideas on the next Twitter… HERE.
In the first video, I show off my Sierra Wireless 881U AirCard for AT&T that I just picked up. Hopefully bandwidth won’t be an issue when I use this, *ahem* but I’vebeen very impressed with it’s 1-2Mbps down and 1Mb up speeds on AT&T’s 3G network and it’s Mac compatibility. All I really want for Christmas is an N95 (or 96) but they don’t appear to be falling from the sky at H&H. Not yet at least.
Some photos from the first few days of SXSW Interactive. Please click through to the flickr photo to add tags and comment as necessary. Eventually (and with your help) I will add more detail/descriptors.
I’ve felt it since I arrived about 2 and a half years ago, and now, the mainstream media is coming around to acknowledge the veracity of Los Angeles’ burgeoning tech scene. Check out what the local CBS affiliate had to say from this week’s successful Twiistup 3, organized by Mike Macadaan and friends.