How to watch the presidential debates online

Unlike the last election cycle, the 2012 presidential debates will be available online. You might want to turn off your TV to watch these ones — or at the very least, keep your smartphone or tablet handy.

LocalResponse checks in to social TV advertising with Philo acquisition

Now businesses can keep an eye on consumers checking in in TV land and the real world at the same time. LocalResponse, a company that helps businesses monitor and respond to check-ins, today announced its acquisition of Philo Media Corporation, which has created a way for TV and theatrical studios to deliver real-time messages to consumers. Financials were not disclosed.

Check-in screen

TV check-in app GetGlue gets a mobile web app

AdaptiveBlue, a New York City startup that lets users “check in” to TV shows to share what they’re watching with their friends, has unveiled an HTML5 version of its GetGlue app that emulates its iPhone and Android applications.

How GetGlue plans to dominate TV check-ins (and more)

AdaptiveBlue, a New York City startup that lets users “check in” to TV shows to share what they’re watching with their friends, recently raised $6 million in funding Time Warner and others. I’ve seen a ton of TV check-in apps in the last few months, so I asked founder and chief executive Alex Iskold how GetGlue (that’s the name of the app) will stand out.