Social-TV check-in startup GetGlue has lured away Evan Krauss from his post as executive vice persident of sales at Shazam so he can become GetGlue’s new president, the company announced today.
Hiding behind the scenes of many media events that integrate social media activity is Mass Relevance. Such is the case with tonight’s live preshow for the season six premiere of HBO’s hit vampire drama, True Blood.
Who needs a second screen when you can use one screen to watch, share, and see what others are saying about life television entertainment? Today SimulTV launched a new online TV-viewing app that integrates social, eliminating the need for two screens.
GoMiso’s founder will serve as an advisor to Dijit in its quest to make TV more social.
TV loyalty service Viggle has agreed to acquire social TV app GetGlue for $25 million and 48.3 million shares in stock.
Nieslen has acquired SocialGuide in a move to broaden its media research capabilities and connect the dots between Twitter and TV ratings.
Guest Post For all the legitimate buzz about social TV, one mystery remains: why hasn’t it come about?
The post-game analysis from the social media set is rolling in, and it seems like the Oscars, while big, didn’t manage to generate nearly as much conversation as The Grammys or Superbowl.
One of the largest TV app publishers you’ve never heard of, Flingo, announced today that it has raised an additional $7 million from August Capital, which will help the company bring its Social TV technology to more devices and television networks.
Comedian Pauly Shore spent the month of January shilling for a web startup, YouToo, by participating in a contest on the site.
Republican presidential hopefuls will square off Saturday night at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Conversations about the debate are sure to trickle over onto the social web, and ABC News, which is broadcasting and moderating the event, will gauge viewer reactions in real-time by polling them via TV-tagging application IntoNow.
It looks like Yahoo is the latest competitor in the social TV market, with today’s announcement that it has acquired startup IntoNow.
As more companies jump on to the social TV bandwagon, a new startup called Loyalize is offering tools for brands and content providers to create their own apps for real-time participation around any event — including TV shows.
Social TV startup Philo tells me user numbers are “through the roof” right now, thanks in large part to copying a strategy from traditional TV — bring in the stars.
There’s been a real explosion in TV check-in startups in the last year or so, but today, a company called IntoNow is launching what may be the most impressive social TV app yet.
The team behind Tunerfish, the social TV application launched by cable TV giant Comcast earlier this year, just announced that it’s releasing an application for Android smartphones.
Whenever I talk about apps that allow users to share what they’re watching with friends by “checking in” to a TV show, the first question anyone asks me is, ‘Why the heck would I want to do that?” Social TV startup Miso has been exploring different answers to that question, such as special content, and it unveiled a new one today — a promotional deal with home shopping company QVC.
Comcast got into the social TV game in June with the launch of a new service called Tunerfish. Today, the company announced a bunch of upgrades that general manager John McCrea said should lead to more sign-ups and growth.