It’s a done deal. Twitter confirmed reports of its Bluefin Labs acquisition on Tuesday night, doubling down on the company’s efforts to own the social TV space.
“This acquisition reflects our commitment to the social TV market, and builds on our exclusive partnership with Nielsen announced in December to develop … MORE
Dijit Media, the company behind interactive TV guide NextGuide, has acquired GoMiso, the company which owns the popular TV check-in engine Miso, as well as social TV products SideShows and Quips. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In a press release, Dijit said that it planned to leverage Miso’s … MORE
Updated: Back in November, Viggle announced it was acquiring GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares of stock, forming a social TV powerhouse. But there was a condition: $60 million in new financing from an investor, yet to be announced. The goal was to close the new … MORE
When the Roku player launched in 2008, it was the first product to stream Netflix to the TV, and that was its only channel. Fast forward to CES 2013, where Roku announced that they surpassed 700 channels on the platform, including channels from Flingo, VEVO, and Spotify.… MORE
We’ve talked about OTT 2.0 before, and today I’d like to break down this term to its main building blocks.
According to a recent study conducted in the US, a three person household will include 10-11 connected devices, including smartphones which are often used to browse social networks or TV … MORE
1. Mobile becomes an all-consuming priority
It’s one thing to know that mobile (phones+tablets) is important, and it’s another thing to be astonished by its off-the-charts growth. Over the holiday week, Flurry reported that 50 million iOS and Android devices were activated and 1.76 billion apps were downloaded worldwide — … MORE
Following the launch of tip jar, Vimeo is now demoing its upcoming pay-to-view service with select filmmakers before releasing the feature to PRO members in early 2013.
As we explained in September when Vimeo first shared its plans to launch a pay-to-view feature, there’s a risky nature to releasing a … MORE
Second screen service Zeebox has announced that its service has gone live in Australia. You can grabs the apps — which are available for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices — from the Zeebox Australia page, the Web-based service is also up and running.
Zeebox CEO & co-founder Ernesto … MORE
Input one. It is the most valuable connector on the back of the average American television — and by extension, the most valuable connector in the average American home. Input one is what you plug your cable box into, where your DVR lives, where you go to watch sports and … MORE
AirPlay and WiDi made big promises of screen mirroring made easy, but both were too closed to succeed. New Miracast technology could finally give consumers an easy, wireless way to stream content from a laptop or smartphone to a TV.