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We are the 16%: Why Facebook should stop charging to increase the reach of Page posts

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Facebook Pages are increasingly becoming an invaluable part of companies’ day-to-day marketing activities, but during FMC in February of last year, Facebook announced to businesses that an average of only 16% of the members on their Page actually get exposed on their newsfeed to the content that they upload. This...
We are the 16%: Why Facebook should stop charging to increase the reach of Page posts

Mary Beard suffers 'truly vile' Twitter abuse after Question Time

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TV presenter and academic says abuse after panel show was the kind that would 'put many women off appearing in public'TV presenter and academic Mary Beard has said she has become the victim of a torrent of "truly vile" abuse online of the kind that would "put many women off...
Mary Beard suffers 'truly vile' Twitter abuse after Question Time

Viki doubles down on content arbitrage with Asian TV and movie deals

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Viki is adding more than 2,000 hours of content from Japan, China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Venezuela to its global TV platform, thanks to new distribution agreements with broadcasters like TV Asahi, Huace and Venevision. Viki CEO and co-founder Razmig Hovaghimian told me during a call Tuesday that this is...
Viki doubles down on content arbitrage with Asian TV and movie deals

Alt-Minds and the promise of 'transmedia'

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The term 'transmedia' has been derided in the past, but a Parisian developer reckons it may be the future of gaming, and Alt-Minds is the first instalmentMaybe we're wrong about the future of games. While those of us in the traditional industry wonder whether it's all going to be about...
Alt-Minds and the promise of 'transmedia'

Boxfish lands on Android, has big plans for real-time TV data

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Palo Alto-based Boxfish, the second-screen TV guide that squarely aims at news junkies and sports fans, landed on Android this week with an app that tells you exactly what everyone on TV is talking about at any given time. Boxfish monitors conversations on close to 1,000 U.S. channels in real-time...
Boxfish lands on Android, has big plans for real-time TV data
Video Discovery Startup Boxfish Launches Android App, Opens Up API For Third-Party Developers

RIP Richard Briers, Hynes's new sitcom and Gervais and Cleese - oops

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Also this week, Ronnie Corbett couldn't make it in comedy now, Billy Connolly smoked the Bible and Marmite man Judd ApatowIn the week we lost Richard Briers, one of the all-time TV comedy greats, confirmation of a new - and intriguing - addition to the UK's sitcom pantheon. Jessica Hynes,...
RIP Richard Briers, Hynes's new sitcom and Gervais and Cleese - oops
Do you binge-watch TV? 6 ways to justify your habit

BAMM.tv Launches An Immersive iPad App For Fans Of Live Indie Music

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BAMM.tv has spent the last year or so shooting and producing live concert videos, both in its own studio and on-location at events like SXSW. The result is an impressive library of live music videos — it’s got more than 70 hours of material from 175 artists. In addition to...
BAMM.tv Launches An Immersive iPad App For Fans Of Live Indie Music
Forget channel surfing: How Boxfish plans to revolutionize real-time TV search
Why Aereo Is Not Zediva, From A to Z
Peel moves beyond discovery, kicks off real-time TV engagement platform with American Idol

Samsung teases 'whole new Smart Hub' on Flickr feed, CES launch confirmed

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Samsung's HDTV-based Smart Hub is set to land a major refresh at CES, according to a trio of images and a product description that appeared on Flickr this evening. Like previous iterations, the software interface will provide access to real-time TV broadcasts, on-demand flicks, apps and photos, according to...
Samsung teases 'whole new Smart Hub' on Flickr feed, CES launch confirmed

Freesat launches 'Free Time' TV Guide to help you waste yours

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Freesat is launching a revamped TV guide to pull together content from your satellite dish and the Internet. Free Time has a unified now and next view that lets you search backwards for shows you've missed that are available on-demand. It currently supports BBC iPlayer and ITV player, with...
Freesat launches 'Free Time' TV Guide to help you waste yours
Writers of Disney Sitcom Fail to Understand Open Source

Early Googler raises $750,000 for ‘social TV guide’ tweetTV

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Austin, Texas-based tweetTV, which offers an eponymous real-time social TV guide service and is not to be confused with TWiT.tv, has raised $750,000 in seed funding from angel investor Joe Kalfa. TweetTV was started in 2009 by Bradley Markham, who worked at Google in the early days, from 2002 to...
Early Googler raises $750,000 for ‘social TV guide’ tweetTV

GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech

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The Seven-Year Twit: Seven years ago, Jack sent out his first tweet and thus began the Twitter (or as it was known as the Twttr) revolution. The company turned seven this week — an eternity in Silicon Valley’s here-today-gone-tomorrow landscape. The company, coincidentally (and if you believe in coincidences) said...
GigaOM Reads: A look back at the week in tech

Barry Diller's Internet video startup Aereo secures court victory in fight with big media

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Just two weeks after Seattle startup Ivi lost an important chance to propel its case forward, another startup with deeper pockets is moving ahead with its plans to transform the TV industry as we know it. Aereo, the Barry Diller-backed startup, just won an important decision in the federal court...
Barry Diller's Internet video startup Aereo secures court victory in fight with big media

Online gambling could boost Facebook's flagging Payments

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Facebook could find better growth for its slow-going Facebook Payments revenue line, after it debuts paid gambling games on its platform from Tuesday. UK online bingo game maker Gamesys‘ new game Bingo & Slots Friendzy is the first on Facebook App Centre to pay real cash prizes; several more are likely...
Online gambling could boost Facebook's flagging Payments

Most installed Google TV apps include Napster, Pandora, and CNBC

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Music and financial news top the list for the most successful Google TV applications, according to a new six-month-long study from Xyologic. The Android OS-based Google TV software, which currently runs on a variety of set-top boxes from Logitech, Sony and others, allows regular television sets to gain access to...
Most installed Google TV apps include Napster, Pandora, and CNBC

Boxfish Launches An iPad App To Help You Find What's Hot On TV

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There’s no shortage of video discovery apps out there. There are some, like Showyou, which aim to usual social signals to tell you what videos are worth watching online; and there are others, like Fanhattan, which are designed to aggregate information across multiple video apps. But few apps are focused...
Boxfish Launches An iPad App To Help You Find What's Hot On TV
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