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Tweek.tv’s social TV guide comes to the iPad

Dijit buys Miso's assets as social TV space consolidates

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The rumors are true, after all:Dijit Media, the company behind the Nextguide TV guide app, is buying social TV pioneer Miso’s assets. The acquisition, which was announced by Dijit Friday, doesn’t include any of Miso’s remaining eight employees, but Miso’s co-founder and CEO Somrat Niyogi will become an advisor to...
Dijit buys Miso's assets as social TV space consolidates
Xbox One Makes The Console Gaming Experience Less Lonely

Stealthy video startup WebTuner raises $7.4 million

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A Redmond company by the name of WebTuner, led by former InfoSpace executive Bernee Strom, has landed $7.4 million in equity financing, according to a SEC filing. I’ve been unable to track down a company Web site, and this LinkedIn page only offers a smattering of evidence about what the...
Stealthy video startup WebTuner raises $7.4 million

Sky+ iPad app update brings remote control and DVR scheduling

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After being teased earlier in the year, v4.0 of the Sky+ app for iPad has arrived in the UK and brought a number of new features to subscriber's tablets. Now, it can be used as a remote control to change channels or select DVR functions, as well as view...
Sky+ iPad app update brings remote control and DVR scheduling

For connected TV, the new last mile is dining room to living room

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Last week, I lambasted Virgin Media for taking two years to launch its iPad TV guide for its TiVo set-top box. I have since learned the app has been ready for months; it was submitted to and approved by Apple months ago......
For connected TV, the new last mile is dining room to living room

How to Buy Netflix's House of Cards on Amazon

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Perhaps you’ve heard that Netflix is showing “House of Cards“, a new TV series starring Kevin Spacey. But maybe you don’t have a $8-a-month Netflix subscription, or don’t want to try the service’s free one-month trial. Or maybe you just don’t like streaming video. Here’s your answer: You can buy...
How to Buy Netflix's House of Cards on Amazon

Twitter Buys Startup to Boost "Revenue Engineering Team"

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Twitter has acqhired the team behind social media analytics startup Hotspots.io. At least three members of the startup have joined Twitter’s “revenue engineering team” to build tools for Twitter advertisers and publishers. Hotspots.io graduated from startup factory Y Combinator a year ago, but at that time called itself Moki.TV, a “personalized...
Twitter Buys Startup to Boost "Revenue Engineering Team"

Mobile cloud DVR app BooxTV snapped up by Finnish telco

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The idea of third-party services that allow online TV recording may have proved controversial in some quarters, but now a Finnish telco is acquiring just such a thing. DNA Ltd has bought a fifth of Booxmedia, whose BooxTV app is an internet-based DVR for smartphones and tablets. BooxTV’s mobile app...
Mobile cloud DVR app BooxTV snapped up by Finnish telco
NextGuide, Net-A-Porter, and More

T-Mobile USA's optional censorship blocks clean, legal sites

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An optional web censoring filter used by T-Mobile's US division, Web Guard has been found stretching too far in a new study by the Open Observatory of Network Interference. As implemented so far, it not only blocks the intended 'adult' sites but a number of clean sites, such as Cosmopolitan...
T-Mobile USA's optional censorship blocks clean, legal sites

Oprah Is Begging People On Twitter To Watch Her TV Network

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Last night, Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter to basically beg people, especially those who would affect Nielsen ratings, to put on her network. At the time, a show called "Oprah's Next Chapter" was on, according to TV Guide. Description: "America's Hidden Culture: Oprah explores the lives and practices of...
Oprah Is Begging People On Twitter To Watch Her TV Network

Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

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Evomote is a Spanish startup that hopes to transform your smartphone into a personalized TV guide, and its pitch during the Wayra Madrid Demo Day earlier this week was very well received. This was a good example of how much startups can change during an acceleration program – for the better. When...
Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

Sneak peek: A first look at GetGlue HD (video)

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GetGlue is about to roll out a significant update of its mobile app that moves the service beyond check-ins and towards a personalized programming guide. The new app is called GetGlue HD, and GetGlue founder and CEO Alex Iskold stopped by our office the other day to tell us all...
Sneak peek: A first look at GetGlue HD (video)
TV Guide rolls out iOS app update to enhance the second screen experience

RWW Recommends: The Best Channel-Surfing Companion App for TV Trivia

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People love to use their tablets while watching TV. With so many different "second-screen" mobile apps out there, it's not always easy to know which are the best. Here's a look at our favorite app for finding related content while you're watching a show. When the iPad first launched, I...
RWW Recommends: The Best Channel-Surfing Companion App for TV Trivia
CBS takes a 50% stake in TV Guide

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

CBS acquires all of TV Guide Digital

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TV Guide Digital has fared well between its web portal and mobile apps, but part-owner CBS thinks there's a lot of potential locked away. Enough so, in fact, that CBS is taking over TV Guide Digital by acquiring Lionsgate's remaining 50 percent stake in the venture. The media giant...
CBS acquires all of TV Guide Digital

Nova Spivack’s Live Matrix: A Programming Guide for the Live Web

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“The web is becoming a live medium — sales and auctions happen in time, product launches, chats with celebrities, live video events and audio, games, events in virtual worlds — there are a huge amount of scheduled things taking place,” says Nova Spivack, who recently sold off his semantic web...
Nova Spivack’s Live Matrix: A Programming Guide for the Live Web

NextGuide iPad app update adds second-screen content for USA Network

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If you're constantly on the lookout for more second screen apps to enhance your television viewing experience and you happen to be a big fan of Psych, NextGuide's newly minted integration with the USA Network might be right up your alley. In its latest update, the TV Guide replacement...
NextGuide iPad app update adds second-screen content for USA Network

Dijit acquiring GoMiso to improve how people discover content, will shut down its Quips mobile app

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Dijit Media announced today that it is acquiring GoMiso, Inc, the makers of the Miso, SideShows, and Quips social TV products. In doing so, Dijit believes that the deal will give it more tools that will help improve the way people discover content. However, the company said that it intends...
Dijit acquiring GoMiso to improve how people discover content, will shut down its Quips mobile app
Flingo makes Tivo sexy again by adding web videos & smart TV apps

Nintendo Says TV Services Are Coming to Wii U December 20

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I wonder how long this software update will take? A month after launch, Nintendo is finally launching its TVii service, which lets customers access their TV guide from the GamePad controller. The update is coming Dec. 20 to the U.S. and Canada, and will support various cable and satellite providers, as well...
Nintendo Says TV Services Are Coming to Wii U December 20

Boxfish's iPad App Brings the Twitter Model to Broadcast Television

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Startup Boxfish, which aims to index all of the content spoken on broadcast television, today introduced the first consumer-facing practical application of its technology in the form of the Boxfish Live Guide for iPad. The startup, which was originally based in London but relocated to Palo Alto in early...
Boxfish's iPad App Brings the Twitter Model to Broadcast Television

Meet Back-Stabbing Banker Mike, The New 'Survivor' Villain

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Incredible as it seems, Season 24 of "Survivor" will be hitting television screens on February 15th. On "Survivor: One World Preview" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on TV Guide), host Jeff Probst gave a sneak peek of what's coming, and introduced the guy he said is the next "Survivor" villain.This season...
Meet Back-Stabbing Banker Mike, The New 'Survivor' Villain

Newzbin Usenet Indexer Liable For Copyright Infringement

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An anonymous reader writes "The world's most popular Usenet indexing site, Newzbin, has been trounced in London's High Court by the movie studios. Held liable for the infringements of its users, later this week Newzbin will be subjected to an injunction which will force it to filter out illegal copies...
Newzbin Usenet Indexer Liable For Copyright Infringement

TVGuide.com Acquires Fav.Tv To Expand Mobile App Team

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TVGuide.com has acquired social TV startup Fav.Tv in what executive vice president and general manager Christy Tanner says is a straightforward talent acquisition. Plenty of startups are trying to reinvent the tv guide — including Fav.Tv, which was described, when it launched last fall, as not “your grandmother’s TV Guide.” But...
TVGuide.com Acquires Fav.Tv To Expand Mobile App Team
An à la carte Apple TV concept integrates Siri, FaceTime, and cable/satellite providers (Gallery)
TV Guide, Stick Tennis, and More
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