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Guidebox Launches To Become Your On-Demand TV Guide And DVR For The Web (And The iPad)

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Are you a fan of TV? Do you like to watch TV on the Web? How about on your iPad? Do you hate not knowing where to go to catch up on all your favorite TV shows? Then I have a website for you. San Francisco-based Guidebox brings together full...
Guidebox Launches To Become Your On-Demand TV Guide And DVR For The Web (And The iPad)

Twitter, Nielsen Will Create A New Social TV Rating Metric

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This is a coup for Twitter: The company is partnering with Nielsen to become the first arbiter of the most socially successful U.S. TV programs. The companies have a new multi-year agreement to create the “Nielsen Twitter TV Rating,” a measurement that Nielsen says will serve as a... Please visit...
Twitter, Nielsen Will Create A New Social TV Rating Metric

Second-screen TV app Zeebox launches SpotSynch, matching clickable ads to TV shows and commercials

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Social television app Zeebox has launched an automated advertising platform today called SpotSynch that will show users targeted digital advertisements simultaneously with specific TV programs and commercials. The new feature will allow advertisers to throw up an advert within the Zeebox app at the exact same time as the advertiser’s...
Second-screen TV app Zeebox launches SpotSynch, matching clickable ads to TV shows and commercials
Samsung Galaxy S4 doubles as a smart TV remote, with built-in IR blaster and 'WatchOn' software
Cleeng Lets Publishers Kind Of Charge You For Web Content, And It Has Raised $511,000 From A Former Apple VP

The Truman Show

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The Truman Show delusion is how some psychiatrists are describing the condition of psychotic patients who believe they are filmed stars of reality TV programs. Another patient traveled to New York City and showed up at a federal building in downtown Manhattan seeking asylum so he could get off his...
The Truman Show
Video Discovery Startup Boxfish Launches Android App, Opens Up API For Third-Party Developers

Social TV startup ComparTeVe wins Hot Company of the Year award, targets Latin America

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ComparTeVe has won the Hot Company of the Year award during the Festival of Media LatAm in Miami this week, the Uruguayan social TV startup has announced. Promoted by the Media Accelerator Programme (M.A.P) and powered by IMS, the competition helps new media companies get attention from marketers, senior media executives and VCs. During its...
Social TV startup ComparTeVe wins Hot Company of the Year award, targets Latin America

BBC boss confirms plans to launch TV content download service to rival iTunes

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BBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed that the Beeb is working on launching a service that will let users download individual TV programs for a fee, the Guardian reports. Thompson made the announcement during a speech to the Royal Television Society in London today. Rumor had first emerged last...
BBC boss confirms plans to launch TV content download service to rival iTunes

Project Barcelona: Why the BBC’s download-to-own plans make a lot of sense

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The idea first started to float earlier this year: the BBC was apparently pondering charging UK iPlayer users to watch archived content beyond its initial catch-up period of 7 days. Despite it being far from confirmed, the licence-fee-paying public were up in arms about it, pointing out that they already...
Project Barcelona: Why the BBC’s download-to-own plans make a lot of sense

Emerging paid iOS apps: Ugly Meter, Infinity Blade and Marvel vs. Capcom 2

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This week’s biggest gainer on our paid app charts is Dapper Gentleman’s Ugly Meter, a simple $0.99 joke app that weighs in on the relative attractiveness of user’s photos. The app takes the No. 1 spot on the iPhone paid app charts and rises 37 places to take the No....
Emerging paid iOS apps: Ugly Meter, Infinity Blade and Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Dish sponsors NASCAR racer to get around Fox's advertising restrictions

Astella Investimentos backs TUILUX to help it apply big data to social TV in Brazil

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TUILUX has received investment from Astella Investimentos, the Brazilian VC fund announced today. The startup uses artificial intelligence, data mining and natural computing to build recommendations, a skill which it now plans to apply to TV. As a matter of fact, Astella’s investment is aimed at supporting the launch of...
Astella Investimentos backs TUILUX to help it apply big data to social TV in Brazil

iOS 5.1 Now Available with Japanese Siri, Camera Enhancements, and More

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Following Apple's announcement that iOS 5.1 would debut today, the software update is now available for existing iOS devices. Among the notable additions are Japanese language support for Siri, camera enhancements, and the ability to delete photos from users' Photo Streams.This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: -...
iOS 5.1 Now Available with Japanese Siri, Camera Enhancements, and More
Shazam's new Windows Phone app integrates with Xbox Music
Verizon's FiOS app brings live TV streaming to the iPad

Daily Telegraph website hacked

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Site defaced apparently in anger at remarks over 'gypsies'Part of the Daily Telegraph's website has been hacked, apparently by people in Romania who were aggrieved at its identification of "gypsies" and "Romanians".Its "Short Breaks" and Wine And Dine sections were both hacked, with the Short Breaks site still up at...
Daily Telegraph website hacked
Dick Costolo says being the 'second screen' is the future of Twitter
Shazam Revamps Its iPad App For Second Screen Action, Can Now "AutoTag" In Background While You Watch TV

GOOGLE: The First Version Of Google TV Was A Mess, And Here's How We're Going To Fix It (GOOG)

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Don't give up on Google TV quite yet. The first version of the product sold so poorly that one of its partners, Logitech, had more returns than sales in the first quarter of 2011, and its CEO later said that betting on Google TV had "cost us dearly." But last...
GOOGLE: The First Version Of Google TV Was A Mess, And Here's How We're Going To Fix It (GOOG)

Storing big data in the cloud is easy -- getting it there is hard

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If there’s one thing the cloud is good at, it’s storing large quantities of data, and making that data available to companies so they can use it in various ways — but as the amount of data continues to explode, one big problem is getting those huge quantities of data...
Storing big data in the cloud is easy -- getting it there is hard
Dish Network’s Hopper DVRs Can Now ‘Auto Hop’ Through Commercials
Appeals court upholds legality of Aereo's "tiny antennas" scheme

Got a new iOS device for the holidays? Try AppHero to find apps

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Over the holidays, the iOS device user base surely grew to new heights with many gifted new iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches. With the growing App Store, it is important for new iOS device users to know which of the many applications are right for them. We have been...
Got a new iOS device for the holidays? Try AppHero to find apps

Behind Netflix's Resurrection Of Arrested Development

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Behind Netflix's Resurrection Of Arrested Development: Willa Paskin of Wired dives into the business behind the resurrection of Arrested Development on Netflix: Whatever our televisual drug of choice--Battle­star Galactica, The Wire, Homeland--we've all put off errands and bedtime to watch just one more, a thrilling, draining, dream-­influencing immersion experience that...
Behind Netflix's Resurrection Of Arrested Development

Japan to broadcast in 4K starting in 2014

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The country will beat the rest of the world in broadcasting TV programs with four times the resolution of a Blu-ray movie. [Read more]...
Japan to broadcast in 4K starting in 2014

Second-screen app Umami debuts image-sharing features in time for the Oscars

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NYC-based second screen startup Umami TV is launching new features that let users instantly select and share images from the TV programs they’re watching, the company announced today. Timed for the Academy Awards broadcast this Sunday, the additional options are now available as part of the latest update of Umami’s free...
Second-screen app Umami debuts image-sharing features in time for the Oscars

Former Apple exec leads $512k funding round in content monetization startup Cleeng

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Cleeng, the Dutch startup focused on allowing publishers to charge for parts of their content as an alternative to a complete paywall, has announced a €400,000 ($511,600) funding round led by former Apple VP and General Manager for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, Pascal Cagni. The round, which also involves...
Former Apple exec leads $512k funding round in content monetization startup Cleeng

Amazon introduces lnstant Video links to the IMDB iOS app

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Amazon has made it easy for users of the IMDB iOS app to go from reading about a film to watching it, after it added Amazon Instant Video links to the app for the movie database that it bought in 2008. An update introduces watchable links to all IMDB-listed movies...
Amazon introduces lnstant Video links to the IMDB iOS app

Sony Japan announces ICS for tablets in late April, WiFi-only Tablet P April 21st

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Owners of Sony's Tablet S and Tablet P can look forward to receiving Android 4.0.3 next month, at least in Japan. Beyond the latest and greatest Google-provided underpinnings, the update will also expand their photo capabilities with activation from the lock screen and the ability to take panoramic pictures,...
Sony Japan announces ICS for tablets in late April, WiFi-only Tablet P April 21st
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