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A new app for iOS pays you to watch television. Viggle , released Wednesday on the App Store, is one of the first “loyalty programs,” as the company calls it, for TV. Viggle works by using an iOS device’s microphone to hear what you’re watching, including both live and DVR-recorded shows. It then matches that waveform to a particular channel and show and credits you a certain number of “points” per minute for watching.
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The ol' endzone dance just got even more social. When players in this Saturday's Battle for the Golden Egg — the annual college football clash between Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi — celebrate after scoring a touchdown, they'll be doing so on top of a massive Twitter hashtag. In what's believed to be a first for college football programs, Mississippi State has painted #HAILSTATE — the school's traditional rallying cry and fight song — in its north endzone. College teams typically decorate endzones with the title of their school, mascot nickname or a colorful pattern. But Mississippi State's Twitter-based variation has already created buzz in the sports world. "It's a phenomenal idea," Dallas Mavericks owner and Broadcast.com founder Mark Cuban said in an email to Mashable .
Domino's Pizza has found a novel way to engage iPad users and maybe sell a few more pizzas along the way. The pizza chain has created an app that lets you make a pizza onscreen and then order it in real life. Domino's Pizza Hero is a game/app that simulates the experience of kneading dough, spreading sauce, sprinkling cheese, placing toppings and cutting slices all while a timer ticks away.
When Sundance Channel premieres the first episode of the second season of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys on PerezHilton.com today, it’ll be a full 24 hours before the on-air debut of the show on Nov. 18. What’s more, the blogger’s unveiling of the show follows a Twitter premiere earlier in the week, as well as a Hulu debut of the episode. The Twitter debut marked one of the first time a network has leveraged the social platform to bow a show, and while the Twitter-cast only generated 2,000 views, it’s a start to using social video to drive early buzz in a TV show.
Pauley Perrette and Mark Harmon Social network discussions about television shows drove more live viewing and second-screen engagement during the 2010-2011 television season, according to a TVGuide.com user research study that ranks the year's top 10 most social shows. Twenty percent of respondents said they are now watching more live TV to avoid plot and reality "spoilers" that may be revealed in real time by members of their social networks.
I have seen the future of TV and it is called “Zeebox”. The next project from Anthony Rose, the technologist who built KaZaA and BBC iPlayer in to some of the most disruptive digital media plays, is due to go live in October. Topped by Peoplesound founder and ex EMI SVP Ernesto Schmitt as CEO, the pair’s startup raised $5 million in seed funds from unidentified investors in June and has been operating in stealth as “tBone”.
TELUS has teamed up with Canadian Star Trek Icon Leonard Nimoy (Spock) in an innovative marketing campaign that announces Facebook on Optik TV as “The Next Frontier of Social Networking” in order to promote the launch of a bold new TV app, TELUS, a national telecommunications giant in Canada that provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment, video, IP and satellite TV, has launched a new single screen TV App that allows one to interact with Facebook on a TV without missing a the program.
Le groupe Américain Yahoo, qui vient d'abandonner plusieurs de ses services (comme Yahoo Buzz ), semble se tourner vers la "télévision sociale" en rachetant une jeune société développant une application mobile permettant de communiquer à ses proches ce que l'on regarde. En effet, IntoNow a lancé le 31 janvier une application pour iPhone qui identifie automatiquement ce que vous regardez à la télévision et permet de le publier sur Facebook ou Twitter. Une application qui fait parler d'elle, tellement d'ailleurs que certains spécialistes évaluent la société entre 20 et 30 millions de dollars. Chiffre non confirmé par Yahoo qui garde le montant du rachat secret.
En 2025, la digital housewive a déjà depuis une bonne dizaine d’années quasiment définitivement abandonné son cabas au profit d’achats on-line recommandés par sa communauté .
These days, digital content is everywhere. You can purchase movies, TV shows and music from a multitude of places but when it comes to getting the content you already own or pay for on your device -- that's where things get a little tricky. Monsoon Multimedia is looking to make all that easier with their Vulkano Flow system. As described in their press release: The Vulkano Flow gives consumers the freedom to watch their TV anywhere in the world using smartphones, tablets and computers. Vulkano users can now instantly begin recording their favorite television programming so they never miss historic news or memorable sporting moments.
YouTube Takes Pitches for 20 Web TV Channels July 11, 2011
Miso is moving from a check-in service to a conversation place, as Bazaar Labs CEO Somrat Niyogi said to Janko Roettgers on GigaOM’s NewTeeVee.
Pepsi has teamed up with The X-Factor , Simon Cowell’s new foray into TV singing competitions, to create Pepsi Pulse and Pepsi Sound Off , two gamified social media platforms that allow viewers to compete and communicate while watching the show. There has been some side conversations of the gamification of social TV , but this is the first time that social TV has made a splash. Although getting their start with X-Factor, according to AdAge the Pepsi platforms may be used during other televised events such as the SuperBowl to engage viewers while advertising the brand. Pepsi Pulse, more akin to an infographic than a gamified community, draws from tweets to visualize the buzz around the X Factor and keep viewers up to date on hot topics.