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Archives: August 2012

62 percent of TV viewers use social media while watching

We publish a lot of research here on Lost Remote, and fortunately nearly all of the studies and surveys agree that social viewing is a quickly-growing phenomenon. Ericsson published a study this week that found 62 percent use social media while watching TV - an 18 percentage point increase in one year. But keep in mind they're not just talking about TV: just 25% use social media to discuss what they're watching while they are watching it.

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'Pretty Little Liars' launches web series for social-savvy fans

ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars continues to thrive in social TV. The teen drama has continued to break records and set precedents for how a show can grow when a powerful social TV savvy audience embraces the story lines and characters beyond the traditional screen. Now they're going a step further and launching a web series with cast members as the third season comes to an end.

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Now at 20 million users, Flipboard adds video

Flipboard has become a powerhouse for social content discovery on phones and tablets. Two years after launch, it now boasts 20 million users -- a new user every second -- with its slick, designed-for-devices interface. And today, Flipboard announced the addition of video, drawing on YouTube's library.

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Sony's Xperia Tablet launches with deep GetGlue integration

Sony's new Xperia Tablet (running Android) set to launch on September 7th, will feature a heavy GetGlue integration. The new tablet aims to make a splash in the second screen market by offering features focused on the living room entertainment experience. Beyond working as a universal remote, Xperia also includes a "Watch Now" feature in collaboration with GetGlue. We spoke with GetGlue CEO Alex Iskold about the platform's biggest integration with a manufacturer yet.

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The Pulse: Boxfish, TV Guide, Fall shows, #socialtv poll

Episode 4 of The Pulse on Lost Remote takes a look at the latest news in the exploding social TV guide space and gives a glimpse of the new Fall TV season. Plus our very own Natan Edelsburg makes his very first cameo appearance. Here we go....

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FOX News and Twitter launch partnership for conventions

Fox News and Twitter already have a history of strategic partnerships that tap into the social platform's vast amount of data. In January the two worked together around Fox News' Republican debate, and now they're partnering for the conventions, extending Twitter's Political Index to television with a wider range of political figures. We spoke with Jeff Misenti, VP of FOX News Digital about the partnership.

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TiVo embraces more screens with $130 'Stream' device

TiVo officially unveiled "TiVo Stream" today, a $130 device that enables homes with TiVo Premiere DVRs to watch live and on-demand HDTV on up to four mobile devices. While live viewing is limited to the home, you can download a favorite show or movie and take it with you (a 30-minute show takes about 13 minutes to download if you're OK watching it in standard def, explains AllThingsD).

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CNN and Facebook launch 'Election Insights' powered by Mass Relevance

CNN and Facebook's partnership for the election continues to unveil new products. The news giant and the publicly-traded social platform have just unveiled "Election Insights", a real-time visualization that illustrates which candidates are being discussed the most on Facebook. We spoke with Mass Relevance (the social TV company powering the visualization) CEO Sam Decker...

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Aol's new connected TV app helps distribute video further

Aol continues to invest in the future of TV. They've recently launched a new version of their connected TV app that will be available for Samsung Smart TVs, Rokus, Sony TVs and TiVo devices for the first time. Aol already helps distribute content for TV networks like E! and BBC, and this new app will provide additional reach for their TV partners. We spoke with Rob DelaCruz, General Manager of Connected TV and Mobile Video for the AOL On Network about the launch.

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With Couric’s visit, TV cameras go inside new Twitter HQ

With the launch of her new syndicated show right around the corner, Katie Couric visited Twitter's new Market St. headquarters in San Francisco last week to chat with CEO Dick Costolo and visit the staff. It's also the first time TV cameras have been allowed in the new HQ, and KGO-TV filed this report:

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