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Flingo rebrands as Samba TV, collaborates with Sony on smart TV apps

samba_logo[5]In January, we wrote about Flingo (now Samba TV) – a publisher of smart TV apps – demonstrating its new platform, Samba, at CES 2013. When we spoke with Ashwin Navin, CEO and Founder of Samba TV he described the platform as “blur[ring] the lines between first screen and second screen, between traditional TV and smart TV. For example, if someone is watching an episode of Comedy Central Roast live, Samba will recommend the 5 best Roast videos from the Web, so you can continue that viewing experience after the show is over, with one-click of your TV remote. Not sure which video you want? Check out a preview from your iPad first, and then fling the video you like to your TV.” Read more

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TiVo partners with Flingo to smarten non-smart TVs

As the digital video recorder becomes more ubiquitous, and is offered by nearly every cable provider, TiVo has been forced to offer more advantages to subscribers. The latest, a partnership with smart tv app leader Flingo, is a big step in the right direction. Read more

CES: With new partnerships and services Roku goes from streaming to mainstream

When the Roku player launched in 2008, it was the first product to stream Netflix to the TV, and that was its only channel. Fast forward to CES 2013, where Roku announced that they surpassed 700 channels on the platform, including channels from FlingoVEVO, and Spotify. Read more

CES: With Samba, Flingo attempts to blur the line between first and second screens

With CES 2013 kicking off today, Flingo, a publisher of Smart TV apps, will demonstrate its new platform, Samba. Available across multiple devices, Samba automatically synchs with live TV shows, and serves as a recommendation engine for related online videos and other relevant shows. It also surfaces the social conversation surrounding the show you’re watching, and allows you to easily check-in to programs and share content with friends. Read more

Mark Cuban invests in social TV startup Flingo

We uncovered Flingo back in November of last year, a company cofounded by Bit-Torrent cofounder Ashwin Navin. Back then the company was focused on building connected TV apps for a wide range of television and entertainment clients. At CES in January the company made some big social announcements around their platform with launch partner A+E Networks. This February the company raised $7 million and today they've announced...

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Flingo makes your remote more social with A+E Networks as launch partner

To understand exactly what TV is, you often need to pause and remember how intensely passive the viewing experience is for most. You come home extremely tired, grab a snack and veg out in front of your favorite prime time programming on linear, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes or other content. Flingo's announcement at CES just made the easy, laziness and perfect activity of vegging out a lot more social by adding a component to their platform that lets you share to Facebook and Twitter with one click of the remote.

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Flingo dives into social TV with synchronized TV apps

With CES inching closer, the connected, smart, Internet-enabled TV market continuing to heat up. In fact, the Connected TV Marketing Association (CTVMA) just launched this week, which strives to promote and grow the quickly-emerging connected TV business. One company that's already been developing connected TV apps for three years is Flingo, a company that builds "super apps for smart TVs," on Insignia, LG, Samsung, Vizio, Sanyo, Western Digital, and Netgear devices. Last month the company announced they'd be working with Collective Digital Studio to bring YouTube celebs The Annoying Orange, Fred, iJustine and FreddieW delivered straight to connected TV sets -- a step to create a new kind of primetime on TV for these stars.

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Why is torrenting being ignored by the social TV world?

If you know anyone that lives outside the US that's a TV junkie, there's a good chance they religiously use torrenting to watch their favorite shows hours after they air on the East Coast. A few years ago I had the chance to hear CBS CEO Les Moonves speak at New York University, and I asked him if they care about the international community torrenting CBS's content. He responded that the real problem with illegal downloading is with movies and that they're not as concerned with TV.

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