Super Bowl XLVII promises to be the most social Super Bowl ever, and might even be the most social single event of 2013. To prepare you for the event, here’s a roundup of ways to stay connected before, during, and after the game whether you like football or care more about the commercials and halftime show (or the Puppy Bowl). Read more
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As ‘White Collar’s’ Neal Caffrey and Peter Burke have demonstrated, solving crimes requires collaboration,which is why this season, the show’s fans will be able to take their crime-solving skills to the next level. USA has partnered with the FBI to unveil “Real Life White Collar Crimes,” a cross-platform experience that will feature photos and information about real unsolved cases, which fans can access through an online gallery. Read more
Updated: Back in November, Viggle announced it was acquiring GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares of stock, forming a social TV powerhouse. But there was a condition: $60 million in new financing from an investor, yet to be announced. The goal was to close the new financing round in December, but a new SEC filing this month revealed the two companies were “discussing an extension of such date and other potential modifications.”
Another Monday and another big acquisition announcement in the social TV world. As we reported earlier today, Viggle scooped up GetGlue, combining to form a second screen powerhouse in an increasingly competitive space. GetGlue has the bigger audience, but Viggle has the deeper pockets, a publicly-traded company (VGGL) founded by former American Idol exec Robert Sillerman that acquired Loyalize and quickly ramped up an aggressive team.
Since the beginning, GetGlue has been primarily a mobile app experience, but in recent months the social TV startup has been cranking away on the web side of things, as well. In September, it relaunched its site as a destination — with an emphasis on a new social program guide — and today GetGlue released a new set of features to beef up the community aspects of the experience.
GetGlue revealed an exciting report at the beginning of the month detailing how they’re becoming the most popular platform for scripted primetime. As Twitter reinforces that it’s in the social TV business, GetGlue has released another chart detailing activity from the major TV premiers. GetGlue shared the following with Lost Remote exclusively, comparing activity on their platform compared to Twitter. Read more
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