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Dijit Media Acquires GoMiso

Dijit Media, the company behind interactive TV guide NextGuide, has acquired GoMiso, the company which owns the popular TV check-in engine Miso, as well as social TV products SideShows and Quips. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In a press release, Dijit said that it planned to leverage Miso’s technology to deliver even more customized social experiences to users.
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An inside look at how IntoNow’s ‘CapIt’ is making photos of TV social

This past year, was the year of the image maturing on the social web. From Pinterest to Instagram, to animated GIFs on Tumblr, it’s never been more fun and social to customize and mold photos about your favorite TV shows. Here’s how Yahoo’s IntoNow users are using their “CapIt” feature to turn photos about TV into mini, customized memes. Read more

'GetGlue HD' will be revealed at Social TV Summit

The Social TV Summit is upon us. If you're unfamiliar with this top-exec affair that's become a platform for the social TV industry, read our recaps here and here. The Summit returns to Los Angeles and will host it's first ever awards. Emmy-Award winning and Twitter, Pinterest and Foursquare early investor Greg Yaitanes will keynote the summit but it looks like the big news will be coming via Alex Iskold's presentation on GetGlue.

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What kind of second screen viewer are you?

Not every TV viewer is the same, and that also goes for viewers who engage with the second screen. Miso conducted a qualitative study to profile the different kinds of second screen personas, and the results are certainly worth sharing. Here are the categories (and Miso's blog post includes funny character photos, too):

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'In Plain Sight' farewell features cast-hosted Miso Sideshow

The original USA series "In Plain Sight" bids farewell tonight (Friday 10/9p) after five seasons, and USA has partnered with Miso to create a unique second-screen experience around the final episode. Using Miso's publishing tool, USA has created a Sideshow hosted by the stars of the show, who will say their goodbyes and share behind-the-scenes accounts of the show. Fans will have the opportunity to share their farewells, too.

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USA debuts 'White Collar' on Miso SideShow

Last month Miso debuted a new feature that allows TV brands to create their own synchronized second-screen experiences, a sort of "Wordpress" for social TV. The SideShows, as they're called, appear inside the Miso app itself: a collection of companion content all tied to a timeline, appearing at precise moments in a live or recorded TV show. Using a publishing tool, brands can easily create their own SideShow.

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Miso announces $4 million investment from Khosla Ventures

Social TV startup Miso has been having a great fall. They've secured partnerships with two MSOs (DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse) and now they've added another $4 million in funding from Khosla Ventures to their original $2 million, which, Google Ventures and Hearst Interactive Media participated in. At the recent Social TV Summit, founder Somrat Niyogi continued to remind everyone that Miso is now more than just a check-in. For Showtime's Dexter (their first launch partner last month) they synchronized, "interesting tidbits, facts, quotes, and more," almost like an opt-in pop-up video for the show...

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Miso ties up with AT&T for synchronized viewing

Social TV startup Miso has been having a great fall. They've secured partnerships with two MSOs (DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse) and now they've added another $4 million in funding from Khosla Ventures to their original $2 million, which, Google Ventures and Hearst Interactive Media participated in. At the recent Social TV Summit, founder Somrat Niyogi continued to remind everyone that Miso is now more than just a check-in. For Showtime's Dexter (their first launch partner last month) they synchronized, "interesting tidbits, facts, quotes, and more," almost like an opt-in pop-up video for the show...

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Miso syncs second-screen app for Dexter fans

Earlier this month, Miso announced a relationship with DirecTV that ties the app to what you're watching on TV. Now Miso is taking it a step further, synchronizing the Showtime show Dexter with the app -- whether you're watching it live, on-demand or DVR'd.

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Miso teams with DirecTV for ‘new era’ of social TV

Earlier this month, Miso announced a relationship with DirecTV that ties the app to what you're watching on TV. Now Miso is taking it a step further, synchronizing the Showtime show Dexter with the app -- whether you're watching it live, on-demand or DVR'd.

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