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Socializing TV Panel: Not Just About TV, But World Around You

socialtvA who’s who of social TV was on stage at this morning’s Business Insider Digital conference, as AllThings D senior editor Peter Kafka moderated a panel featuring Facebook VP for Media Partnerships Justin Osofsky, Shazam CEO Rich Riley, and SocialGuide CEO Andrew Somosi about current social TV trends.

Here are the takeaways:

Facebook’s emerging social TV presence

“It’s not just about TV, it’s about the world around you,” Osofsky said about real-time social commenting, suggesting that second screen conversations aren’t only about converting social comments into TV viewers, but about “extending the conversation.”

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X-Factor partners with Shazam to streamline voting and purchasing

shazamBeginning on November 6, X-Factor fans will have another option in which to vote for show contestants. In addition to voting via call, text, the Facebook app, the show’s website and dedicated app, fans will now be able to vote by usingShazam. The partnership between Fox and Shazam will also allow fans to buy music featured during the telecast and provide access to other original content. To talk more about how the partnership with Fox came about, we talked with CEO Rich Riley, and EVP of Marketing David Jones, from Shazam. Read more

An interview with Shazam’s new CEO Rich Riley

There are over quarter billion people who have Shazam installed on their mobile device. This astounding number instantly makes Shazam a big player in the second screen market. When Shazam enabled TV recognition in September they made a big splash and instantly interested advertisers in seeing what they can do. Now, the mobile-first company has just announced a new CEO, Rich Riley to help take them into the now more mature mobile-first environment. We interviewed Riley, the former EVP of the Americas for Yahoo! about the importance of TV and what to look out for in the future as Shazam grows.  Read more