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Best (and worst) social TV moments of the Oscars

This year's Academy Awards on ABC was infused with social media and second-screen experiences, top to bottom. So much so, we were juggling apps and devices -- three different hosted live streams during the red carpet show -- which was a bit out of control. While the show didn't offer many (if any) smashing viral moments, there were some terrific second-screen developments and a few memorable social media tidbits:

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Don't miss the best Social Media Week panel

Social Media Week is back, and it's bigger and more globally spread than ever before. Lost Remote (specifically myself) will be moderating the leading social TV panel in New York. Social Media Week Advisor Peter Himler has organized an impressive group of panelists on both the network/content side and social TV startup side. We're extremely curious to hear in person how some of the top movers and shakers in this business are planning the year ahead. If you're in NYC on Thursday, February 16th at 10am, don't forget to stop by the Hearst building to watch us moderate a panel with the following executives.

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Biggest, record-setting social media moments of the Super Bowl

Updated: The Giant's fourth-quarter victory help the Super Bowl become the biggest social TV event in history so far. Bluefin Labs says it counted 9.3 million social media comments, surpassing the previous all-time record high of 3 million held by the MTV VMAs. Trendrr said this year's Super Bowl had approximately 5X the social activity over last year. The data is still coming in, and here's our early crack at the biggest social media moments of the Super Bowl...

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Companion TV app Umami to hit app store Tuesday

Update: You can now download the Umami app for iPad here. Social TV startup Umami raised $1.66 million in August to launch a TV app for linear programming that would be cheaper than a network creating their own app, leveraging a "publishing platform." The app will be available for iPad tomorrow and is launching with a network partner, the National Geographic Channel for the channel's "Expedition Week" and "Knights of Mayhem" show this week. We interviewed co-founder and CEO Scott Rosenberg, who explained Umami's key offerings.

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Social TV startup Umami scores seed funding

Update: You can now download the Umami app for iPad here. Social TV startup Umami raised $1.66 million in August to launch a TV app for linear programming that would be cheaper than a network creating their own app, leveraging a "publishing platform." The app will be available for iPad tomorrow and is launching with a network partner, the National Geographic Channel for the channel's "Expedition Week" and "Knights of Mayhem" show this week. We interviewed co-founder and CEO Scott Rosenberg, who explained Umami's key offerings.

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