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zeebox uses the Swrve Platform to Bring The Social Experience to Watching TV

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Swrve, the leader in relationship marketing for mobile apps, today announced it is working with zeebox, to increase social sharing of content within their second-screen application.
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Zeebox to launch developer platform

Zeebox to launch developer platform | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Zeebox’s co-founder and CTO Anthony Rose has said that soon anyone with the know-how and an idea on how to improve a show’s second-screen experience will be able to create their own multimedia for Zeebox.

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Vizrt partners with Zeebox to bring interactive second-screen experiences to live TV shows

Vizrt partners with Zeebox to bring interactive second-screen experiences to live TV shows | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Vizrt Ltd. and Zeebox have announced a partnership that allows votes, polls, audience metrics and other real-time audience participation within zeebox to be fed in real time into the broadcast stream of participating shows.

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An interesting development though it is reliant on there being a sizeable enough audience of zeebox users to make the results of their participation worthy of broadcast.

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Second Screen: The Future of TV, or The Latest Sign of Our Shrinking Attention Spans?

Second Screen: The Future of TV, or The Latest Sign of Our Shrinking Attention Spans? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Maybe it should be expected that TV is embracing socializing instead of discouraging distraction. Zach Wigon looks at the monetization opportunities and scope for transmedia projects.

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#YAPPFACTOR second screen show review

#YAPPFACTOR second screen show review | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

On Saturday night zeebox produced an unoffical second screen show to play alongside X Factor in the UK.

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Long anticipated zeebox second screen app launches

Long anticipated zeebox second screen app launches | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Chuck Parker, Chairman on the 2nd Screen Society shares his thoughts on zeebox following its US launch with "lead partners" NBCUniversal and Comcast.

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Zeebox's goal: Save TV!

Zeebox's goal: Save TV! | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

The most important thing is the content that you offer to users. The computer nerds can design high performance applications that nobody will ever use: It is the content that makes the difference. 


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Zeebox’s Next Step: Social TV For Time Shifters

Zeebox’s Next Step: Social TV For Time Shifters | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

“We’re going to try to replay the entire experienced synchronised to the catchup. You recorded Downton Abbey; we’ll bring you the timed tags and, very shortly, even the tweets" - co-founder Anthony Rose

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An Updated View of which Second Screen Apps to Watch in 2012

An Updated View of which Second Screen Apps to Watch in 2012 | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Chuck Parker, chairman of the Second Screen Society, casts an analytical eye over some of the leading second screen apps.

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Is Social TV failing? Is that the right question?

Is Social TV failing? Is that the right question? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Chuck Parker, Chairman of the Second Screen Society provides a compelling rebuttal to claims by Miso's CEO that feature rich second screen apps are failing consumer demand.

 

The problem resides not in the goals of second screen apps, but in getting the right user experience to achieve them.

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Will zeebox make ITV demand Syco surgery?

Will zeebox make ITV demand Syco surgery? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Zeebox is guaranteed to grab headlines, boost downloads and stimulate debate with their latest wheeze for the second screen. From a marketing perspective alone, it is worth doffing our caps in respect of the sheer chutzpah of their guerilla tactics.

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NBCU, Comcast buy in to Zeebox to take 'second screen' to prime time

NBCU, Comcast buy in to Zeebox to take 'second screen' to prime time | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
As multi-tasking during TV viewing becomes more popular, social TV sidekick app Zeebox launches in the US with investment and support from Comcast, NBC and more lined up, as it goes head-on with Yahoo's Intonow.
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