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  • Social TV Startup Dijit Buys Miso To Re-Define The Second Screen

    Social TV Startup Dijit Buys Miso To Re-Define The Second Screen

    When rumors come true! Two weeks ago we reported on a tip that social TV startup Dijit, maker of the NextGuide iPad app, was in the process of acquiring quasi-competitor Miso. The deal took a little bit longer than we expected to actually get done, but the companies are announcing this morning that the tie-up is complete. Read More

  • Rumor: Dijit And Miso Are Close To Merging, As Social TV Consolidation Continues

    Rumor: Dijit And Miso Are Close To Merging, As Social TV Consolidation Continues

    Today, TechCrunch received a tip that San Francisco-based social TV startups Dijit and Miso could be close to combining forces, in what would be the latest round of consolidation in that segment. The deal would involve NextGuide app maker Dijit acquiring patents, IP and other assets from Miso in exchange for some amount of cash or equity in the combined entity. Read More

  • Social TV Startup Miso Pivots Again, Launches Quips App To Let Users Share Their Favorite TV Moments

    Social TV Startup Miso Pivots Again, Launches Quips App To Let Users Share Their Favorite TV Moments

    Social TV app maker Miso started out as just another TV check-in app, then launched a product to let users create and browse guides to all their TV episodes. Now it’s pivoting again, with the launch of a new product — a mobile app called Quips that enables TV viewers to share individual moments from their favorite TV shows with friends. Read More

  • TV Content Check-In App Miso Lands $1.5M From Google Ventures And Hearst

    The check-in app for TV content Miso has just announced $1.5 million in new funding led by Google Ventures with Hearst Interactive Media also participating in the round. The startup had previously raised seed funding last May from angel investors and from Google Ventures. Similar to GetGlue, Tunerfish and others, Miso applies Foursquare’s check-in model to television content. The idea… Read More

  • HBO Sinks Its Teeth Into GetGlue To Reward Fans For Checking-In To Hit Shows

    Forget about checking-in to venues. Apparently, the new thing to do is to check-in to whatever you’re doing — like watching television shows, or reading a book. It’s something that Hot Potato offers, and they’re in the process of being acquired by Facebook. It’s what GetGlue offers as well, and they’re already seeing over 4.5 million ratings and check-ins… Read More

  • Hot Potato 2.0 Lets You "Check-In" While You're Doing Anything

    Hot Potato 2.0 Lets You "Check-In" While You're Doing Anything

    When Hot Potato launched at our Realtime Crunchup last November it was already a solid app. Then came a new version in March (just before SXSW), and it was even better. Today brings version 2.0 — and it’s the best yet. And it’s also different. When it first launched, Hot Potato was basically an iPhone app that let you build a social stream around events happening at any… Read More

  • Miso Tunes Into Some Seed Funding For Check-Ins Based Around Content

    Checking-in has so far mainly been thought about in terms of location. But there’s a growing idea that it can be ported to other things as well — such as checking-in when you’re watching a movie or television show to let others know. That’s the idea behind Miso, a product we first covered back in March following their first major movie partnership. Today, Miso has… Read More

  • Miso Gets Big Brand Love. Check-In To The Hot Tub Time Machine

    For the past few years, being the “Twitter for FILL-IN-THE-BLANK” has been a popular trend among startups. Now, we’re starting to see a shift. Several new startups are launching as the “Foursquare for FILL-IN-THE-BLANK.” And big brands are actually starting to take notice. Miso is an iPhone app that incorporates the “check-in” idea with watching movies… Read More