second screen

Meta Portal owners can now use their devices as a second screen for PCs and Macs

Portal, the beleaguered brand of smart displays released in 2018 by Meta (then Facebook), is reportedly slated for a phase-out as the company refocuses the product line on the enterprise. Ahead of the

Nielsen: the second screen is booming as 45% often or always use devices while watching TV

Americans are regularly checking a second screen while watching TV, according to a new report from Nielsen that examined the media consumption habits of U.S. adults in the second quarter of 2018. Toda

Twitter Becomes Its Own Second Screen With Dockable Videos That Play While You Browse

You could call it Picture-In-Twitter. Last week Twitter launched its dockable audio Card, and similar functionality is appearing for video so you can keep watching clips as you browse Twitter on iOS a

Content Recognition Tech Company Enswers Receives $2M From Samsung Ventures

<a target="_blank" href="">Enswers</a>, a Seoul-based content recognition tech company that <a href="">recently launched in the

Content Recognition Company Enswers Launches In North America

Enswers, a Seoul-based company whose content recognition technology is embedded in Samsung Smart TVs, has launched Enswers America to expand its global business. Founded in 2007 and now an independent

Innovid And Cisco Pull Keywords From The Show You’re Watching To Target Second-Screen Ads

<a href="">Sequoia-backed</a> video ad company <a target="_blank" href="">Innovid</a> is announcing that it’s working with Cisco t

Second Screen TV Startup Wywy Raises $7M For International Growth

<a target="_blank" href="">Wywy</a>, a German company promising to help monetize TV activity on mobile devices, is announcing that it has raised $7 million in Series B funding. <

TV Discovery Startup i.TV Acquires GetGlue In Second-Screen App Mashup

Provo, Utah-based video discovery startup <a target="_blank" href="">i.TV</a> has acquired <a target="_blank" href="">GetGlue</a>, we've learned, as consolidation in

Android Remote Application Framework Provides True Multi-Screen Experiences For Mobile

Android doesn't really have an AirPlay equivalent – its Miracast and Mirrorlink technologies are similar, but lack the kind of opportunity Apple's tech provides to build second screen experiences th

Twitter Is Experimenting With New Live Events Platform, “DVR Mode” For Using Twitter With TV & More

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo today hinted at several upcoming features for the social media platform, including plans to address cyberbullying and better ways to filter the "signal from the noise" during

Gracenote’s New TV Sync API Could Spawn Indie Second-Screen Apps

Imagine watching a classic mystery film or seasons of Lost while using a second-screen app that gives you unofficial insights and conspiracy theories as their plots move along. That's the promise of G

Shazam Revamps Its iPad App For Second Screen Action, Can Now “AutoTag” In Background While You Watch TV

Although the majority of Shazam‘s over 93 million U.S. users still use the app on their smartphones to identify, tag and share the songs they’re “hearing,” a growing chunk of

Predictive Sports Game Startup PrePlay Raises $4.7M Series B To Build Out Its App Portfolio, Seize More Sports Fans’ Eyeballs

Predictive sports game startup PrePlay has closed a $4.7 million Series B round, led by Trilogy Equity Partners LLC. RSE Ventures, the VC fund founded by Miami Dolphins' owner Stephen Ross and Matt Hi

Shapes Of Things

Sure, there's a second screen these days. But it's not the one you might think. The second screen is the TV, where the decaying rules remain in force as network comedies atrophy and the fall season is

Nielsen: 85 Percent Of Tablet And Smartphone Owners Use Devices As “Second Screen” Monthly, 40 Percent Do So Daily

Measurement firm Nielsen today released new figures on second screen adoption, expanding on its <a href="">research from October</a> which

The iPad Mini Is The Ideal Second Screen Companion

One thing that's become apparent about the iPad mini during my past few days with it is just how well it fills the role of a second screen device. The iPhone and the iPad both have their merits as a c

Everyone At Once On The Second Screen

When the world's gaze focuses on a single televised moment, it's what's in the periphery of our vision that unites us. The second screen brings awareness of the millions watching alongside, no matter

Twitter Dominates Live TV Because Social TV Is Failing

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Somrat Niyogi is the CEO of <a target="_blank" href="">Miso</a>.</em> Every time I turn on the TV, I see Twitter. Hashtags and Twitter handles are o

WiO Takes On Shazam With Second Screen TV Ad Campaign & New iOS App

<a target="_blank" href="">WiOffer</a>, a new mobile app platform which aims to connect TV viewers directly with advertisers, is now available in the iOS App Store and wil

ConnecTV Prepares To Take On IntoNow With New Social TV Platform

Today, a company called <a href="">ConnecTV</a> is launching an ambitious new service for socializing the TV viewing experience using mobile and web-based applications. The new