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Social TV app GetGlue wants to become an even stickier second-screen destination.
A new personalized TV guide, already on GetGlue’s iPad and Web versions, is part of its updated iPhone app (just out in the App Store; it will hit the Google Play store for Android in coming weeks). The service has special events tied to Sunday’s Grammys, as well as the Feb. 24 Academy Awards and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March.
The New York-based tech start-up, which released its free iPhone app in June 2010, has seen users grow to 4 million. It has partnered with 75 major networks and most major Hollywood studios
(CNN) — While this year’s Super Bowl commercials ran the gamut from sentimental to silly, some were downright offensive to viewers who used the Twitter hashtag #NotBuyingIt to flag what they considered the most sexist spots of the night.
Web host GoDaddy.com earned more than 7,500 #NotBuyingIt tweets for its ad featuring an intimate smooch between supermodel Bar Refaeli and a bespectacled computer programmer, putting it at the top of the list of offenders, according to Miss Representation, the social activism nonprofit leading the Twitter campaign for the second year.
The “Perfect Match” and its “smart meets sexy” tagline drew criticism from men and women for “stereotyping programmers and objectifying women” in the words of one male Twitter user.
“@GoDaddy, continuing the tired stereotype that programmers are geeks, while women are sex objects.
(CNN) — Yeah, yeah. We know. You just watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.
Here at CNN Tech, most of us also enjoyed what turned out to be a pretty competitive game. Not to mention an excuse to obsess over Twitter for a few hours.
But that didn’t mean we didn’t take notice of which Web and tech companies shelled out the big bucks to nestle in between ads for corn chips and beer in black bottles.
Gone are the halcyon days when every tech-bubble startup with a dream and a sock puppet advertised during the game. But plenty of heavy hitters were in evidence.
In no particular order,
The top four trends on Twitter during Super Bowl XLVII had nothing to do with the two teams playing in the game.
Users submitted 24.1 million Tweets during the Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers. According to Twitter, two events triggered the most Tweets per minute during the NFL title game: Beyonce’s halftime show and the partial blackout that knocked out lights at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The conclusion of Beyonce’s performance generated 268,000 Tweets per minute, followed by the reunion of Destiny’s Child (257,500) and the trio’s performance of Beyonce hit Single Ladies (252,500).
The power outage during the third quarter netted the fourth-most Tweets per minute at 231,500. The most discussed play of the game was Ravens wide
(CNN) — Between the bad commercials, Beyonce’s halftime gig, the Harbaugh brothers and the action on the field, the jokesters of Twitter had plenty to snicker about during Sunday’s Super Bowl.
But then the lights went out in the Superdome, and Twitter really heated up.
The year’s most-watched sporting event, interrupted by a 35-minute delay in the third quarter, may forever be known as the #Blackout Bowl. The bizarre interlude seemed to energize the San Francisco 49ers and the Twitterverse, which until then had been complaining about the one-sided game.
Twitter said its volume of chatter spiked during the blackout, reaching 231,500 tweets per minute. In total, there were 24.1 million tweets posted about the game and its halftime show, said Twitter in a blog post. By the beginning of the second half, Twitter said its volume of tweets had already surpassed last