Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VIII): Veveo, Viewbix, Viewster, Viggle, Vimond Media, "Wolverine," Vine, Volio, Vubiquity (Avail-TVN), Triveni Digital, Xstream, YouTube, YuMe

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco--Early-Bird Registration ends midnight Sunday!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Veveo Secures 3 New US Patents for Technologies Billed as "Advanc[ing] Next-Generation Search, Personalization and Intelligent Usability of Products and Services for Connected Devices"; Company Now Has 34 US Patents
  • Interactive Video Start-Up, Viewbix, Launches HTML5 Studio
  • Broadband VOD Company, Viewster Media, Trumpets Ranking among comScore's Top 50 US Video Properties
  • Viewster in Content Deals with KinoNation, Renderyard and Moviehouse Entertainment
  • Rewards-Based Social-TV Company, Viggle, to Launch Contest to Create TV Companion Apps for its Platform; $50,000 "AppJam" Contest Kicks Off April 15th
  • Viggle Airs its First TV Commercial
  • Norway's Vimond Media Solutions Launches Upgraded GUI for its Online Video Platform
  • 6-Second "Wolverine" Trailer ("Tweaser") Released on Vine
  • Nuance Founder's New Start-Up, Volio, Enables Voice-Controlled Interactive Video; Partners with Esquire on "Talk to Esquire" App
  • Ramu Potarazu to Step Down as CEO of Vubiquity (Formerly Avail-TVN); Will Become Vice Chairman of Company's Board and Join Columbia Capital as a Venture Partner
  • Triveni Digital Teams with Xstream to Bring Video Streaming to Local Broadcasters in North America; Companies Plan to Co-Develop Custom Tools and Apps
  • YouTube Now Drawing 1 Billion Monthly Uniques
  • YuMe Integrates "Brand Safety Metrics" into its Placement Quality Index
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