|By PR Newswire||
|March 4, 2014 09:12 AM EST||
SEATTLE, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tagboard, a Seattle-based social media software company, announced today that it has acquired TVinteract, a company that provides on-air social media tools for the broadcast industry. The acquisition brings together two companies that are leading innovation in social media tools across multiple consumer touch points.
As part of the acquisition, TVinteract Founder and CEO Jenni Hogan, an Emmy-award winning interactive talent, will join Tagboard immediately as Chief Media Officer. In this role Hogan will lead the company's media and broadcast strategy along with continuing to develop innovative products to help move the Social TV industry forward. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Tagboard, founded by CEO Josh Decker, COO Tim Shimotakahara, and CPO Sean Sperte, is committed to growing and building TVinteract to expand its global offerings in the social TV market. Tagboard aggregates social media from source networks, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus, and others, offering curation and display tools for mobile and web applications, as well as for large-format screens, such as stadium video boards.
Tagboard works with leading global companies, organizations, and events to safely host, amplify, and promote curated social media related to their brands and properties. The company's clients include Microsoft, Intel, Jaguar, Boeing, Samsung, Nordstrom, the Seattle Seahawks, the Boston Bruins, superstar musical acts like One Direction, and numerous other businesses, organizations, and communities of all sizes.
"Tagboard is committed to building a powerful and innovative technology platform that delivers social media engagement to new audiences. The acquisition of TVinteract reinforces Tagboard's leadership in the convergence of traditional and social media, and expands our audience reach," said Decker. "We're also thrilled about having a social media visionary like Jenni Hogan join the Tagboard team."
In TVinteract, Tagboard picks up a company that is leading the way in social TV by offering tools for talent that are not found elsewhere in the market today. TVinteract provides on-air integrations for some of the largest networks and cable stations, news broadcasts, talk shows and webcasts worldwide, as well as hundreds of local news broadcasts including FOX New York, CBS Philadelphia and NBC Seattle.
"I couldn't be more excited to join Tagboard's world-class team. They are clear innovators in the social technology space," said Hogan. "I've experienced the power of the second screen and viewer engagement when it comes to live broadcasts, and now we're combining forces to take that to a whole new level."
The Founder of TVinteract, Hogan, is a social media innovator and has been on the forefront of producing Social TV content that succeeds. Hogan has anchored broadcasts that have reached 16 million people live, led panels alongside former Vice President Al Gore, and created interactive shows with online conversations trending worldwide. The Shorty Award finalist rallies her "online army" of hundreds of thousands with her ability to embrace the power of social media to impact, inspire, and inform.
TVinteract co-founder, David McLauchlan, will remain in his role as CEO of Seattle-based Buddy Platform, Inc. (http://buddy.com).
Tagboard is a software platform that uses the hashtag to aggregate social media for end-users, brands, agencies and marketers, displaying content from multiple networks in a comprehensive and engaging visual format. Tagboard's turnkey solutions allow marketers to leverage powerful tools designed to filter positive influence, amplify engagement, and showcase branded experiences through social curation and integration. End-users can self-discover, interact with, and join the discussion all within a single, easy-to-use feed. Tagboard helps some of the biggest brands in the world play a more active role in the social conversation by encouraging their audiences to share their experiences on a branded, moderated platform. Based in Redmond, WA, Tagboard has discreetly pioneered hashtag marketing since 2012. For more information: tagboard.com or @tagboard.
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Mar. 29, 2017 03:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,113
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Mar. 29, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,321
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Mar. 29, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,184
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
Mar. 29, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 11,699
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Mar. 29, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,196
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Mar. 29, 2017 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,049
Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before. So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition? Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews ...
Mar. 29, 2017 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 5,394
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Mar. 29, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 9,173
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Mar. 29, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,467
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Mar. 29, 2017 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,089
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Mar. 29, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,381
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, discussed how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a practic...
Mar. 29, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 8,464
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Mar. 28, 2017 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 3,458
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
Mar. 28, 2017 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,737
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Mar. 28, 2017 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,842