YouTube is rumored to be ready to launch pay channels, Samsung acquires a second-screen startup, Aereo is suing CBS, and Facebook may start running ads against video are our picks as must-read stories for Social TV professionals in our daily mid-day roundup. Read more
Celebrity Apprentice hardly dented the Social TV charts last night, but as we were watching (our guilty pleasure, don’t judge), we realized that Crystal Light was a huge product placement and sponsor of the show, so we checked out Topsy.com analytics for mentions of the show and the product. Read more
The exodus has begun as America’s nerds head to Austin, Texas, for the start of the South by Southwest conferences and festival, an annual rite of spring, or, as it’s loving called: “Spring Break for Nerds.” While we have much respect for our techie colleagues, we usually miss being there in person, preferring to view it from a distance. Read more
More than eight million people flocked to their devices to watch the 43-year-old break the speed of sound live on Google’s YouTube site.
It is the largest number of concurrent live streams in the website’s history, Google UK confirmed to the BBC. Read more