12 Feb '11, 2am

Yap.TV a virtual living room for show lovers

Yap.TV a virtual living room for show lovers

SAN FRANCISCO - Startup Yap.TV believes that whether shows are streamed over the Internet, airwaves, or cable lines people will always want to talk about what they are watching. Yap.TV software for Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices lets show watchers engage in real time on Twitter, Facebook or the firm's own social network. "We mated the television programme guide with the Twitter stream and social networks to basically allow you to see what everyone in the world is talking about right now," Yap.TV co-founder Shawn Cunningham told AFP on Friday. "So when you zap into a show, you are immersed in the experience." The San Francisco-based firm is working on versions of the "social TV" platform for computer Web browsers and smartphones or tablets running on Google's Android software. Yap.TV backers include former Apple executive David Austin, and Apple co-founder Steve...

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