Second Screen Roundup: Brightcove, Viggle on Verizon, & The Avengers

Viggle uses the microphone on smartphones to automatically capture and identify the show someone is watching. Users earn points for loyally checking into programs and interacting with others. They can earn extra points by participating in polls and quizzes, watching extra videos, and playing games. The points can then be redeemed from partner brands like Best Buy, Burger King, and Old Navy.

The app is free, and can be downloaded on many Android phones and tablets. Following the launch of Viewdini last month, the Viggle partnership marks another big step by Verizon to take its 4G LTE service into the second screen arena.

Check Out Video Now Available from the Opening of Verizon’s San Francisco Application Innovation Center!

Check Out Video Now Available from the Opening of Verizon’s Application Innovation Center !

The official opening of Verizon’s Application Innovation Center can be viewed here:
 The Video from the opening presentation, features executives from Verizon Wireless, Qualcomm and Chomp
 Also find sound bites from:
         o Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless
         o David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless
         o Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless
         o Tami Erwin, president, west area, Verizon Wireless
         o Ben Keighran, co-founder and chief executive officer of Chomp
         o Larry Rau, director, Network for Verizon Wireless
         o Brian Higgins, executive director of LTE Ecosystem Development for Verizon Wireless

The Verizon Application Innovation Center is a place for developers, network engineers, entrepreneurs and others to work together on innovative applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ leading 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks. The San Francisco facility is connected to Verizon’s LTE Innovation Center, located in Waltham, Mass., to optimize synergies between development activities at each location. The new space includes several collaboration labs and private development labs, and it offers access to Verizon Wireless equipment; services; and Verizon Wireless experts in application development, software development, network APIs, network performance and business development.

“The wait is over - DROID X has landed on the Verizon Wireless network. Customers lined up to be among the first to purchase DROID X at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Columbia MD, which opened at 12 a.m. July 15, 2010. See video of the first customers to purchase their DROID X smartphones at the special midnight store opening and hear why they think it was worth the wait.”