Flingo raises $7m to make your TV smarter

Flingo has raised $7 million in a Series A funding round led by August Capital. The San Francisco-based startup, which integrates streaming video and interactive advertising into smart TVs, has also added two new board members: August Capital’s David Marquart and Howard Hartenbaum.

Flingo’s SyncApps let you tweet directly from your TV

Flingo is making an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, and it will be showing off a little bit of technology that will let viewers share what they’re watching on social networks directly from their TVs, without ever having to pick up another device.

Some YouTube stars get their own TV apps, thanks to Flingo

Popular YouTube series like Fred and The Annoying Orange have been limited to being watched through web browsers. Thanks to Flingo, series managed by Collective Digital Studios will soon find their way onto viewers’ connected TV sets, with their own branded line of TV apps.

Flingo is about to make your smart TV even smarter

Flingo hopes to add interactivity to the TV viewing experience, with technology embedded into TVs that can let web and mobile applications know what’s being watched on the big screen. The company is launching with its technology embedded on more than 5.7 million devices and counting.

Cord Cutters: 3 WD TV Live Plus Tips & Tricks

This week’s episode is all about getting the most out of the WD TV Live Plus, a versatile media player that has the chops to become your very own NAS drive. We also show you how to connect a wireless keyboard and how to simplify YouTube.

Video: Ashwin Navin’s Connected TV Startup Flingo

Flingo makes it possible to bring web videos to any connected Vizio TV, thanks to a new open source library that can be integrated into any web site. Flingo CEO Ashwin Navin, formerly of BitTorrent Inc., recently stopped by our office to demonstrate the project.