BuddyTV raises $1.5M, set to debut new TV discovery app

Gearing up to launch a brand new TV discovery app, Seattle-based BuddyTV has raised $1.5 million. BuddyTV was founded in 2005 by Andy Liu and David Niu — who sold their last company to aQuantive — and features TV news, listings, games, photos and more. Liu is still leading the team at BuddyTV, while Niu went… Read More

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Is your workforce happy or burned out? TinyPulse lets employers know the real mood

Before a startup can get off the ground, entrepreneurs spend long hours analyzing data, reviewing processes and ensuring that there is a profitable need for the business. David Niu, however, did his research a little differently. Niu, the co-founder of NetConversions and BuddyTV, sold everything, stored the rest of his belongings in storage and bought one-way tickets… Read More


CES Video: Sneak peek at BuddyTV’s updated iPad app

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, BuddyTV is previewing an upcoming update to its BuddyTV Guide iPad app. The update from the Seattle company integrates new social features into the experience, such as the ability to invite friends to watch and chat about shows together. BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu gives us a run-through… Read More


BuddyTV debuts Google TV app, with iPad and iPhone link

Seattle’s BuddyTV has scored a featured spot in the newly overhauled Google TV interface, releasing a BuddyTV app for Google TV in the Android Marketplace that helps people quickly find favorite channels and suggested shows to watch. The company says the app can also be used with the companion BuddyTV Guide app for iPhone and… Read More


Soak the rich: One entrepreneur’s take on fixing the debt crisis and saving the economy

Let’s soak the rich. Apparently that’s what most Americans think should happen to reduce the deficit, including Warren Buffett.  A recent CNN poll says that 63 percent of Americans want to raise taxes on the rich. Everyone knows that our federal deficit is unsustainable.  It’s clear to me that one of the biggest bubbles that we’re building is… Read More


Surprise — TV and celeb gossip works online: Wetpaint boasts 15M monthly page views

Wetpaint’s recent transition to an entertainment and celebrity gossip site appears to be working. Surprise. Surprise. The Seattle startup, which made the switch last fall, making the transition from its wiki-based network of sites, reported today that its entertainment offerings are now attracting three million unique visitors and 15 million page views per month. It… Read More