Second screens and widgets

  • US 8,433,306 B2
  • Filed: 01/28/2010
  • Issued: 04/30/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/05/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising the acts:

  • (a) identifying to a cell phone, over a wireless network connection, one or more software widgets available for transfer to the cell phone, the software widgets providing content or interactivity related to video programming presented on a screen of the television, the widget being promoted on said television screen;

    (b) using the cell phone to indicate a user'"'"'s interest in one of said software widgets and to initiate transfer of such widget to the phone; and

    (c) in response to the indicated interest, transferring a version of said software widget to the cell phone.

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