The patent broadly covers “the concepts and user interaction methods around audiences engaging with one-to-many ‘broadcasts,’ whether they be defined as radio, TV, in-venue, etc., or delivered via streaming, terrestrial, caching, cable, satellite, etc.,” Dougherty tells us. “It also covers many methods and UI examples of how the audiences can socially engage,” he adds. This includes playlist voting, algorithms to determine what is chosen next, a rock meter, Jelli’s own “rocket” design, game mechanics, social attribution, and various access methods. Read the full article »

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