Quu products and services are covered by one or more of these patents.  Additional patents are pending.

Real-time broadcast content synchronization database system

US PATENT NUMBER: 9940632

Abstract: In response to a track playing on a broadcast radio station, the corresponding artist name is used as a key to access a database of artist messages, news and events information associated with that artist, that may be automatically distributed and geo-targeted while the track is playing. Distribution of the supplemental artist-related content extends to the radio broadcast—via RDS and HD, to the Internet, social media and various mobile devices. The supplement content may comprise messages pre-programmed by the artist, agents, or music labels. The supplemental content may be geo-targeted to include local tour dates, media appearances, related news, album releases and other data tied to the artist's song that is playing on the radio or on a streaming application. Further, the system may feed messages directly from the artist's existing social platforms, to provide further engagement of listeners while the track is playing.

Method, system and apparatus for interactive radio advertising

US PATENT NUMBER: 8918333

Abstract: Method and device for: receiving a playlist identifying a media item comprising a song or an advertisement, or a combination thereof, storing the playlist in a database, associating the identified media item with a first supplemental data and a second supplemental playlist data, sending the first supplemental data to a radio station server to be broadcast substantially simultaneously with the associated media item, and displaying the second supplemental data on a website, wherein the display is configured for accessing by a computer and mobile device.

Real-time remote purchase-list capture system

US PATENT NUMBER: 8718538

Abstract: A portable device is used to capture, in real time, data sufficient to identify a product or service promoted, or a music track played, on a broadcast medium such as radio. The device determines a current frequency setting of a nearby radio by short-range broadcast of a brief audio-frequency signature so as to form a feedback path from the radio sufficient to determine the frequency or station currently playing. The captured data is communicated to a services server to enable quick and convenient purchase of the desired product or service.

Interactive advertising system, business methods and software

US PATENT NUMBER: 8462645

Abstract: Enhanced features and functionality of a radio station website, and offline advertising operations are disclosed to improve listener interactions, provide improved services to users, and enable more effective radio or television-based advertising.

Digital content download associated with corresponding radio broadcast items

US PATENT NUMBER: 8391155

Abstract: A portable device is used to capture, in real time, data sufficient to identify an item, such as a product or service promoted, or a music track played, on a broadcast medium such as radio or television. The capture device can be a standalone implementation, or an application program executable on a personal communication device such as a cell phone or Blackberry. The capture device communicates the captured data to a remote server via a selected wired or wireless channel, or the internet, and the server provides services to support the user in responding to the radio or television broadcast item that corresponds to the captured data. The server on demand downloads to the user additional digital content associated with the identified radio broadcast item.

Interactive radio advertising and social networking

US PATENT NUMBER: 8310985

Abstract: A portable device is used to capture, in real time, data sufficient to identify an item, such as a product or service promoted, or a music track played, on a broadcast medium such as radio or television. The capture device can be a standalone implementation, or an application program executable on a personal communication device such as a cell phone or Blackberry. The capture device communicates the captured data to a remote server via a selected wired or wireless channel, or the internet, and the server provides services to support the user in responding to the radio or television broadcast item that corresponds to the captured data. The server on demand downloads to the user additional digital content associated with the identified radio broadcast item.

Broadcast programming data capture

US PATENT NUMBER: 8296195

Abstract: A portable device is used to capture, in real time, data sufficient to identify a product or service promoted, or a music track played, on a broadcast medium such as radio or television. The capture device can be a standalone implementation, or an application program executable on a personal communication device such as a cell phone or Blackberry. The capture device communicates the captured data to a remote server via a selected wired or wireless channel, or the internet, and the server provides services to support the user in responding to the radio or television broadcast item that corresponds to the captured data.

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