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Bryan M. Wolfe
| November 19, 2012
Is There A Sticker For This? Social Network Viggle Buys GetGlue
GetGlue is now part of Viggle. The deal between the one-time competitors includes $25 million in cash and a stock offering, according to Gigaom. Launched five years ago, GetGlue offers check-ins for all types of media including TV shows and movies. In recent months, the free service moved to a more TV Guide-like approach. Viggle, meanwhile, launched earlier this year with a focus on loyalty engagement. As such, users get points for checking into TV shows. These points are then redeemable through sites such as iTunes and Amazon. [caption id="attachment_357731" align="aligncenter" width="386"] GetGlue for iPhone[/caption] To date, GetGlue has 3.2 million registered users, while Viggle has 1.2 million users. As of now, both sites will remain separate, according to a press release. Viggle and GetGlue apps are available in the App Store. Source: Gigaom