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Doritos Contest-Winners’ Ad a Favorite; amateur Super Bowl commercial wins USA Today’s focus group, after Anheuser-Busch had won ten years in a row. (USA Today, ad video) TVtrip Raises $9 Million; Paris-based startup produces hotel video tours, now has total funding of $13.8 million from Balderton […]

Doritos Contest-Winners’ Ad a Favorite; amateur Super Bowl commercial wins USA Today’s focus group, after Anheuser-Busch had won ten years in a row. (USA Today, ad video)

TVtrip Raises $9 Million; Paris-based startup produces hotel video tours, now has total funding of $13.8 million from Balderton Capital, Partech International and AGF Private Equity. (TechCrunch)

Mochila Also Raises Funding; doesn’t disclose amount, which was led by The Greenspun Corporation, but says it has raised more than $30 million to date; also says it replaced its CEO and added Jon Miller to its board. (paidContent)

Google Video Search Used to Spread Malware; some 400,000 queries lead users to web sites that spread malware under the guise of a Flash player update, according to Trend Micro. (The Register)

Kontiki Founder Dies; Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mike Homer suffered from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. (AllThingsD)

Apple iPhone Patent Includes Video; awarded patent includes description of video recording and video conferencing. (InformationWeek)

Nielsen: Viacom No. 1, NBCU No. 2 in Mobile Video; MediaWeek story has good detail on various initiatives, but says NBC leads, also per Nielsen. We talked to NBC PR this morning and they said they’re actually in second when you consider the larger companies. (MediaWeek)


Play “Spot the Difference” on YouTube
; photo hunt game uses clickable YouTube annotations on pics of Oscar nominees. (YouTube)

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