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Vid-Biz: SnapTell, GoldSpot, SpotRunner

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SnapTell Launches Mobile Movie Explorer; take a picture of a DVD cover with your mobile phone, send it into the service and it will respond via MMS messaging with details about the film. (release)

GoldSpot Media Raises $3 Million; mobile video ad-insertion management company gets Series A round from Exa Ventures. (release)

SpotRunner Acquires GlobeShooter; deal gives Internet ad agency access to more than 1,200 filmmakers, videographers, producers and more to create the SpotRunner Production Network. (release)

TiVo on Comcast Rolls Out in Boston; service will be offered as a premium upgrade, and act as a test for the Tru2way video technology. (USA Today)

Online Video Users Hate Pre-Rolls; new survey from Burst Media says over half of Internet users stop watching a selected video once the pre-roll pops up. (Silicon Alley Insider)

YuMe to Manage NBC Direct Ads; broadband ad network will do ad and campaign management, traffic and reporting for the peacock network’s download video service. (release)

One Response to “Vid-Biz: SnapTell, GoldSpot, SpotRunner”

  1. Never have to pick up a copy of Snow Dogs in Blockbuster again, turn the box around – thus risking potential career-ending wrist damage – and waste valuable time scanning the information of the back of the box to see if it contains hilarious deleted scenes of dogs in snow.

    No when with a simple press of a button, you can send a picture to Snap Tell’s outsourced DVD box warehouse in India, where within minutes, someone will have identified a matching box, turned it around, read the credits on the back and text-messaged you all the information you need to make an informed Cuba Gooding Jr-related rental purchase.

    For an extra fee every month, a small child will follow you around Blockbuster and read the texts from Snap Tell, thus sparing you the painful process of having to read the information you received while avoiding having to read the box in the video rental store.

    The future, my friends, is now.