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Vid-Biz: Money, Peter Gabriel, CBS

Visible World and PermissionTV Get Money; video ad company Visible World secures $25 million in Series C round; online video services company PermissionTV takes $3 million in venture debt. (Visible World: MediaPost; PermissionTV: paidContent)

The Filter Wants to Recommend Media; Peter Gabriel-backed company follows the music, video, books, etc. that you enjoy and makes recommendations. (The New York Times)

CBS Launches Mobile Citizen-Journalism Site; users can upload photos and videos directly from their cell phones. (mocoNews)

Local TV Stations Form Open Mobile Coalition; group will push to develop open standard that lets stations skip carriers and broadcast directly to phones — and tap into the advertising. (The Associated Press)

Technicolor Partners with CinemaNow; two companies joining forces to offer digital content distribution services. (Video Business)

Network Reporter Quits to Go on the Web; Mike Boettcher leaving NBC to start NoIgnoring.com. He and his son will be embedded with the Fourth Infantry division in Iraq. (Lost Remote)

Mark Rosenthal Joins SpotRunner; former MTV Networks chief joins Internet ad company as vice chairman and president of media platforms. (Broadcasting and Cable)