That’s exactly what video advertising startup Virool is thinking. Incubated at accelerator Y Combinator, Virool has already raised $12 million in Series A Funding and is working with big time publishers like The Onion, Mashable, and Adweek.
Virool does many things but one of the more popular features is the ability to purchase YouTube views for videos that you don’t host. Hence if you want to make your mom’s day you can buy some views on her gardening videos – wow 51,000 people love my rose pruning episode! Virool’s tagline: Distribute your advertainment to grow your brand, the right way. (Source Tech Crunch)
What Virgin America will no longer be saying….
Please turn off all portable devices. Airline disruptor Virginia America has been purchased for $2.6 billion by Alaska Air Group. Other airline startup JetBlue was outbid. Many think Alaska Air paid way too much. Which, with all these airline mergers (hint: American Airlines /US Airways, United / Continental), is what we might be paying in the near future…way too much.
Twitter Wins Over the NFL’s Heart
Thursday’s are officially our favorite day of the week. In a championship-like win Twitter made a deal with the NFL for the 2016 rights to livestream Thursday Night Football. The partnership gives Twitter pre and post game Periscope broadcasts with the teams and players as well as in-game highlights. Twitter is popping the champagne since it beat out competition from Facebook, Amazon, and Verizo. The partnership will also be helping the NFL since a majority of Millennials are cutting the (cable) cord. (Source TechCrunch)