BlackBook Media Selects Magnify.net to Power Curated Video on BBook.com and Mobile Platform

Magnify.net today announced that is has been chosen as the video
curation platform for BlackBook Media. BBook.com is the online face of
BlackBook, encompassing daily news, blogs, and city guides for New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Washington, Miami,  Washington, DC and more.
BlackBook
is the insider’s guide to where style and substance intersect in
popular culture. BlackBook provides sophisticated, relevant, and
visually stunning takes on restaurants, nightlife, travel, fashion, Hollywood, entertainment, and the arts.
In
making the announcement, BlackBook SVP of Content Chris Mohney said:
“The Magnify platform gives our editors amazing curatorial mojo. We’re
excited to be able to collect, organize, and recommend video for our
content-hungry users. A multitude of social functions will allow
sharing and interaction across the site and, eventually, into our
mobile apps as well. With video on the rise, it was only natural for us
to align with a dominant partner like Magnify.net.”
Magnify.net is the largest video curation platform on the web today, powering more than 82,000 sites of curated video content.
“The web is under construction,” said Magnify.net CEO Steven Rosenbaum.
“The old days of text and photos are fast being replaced by a
real-time, video-enabled ecosystem. BlackBook’s partners and users –
in particular mobile users — will be excited to have full motion video
as part of their BBook.com experience. And we expect that they’ll
contribute video to BBook.com as well.”
Mohney
explained: “Our users are early adopters. We see mobile as central to
our vision, and mobile video is critical as well. The BlackBook
audience will be able to watch and interact with our video curations
wherever they are.”
BlackBook’s
insider reviews of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, and health &
beauty extend across more than 20 mobile apps for the iPhone and
Android, as well as several websites. A combination technology startup
and profitable media business, BlackBook was among the first to
integrate Foursquare into their guides. Adding video is the most recent
effort by BMC to bring BlackBook’s authoritative and irreverent guide
listings directly to users in ways that best suit their digital
lifestyles.
About BMC
BlackBook
Media Corp. is the insiders’ guide to style and culture. We deliver our
fashion and entertainment guides through mobile applications,
BBook.com, pocket-sized city guidebooks and a visually arresting
monthly magazine. The BlackBook Guides on BBook.com provide highly
configurable search parameters and are the ultimate curated source to
find the best restaurants, bars & clubs, hotels, shopping and more
in major U.S. and international cities. Check us out and get in at
BBook.com, and watch for the site’s major relaunch in November 2010.
About Magnify.net
Magnify.net
platform currently provides video discovery, upload, and encoding to
more than 82,000 publishers, ecommerce sites, and communities. Users
can immediately deploy a Media 2.0 strategy. The Network provides a
cost-effective and automated service that features and delivers a
unique and engaging video mix.
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