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April 07, 2014 09:00 ET

Tout Launches 'Local News' Video Product

Geo-Targeted Feed of Local News Video Updates From More Than 200 Newspapers and Local TV Stations Now Live and Available for Mobile Devices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2014) - Mobile video news platform Tout today announced the launch of Tout Local News, a geo-targeted real-time feed of video news updates from more than 200 newspapers and local TV stations in the US covering 150 DMA's.

Consumers can see the Tout Local News feature today in the new Tout iOS app available in the iTunes store. In the coming months Tout will be licensing the geo-targeted real-time local news feed to mobile carriers, device manufacturers and a host of third party mobile applications.

"This is a powerful new way to experience 'Local News' using GEO and mobile devices to deconstruct the ecosystem of news providers and provide a rich and real-time news experience, uniquely based on your location at that very moment," said Michael Downing, CEO of Tout. "When you select the 'Local News' feed on your mobile device, the device will determine your location at that very moment, and then our APP delivers the most recent video news updates from local media outlets in your immediate proximity."

Starting in June, consumers will begin to encounter the geo-targeted local news feed across other mobile applications and environments.

"I have watched the local news industry over the last 20 years as newspapers and local TV struggle to find their place in a new world where mobile devices and multi-tasking is the norm," said Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors. "Consumers want to hear about relevant news within minutes of it actual happening, and Tout's Local News product is a big step forward for local news consumers and for the local news industry."

About Tout
Tout powers mobile video updates for leading news, sports and entertainment brands around the globe -- with over 10,000 journalists worldwide using the Tout mobile APP to create real-time video news updates, Tout is transforming the way the news industry works. Leading news brands globally such as the Wall Street Journal, ESPN, The BBC, People Magazine, BILD, the NYPOST and hundreds of local media outlets use Tout to enable their journalists and reporters to capture and instantly publish video news updates directly to their websites and mobile apps. Tout is a technology spin-out from SRI International. Visit Tout online at www.tout.com.

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