Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WebNerd Alert: TOUT

I heard about Tout when Shaq announced his retirement so I took a few minutes to look it up and see what it's all about. Apparently, it's a social media "enabler" that allows you to take video from your iPhone (and I assume other mobile devices) and share on Twitter, FB, and also email the vids to whomever you like.

I was curious as to why Shaq made his announcement on Tout first and assumed it was because he has some sort of endorsement deal with him and based on their homepage that's apparently true. Not that I'm knocking Shaq for it, I just knew something was up when he didn't go to Twitter first or just go directly to the media. Smart way to make a buck for a guy whose already a millionaire (read: rich keep getting richer, lol). Learn more about Tout for yourself below.


RipRock81 said...

so whats the difference between this and Qik (recently bought by Skype prior to Skype being bought by Microsoft) minus it having a huge (7'1" & 330lbs to be exact) sponsor?

Anonymous said...

Looks like it's pretty much the same thing Lance. The Qik video said that you can stream stuff "live" if I heard it right. Not sure if Tout allows for that. So Qik seems to be like Skype/UStream I guess.