Neurotic Media, the leading provider of online and mobile entertainment download solutions, today announced that it was awarded a patent on fundamental qualities of digital content syndication and distribution which are supported by its proprietary platform. Specifically, USPTO patent number 7,693,914 addresses a unique B2B2C relationship across the entire chain of content owners, merchants/brands, and consumers which, in recent months, has also been referred to in the marketplace as a “Hosted Model.”
Major and independent record companies provision their digital catalogs through Neurotic Media’s patented platform to various outlets (merchants, brand sites, and applications) and are able to provision commercial terms differently for each outlet in the system. For example, different outlets may at times receive different discounts or release windows for a digital product. Outlets are able to review what has been provisioned for them directly from the content owners and make business choices about when and how to sell a product and how much to charge their consumers for it. Consumers, in turn, are exposed to an offering originating from content owners but filtered by the business decisions of the outlets (hence the term B2B2C). Neurotic Media was the first company to launch such a system as a full do-it-yourself software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) platform earlier in 2005.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded this patent – which further validates the strength of our unique technology,” says Shachar Oren, Neurotic Media’s CEO. “We designed our platform as a tool to empower content owners with hands-on control and transparency over how they monetize their digital distribution process, both in-house and directly with their brand clients and partners. Merchants and brands, in turn, needed to control the merchandising of product and the consumer experience, since that experience defines them and differentiates one merchant from another. Our platform was designed to allow for these mission-critical business relationships to exist with ease in order to drive operational efficiencies for our clients and partners. The resulting patented platform has made Neurotic Media the leader in servicing the private-label download space, with hundreds of brands and sites empowered by our platform and millions of downloads delivered to millions of consumers every year.”