Yes, it might surprise you that SpiralFrog is still a going concern - just about. The ad-suppported music download service made just over $20,000 in the third quarter. Not surprisingly, it made a loss, but the scale of the loss - $3.4million across the quarter - is eye-catching.
Still, the company is keen to press on - presumably until every last dollar in the US has been burned - and is cheerfully optimistic of finding some chumps willing to throw another $25million in over the next twelve months.
It's got a plan, see:
Gorilla marketing - that'd be what Cadburys did with that monkey-on-drums advert, presumably. We especially love the idea that - nearly two years in - they've suddenly thought "hey, why don't we do some marketing to young people?"
Full disclosure: this blog entry is happy to attract attention to SpiralFrog without any financial reward. Isn't it amusing that a company trying to persuade people it understands the internet uses quotation marks round "blogger", like it's a crazy term people might not have heard of.