September 29, 2014
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This week, Segment.io co-founder Peter Reinhardt blogged about building The Reel Box, a mash-up site launched in March which displays local movie showtimes from Fandango alongside Rotten Tomatoes ratings, YouTube trailer videos, and Google Maps to each theatre. At first glance, it looks insanely useful--so why is it more likely to receive a cease-and-desist letter than a VC offer?
The self-proclaimed movie freaks behind MovieClips now have a platform that could allow for some really fun mashups. Unfortunately, even the most basic documentation is hidden behind an application form and a promise that "access to the API is granted only to approved partners."
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