News roundup: Fliphound launches digital outdoor bidding platform in Baton Rouge … LSU Business Education Complex experiences high levels of carbon monoxide … Ducote talks ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ experience
New to town: Fliphound—which says it’s the first online bidding platform for outdoor digital billboards—today announced it has launched services on two digital billboards in Baton Rouge—one on the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Burbank Drive and another on Airline Highway near Highland Road. Fliphound places ads on digital billboards in real-time by allowing advertisers to bid for space. Using a cloud-based system, it provides tools and capabilities to advertisers to streamline the ad selling and buying process. Fliphound currently serves 24 billboards across Wichita, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia; Millburn, New Jersey; Lubbock, Texas; and Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Heads up: LSU’s Business Education Complex closed its buildings earlier today “due to very high levels of carbon monoxide,” according to posts on the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business’s Facebook and Twitter pages and an email to faculty and staff. The BEC will remain closed for the day, but it’s unclear when it will reopen. Calls to officials were not returned in time for publication this afternoon.
Trick or treat: About 200 people packed into Lock & Key Whiskey Bar Sunday to watch local food blogger Jay Ducote compete on Food Network’s cooking show Cutthroat Kitchen. Hosted by Alton Brown, the show pits four chefs against each other with a $25,000 budget, which they can spend on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. Unfortunately for Ducote, he exited in the second round after a failed attempt at falafel cracklins. Hear what he had to say about his experience in 225’s coverage.