Video Search at a Crossroads with Increased Adoption of ‘Schema’

BOSTON – Effective video search has been limited, largely because search engines don’t index images. But things are changing with the implementation of Schema, a technology which allows video producers to “wrap” a transcript as an “object” into a video. The Schema initiative is an industry collaboration of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yandex.  It was […]

 

Publicis’ Performics Unit Readies Direct Response Videos on YouTube

LONDON – Performics, the Chicago-based unit of  Publicis Groupe, which has been implementing paid text search on YouTube channels for clients, is going to introduce direct response videos to these pages, says Michael Kahn, Global President of  Performics in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with him last week at the Publicis Groupe investor day […]

 

Draper Fisher’s Joy Marcus Targets Video Discovery for Investment

VIEQUES, PR — With the avalanche of digital video across multiple devices, the discovery of relevant content is essential – and it is a sector ripe for venture capital investment says Joy Marcus, partner at global VC powerhouse Draper FIsher Jurvetson in this interview with Beet.TV

 

RAMP to Provide Closed Captioning for ABCNews.com and CNBC.com

RAMP, the Boston-based pioneer in speech-to-text technology, has been providing automated transcription services to media companies for sometime, is now expanding into closed captioning with ABCNews.com and CNBC.com as customers, the company announced today.

 

Google’s Marissa Mayer: Local Topics Now 20 Percent of Queries

NEW YORK – (FROM 5/11) Searching for local information makes up 20 percent of Google queries, says Marissa Mayer, VP for Location and Local Services, in this interview with Beet.TV.

 

The Semantic Web is Coming to Newsrooms this Summer, Hearst’s CTO Michael Dunn

An industry initiative, lead by The New York Times, the AP and Getty Images, to surface deep data around news content including video, will be introduced in the Hearst newsroom this summer.  

 

Video Search Innovator Digitalsmiths Lands $12.5 Million Investment

Digitalsmiths, the video search platform which visually analyzes and indexes video, has announced a new funding round of $12.5 from existing and new investors.

 

ABCNews.com Gets Seventy Percent of Video Views via Links and Search, Says Digital Chief

The value of search and story links is essential for the biggest of information sites.  According to Paul Slavin, EVP of Digital Media for ABC, some 70 percent of video views come from search and links.

 

Techno-Thriller: Deep Search Comes to Hollywood with Tagging of Universal Catalogue

While Google says it wants to index the world's content, it hasn't done made much progress in Hollywood. But an Israeli start-up called AnyClip has already indexed hundreds of movies in the Universal Pictures library.

 

StumbleUpon Wants to be the “Pandora of Web Video” with New Video Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO –  StumbleUpon, the big content referral engine, in which new content discoveries aka "stumbles" are referred to others, is moving directly into video discovery with a new video player and strategy.

 

Dailymotion Boosts Content Discovery with New “Hubs”

PARIS — Dailymotion, the big global video sharing site, has been developing tools for content discovery including "hubs," areas of content around themes and personal interest.

 

Taboola Pioneers “Text to Video” for Bloomberg, CNN and Revision3

Taboola, the video recommendation engine which is used by publishers to provide "related" or "recommended" videos at the end of clips, has introduced a system for publishers to offer up recommended video thumbnails at around text articles.

 

BrightRoll Links with Magnetic to Bring Search Engine Retargeting to Online Video Ads

Magnetic, the New York-based search retargeting firm, has linked with the giant online video ad network BrightRoll for a video ad retargeting program, the companies have announced.

 

Techmeme Hits 3 Million Monthly Views, The New York Times Reports

Techmeme, the part automated, part human-driven technology news aggregator has reached 3 million monthly views, according to a report in the The New York Times by Claire Cain Miller.

 

Apple is Embedding Siri “Into Everything,” Stewart Alsop

Stewart Alsop, veteran venture capitalist, ex-tech journalist, and Apple watcher, says that Apple is developing a smart search architecture and is embedding its newly acquired Siri technology into all its devices and content.

 

“Steve Jobs is an Excellent Liar,” Jason Calacanis

LOS ANGELES — Despite public statements by Steve Jobs last week at the All Things Digital conference that Apple is not building a search engine or an Apple TV, both will happen and his statements are a deception, says Jason Caalcanis, who calls the CEO an "excellent liar."

 

Apple will Have a Powerful Search Engine for the “AppWorld,” John Battelle

LOS ANGELES — Despite the explicit denial by Apple CEO Steve Jobs on plans to build a search engine, the company is doing exactly that, says John Battelle.