Jim Edwards recently wrote an article in Seattle PI stating, “Adchemy, the Foster City, Calif., adtech startup, sold its lead generation business to XL Marketing earlier this month. So we thought it was a good time to check in with Murthy Nukala, the company’s founder and CEO, to see where Adchemy is going now. Business Insider named Adchemy one of our hottest adtech startups recently in part because the company has taken a huge amount of venture capital funding — $119 million over eight years. Its backers include Accenture and Microsoft. (For contrast, Rocket Fuel, which staged an IPO this year, had taken only $77 million before it went public.) Nukala is also a prominent brain in the adtech world: He attended both MIT and Harvard Business School.” Read more
MENLO PARK, Calif. — November 21, 2013 — Today Desti, a top 10 travel app in the Apple App Store, announces a suite of new features for its marquee iPad application that makes planning trips, far and near, easier than ever before.
Desti has expanded its app to make planning road trips visual and painless, save and search vacation rentals, as well as allow users to connect with friends to organize trips together and log their travel history. This smart travel app provides a unique travel planning experience that cuts organizing time in half by aggregating any information travelers could want about a location, restaurant or activity all in one place, and making it easily searchable. Read more
Zach Walton of Web Pro News recently wrote, “Image search is a cornerstone of any search engine. That’s why both Google and Bing are doing everything they can to improve image search to bring up the most relevant images for any search imaginable. While some may argue that recent changes made to Google image search make it worse, Bing is moving ahead with a new strategy that involves deep learning. So, what is deep learning? In short, it’s a type of machine learning that uses artificial neural networks to learn about and understand multiple concepts, including the abstract. In the past, computer systems had to be manually ‘trained’ to recognize patterns or specific images. With machine learning, these systems can now learn to recognize these patterns on their own. When it comes to image search quality, Bing found that integrating deep learning into its systems greatly increased the quality.” Read more
Gatfol Announces Successful Closing of Angel Seed Fund Round, EU Collaboration and Reaching a Hundred Thousand Users per Month
Luqa, Malta (PRWEB UK) 21 November 2013 — As part of its development initiative into Europe, Gatfol today announced the reaching of further milestones: On reaching set technological programming benchmarks, Gatfol received final funding installments in its initial seed fund round with current investors. Gatfol will utilise the funds to set full EU development- and marketing functionality with Malta as base and operational satellites in New Zealand for Asia-Pacific reach and through government funded programs in South Africa for African continent expansion. Read more
(PRWEB) November 19, 2013 — Thinkglue.com, an innovative start up based at the Google Technology Centre in London has just launched a crowd funded project to embed their semantic video analysis technology into a home Wi-Fi. The project aims to stop inappropriate content from entering our houses by applying real time semantic analysis of any media stream trying to reach our mobile devices and pcs.
Unlike other solutions, Thinkglue performs real time semantic stream analysis to detect inappropriate language in videos, bad images and child unsafe sites without the need to install special software and without relying on people to flag child unsafe content. Violent videos from YouTube can be a thing of the past. Read more
Sue Weekes of Recruiter.co.uk reports, “A new semantic search technology has been introduced into the UK, which claims to be able to read and sort CVs at least 250 times faster and with far greater accuracy than the equivalent manual process. ResumeSort was developed by former NASA scientist Esfandiar Bandari and is owned by San Francisco-based technology company Textnomics. Earlier this year, UK-based recruitment and HR consulting firm ORO People Solutions entered into a licensing agreement with the company to bring the technology to the UK. Read more
Bill Drolet of Reel SEO recently wrote, “Significant changes are under way in online video and will begin percolating into the everyday experiences of consumers in the coming year. Videos will be more interactive, relevant to interests, and found in more places than ever as they displace display ads on top Web sites. End of year predictions are not unusual, but changes are rarely so impactful as what’s in store for online video in 2014. New technologies and the rapid growth of ad spending are driving it. 2013 brought the single largest percentage growth in ad revenue ever, and the market is predicted to exceed $9 billion in the U.S. in the coming months. A 2013 study by Cisco found that online video is the fastest growing consumer service offering, with over 1 billion users.” Read more
TargetRecruit Integrates with Monster’s Semantic Search and Workforce Analytics Recruitment Platform
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 — TargetRecruit is excited to announce a new integration with Monster, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities. The integration with Monster’s SeeMore platform, powered by their 6sense technology, will make TargetRecruit a much more robust recruitment software and enhance the program’s effectiveness and hiring efficiency.
With this integration recruiters will be able to leverage the advanced search feature of SeeMore as it unites semantic search with the cloud, improving results and opening up search on multiple databases. Read more
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Nov 13, 2013) - Veveo, a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its Conversational Video Search App. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories. Read more