Posts Tagged ‘discovery engine’

Big Data Meets Semantics in Ooyala and Jinni Partnership


Rapid TV News reports that Ooyala and Jinni have joined up to deliver advanced video discovery technology. The article states, “The two personalisation leaders are targeting media companies, broadcasters and pay-TV operators with their new proposition that will integrate Ooyala’s machine-learning big-data analytics systems with Jinni‘s semantic discovery to deliver what the two companies call a powerful new level of video personalisation for all screens. The two companies will work together to develop and deploy what they claim will be a new level of machine learning powered by semantic discovery that will allow TV providers to tailor programming and video viewing experiences to each individual user. This will include personalised channels, custom programming guides, mood-based browsing and search, and viewer recommendations for both live and video-on-demand (VOD) content.” Read more

On® Entertainment Metadata from TMS Provides Viewing Data for Jinni’s ‘My TV & Movie Guide’ App


CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ – TMS, the international leader in entertainment navigation, and Jinni, the first and only taste-and-mood based semantic discovery engine for video, have announced that Jinni is using TMS’ world-class On®Entertainment metadata to provide availability information for linear TV and OTT content on its new ‘My TV & Movie Guide’ iPad app and web service. As a result, once consumers find something great to watch using Jinni’s taste and mood based recommendation engine, they can easily find when and where to watch it. Jinni’s superior recommendations are seamlessly integrated into the viewing experience and deliver the most personalized and relevant TV and movie options to end users. Read more

Veveo Named as CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree


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

Airomo Launches Appcurl for the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 — Airomo (, a leading developer of mobile lifestyle applications and cloud services, announces the availability of the Appcurl Android app for the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook tablet. Appcurl (, the leading app discovery solution on the web, enables users to quickly identify, purchase and enjoy a variety of applications, which would otherwise be difficult if not impossible to find with conventional search methods. Appcurl offers more than a simple search interface and is also a social portal, where Facebook friends can visually explore and discover a full library of applications. Appcurl, with its already popular Android application in the Google Play store, is the most comprehensive mobile app discovery solution for all Android app stores. Read more

Moomat’s Semantic Search to Power Spotify Discovery Service

Robert Evatt of Tulsa World reports, “In a small office in downtown Tulsa, Moomat is building a different search that goes beyond inserting text into a search bar. Moomat’s new search technology sifts through databases and automatically finds relationships between points of data, such as suggesting that a person who is looking for President Lincoln might also be interested in learning about his Confederate counterpart Jefferson Davis, or automatically showing how many degrees a specific actor is separated from Kevin Bacon.  The company’s goal is to license its technology for use in public and private databases worldwide, but it has now signed on a big-name partner – Spotify, the popular music streaming and discovery service.”

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News360 Hopes to Replace Google Reader With Something Better


Chris Crum of Web Pro News recently wrote, “Google Reader is almost officially dead. Just a few more short weeks, and it will be gone forever (it goes away on July 1st, in case you needed a reminder). Since Google broke users’ hearts back in March, announcing the product’s demise, other companies have been rushing to provide an adequate replacement for users who aren’t willing to give up RSS. Sure, there were already alternatives, but Google’s announcement lit a fire underneath them and others looking to create new products, as the opportunity was created for them to obtain a lot of new users. One potential replacement that has been around for quite a while, News360, is taking a somewhat different approach than some of the others like Feedly and Digg. Interestingly, their philosophy is similar to Google’s when it comes to the changing landscape of how people consume their news.” Read more

Veveo Adds Four Patents for Semantic Technologies reports, “Veveo, a provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, has been awarded four new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, bringing its total count of issued patents to 38. The new patents relate to improving search experiences in the context of current usability trends around social, device based universal search, or semantic and intelligent searching capabilities.  The patent entitled ‘User interface methods and systems for selecting and presenting content based on user relationships’ (USPTO number 8,423,583) covers incremental search capabilities based on relationships of users.” Read more

Jinni Launches Natural Language Video Discovery Engine

According to an article out of the company, Jinni launched a “radically new NLU (natural language understanding) discovery engine to power the first voice-activated video guides that understand natural human language. Until now, the voice-activated TV experience was limited to basic commands because that was all the guide could process. The Jinni NLU engine leverages the company’s unique Entertainment Genome™ to interpret natural human speech and derive the underlying meaning to enable rich, intuitive interaction between users and their TVs.  Now users will be able to simply tell their TV what they are in the mood to watch and Jinni will find the most fitting content from live TV, VOD and any other available video catalog.” Read more

Zite Launches Version 2.0 of iPhone & iPad App

Zite, the company that recently sold to CNN for $20 million, has launched version 2.0 of the company’s iPhone and iPad application: “For our current fans, don’t worry: we’ve kept all of the things you love about Zite. Our underlying discovery engine still looks at millions of articles each day and create a magazine unique to you based on your personal interests. You’ll discover interesting articles to read that you would have never found otherwise. And we’ll continue to bring you the best of your favorite magazines, newspapers, authors, blogs, and videos. But today, we’ve made Zite a lot better. Zite 2.0 is the evolution of Zite from a personalized magazine to an intelligent magazine. In Zite 2.0 we’ve focused on making Zite smarter than ever, introducing discovery at every turn, and designing Zite to be both beautiful and smart.” Read more

How CNN Integrated Zite

Dan Rowinski of ReadWrite reports, “The integration of old media and new media can often be like trying to mix oil and water. Even when smart media entities have been proactive in approaching the new digital paradigm – the world of smartphones and tablets, social and serendipity – they have failed either through poor decision making or not putting in a full effort. But CNN is different. Where many newspapers and cable companies have faltered, CNN has thrived. A lot of the credit goes to  the cable news company’s acquisition of Zite, the makers of a popular iPad news app.” Read more