Posts Tagged ‘Link TV’

LinkTV Brings Semantic Smart Search To News Videos For iPad Users

It’s been a big week for news, especially on the East Coast, where Hurricane Sandy punched hard. Add to that the U.S. presidential elections, the fighting in Syria, and the World Series win by the San Francisco Giants.

For those fortunate enough to have a charged iPad, or access to a power outlet (easier said than done in some parts of the country in the wake of the hurricane), a semantically-enabled application aims to bring the news videos that matter to those devices.

Link TV, which had a role in the ViewChange.org project that The Semantic Web Blog covered here, already offers up Link News, a site for global news and documentaries, that also relies on semantic technology to offer a portal to news from around the world. This week, it unveiled the LinkTV World News App for iPad that pulls top world news selected by editors from more than 125 video news outlets worldwide.

Announcing the app, Paul Mason, who became the company’s president and CEO last year (see our coverage here), said,  ”The LinkTV World News app does the heavy lifting so users don’t have to. A team of seasoned journalists using the best semantic ‘smart search’ technology sifts through thousands of newscasts and raw videos to bring people the stories that matter most.”

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ABC News Vet Paul Mason Steps Up as CEO of Link TV

ABC News veteran Paul Mason has joined Link TV as the company’s new president and CEO. In a recent video, Mason “shares an astute observation about the current state of network and cable TV news. He suggests that while these twin mediums are great at reporting the initial details of major news events like the Japanese earthquake and the Arab spring, there is a real lack of proper, follow-up reporting once things die down.” See the video here. Read more

ViewChange.org Gives a Semantic Platform to Social Documentaries

A new article reports on the development of ViewChange.org, “an online portal built on the foundation of semantic Web technology that connects documentary stories to news and social actions in global poverty. In other words, in one place, people can watch character-driven stories, read the latest news about issues covered in the films, and then connect directly to action campaigns around each social issue. It’s a site and tool that’s primed for grassroots awareness and action.” Read more

Social Actions Gets Semantic

In a recent interview, Peter Deitz discusses some recent changes at Social Actions. According to Deitz, “I describe Social Actions as an aggregation of actions people can take on any issue that’s built to be highly distributable across the social web. We pull in donation opportunities, volunteer positions, petitions, event, and other actions from 60+ different sources. That’s today. A few years ago, we had just a handful of pioneering platforms in microphilanthropy.” Read more