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Rovi Set to Acquire Veveo

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Stephanie Mlot of PC Mag reports, “Rovi announced today that it will acquire Veveo in order to boost its search and analytics tools. The $62 million cash purchase comes with Veveo’s Knowledge Graph-driven semantic tech and natural-language controls, the latter which likely means integrated voice search. Massachusetts-based Veveo—not to be confused with YouTube’s Vevo music service—launched 10 years ago with the hope of bridging connected devices with intelligent discovery solutions. Over the last decade, the company has acquired 50 patents and works with the likes of AT&T, Cablevision, and Verizon. Now, it will bring its semantic solutions to Rovi, which licenses data for TV guides, and intends to use Veveo’s technology to tailor entertainment suggestions to each individual user.” Read more

Facebook Partners With Rovi For Entertainment Metadata To Enhance User, Developer Experience

Facebook is integrating into its platform Rovi Video’s descriptive information on millions of TV shows, movies, celebrities, sports events and more. The partnership should help users flesh out more details in their entertainment likes and status updates that tag their movie, TV, and other media experiences in their profiles, and aid app developers in leveraging a standardized set of entertainment data for new apps and user-engagement.

Rovi Corp.’s media metadata Video Data set boasts standardized, structured data on more than 4 million programs, including theatrical, DVD and Blu-ray releases.

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