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TechCrunch  Jun 21  Comment 
 Google has been in talks to acquire video search startup Baarzo, according to sources with knowledge of the company. However, those sources were less clear about whether the companies had reached a final agreement. (One suggested that the deal...
TechCrunch  May 20  Comment 
 DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine whose popularity grew last year following the NSA and PRISM leaks, is today rolling our an updated interface for its website, which features “smarter search,” plus a new, cleaner design and...
Financial Times  Feb 10  Comment 
Professor Ben Edelman should have said who paid for his research into the UK-listed online video search company, whose shares tumbled last month
DailyFinance  Dec 16  Comment 
ANDOVER, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/16/13 -- Veveo, a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, announced...
TechCrunch  Oct 31  Comment 
Music video powerhouse VEVO is launching a major redesign this week, after rebuilding its back end from the ground up. The online music video site has undergone a complete overhaul, designed to make it easier for users to browse and discover new...
StreetInsider.com  Sep 4  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Microsoft+%28MSFT%29+Debuts+Revamped+Video+Search+for+Bing+%28GOOG%29/8659405.html for the full story.
TechCrunch  Sep 4  Comment 
Microsoft's Bing today launched a major update to its video search experience that gives the service's video search results pages a complete overhaul. The update, which Microsoft says was "designed from the ground up," introduces a new...
BBC News  Jan 7  Comment 
Authorities intensify search efforts for a small plane which disappeared off the coast of Venezuela on Friday with six people on board - including the director of the Italian fashion house Missoni, Vittorio Missoni.
TechCrunch  Oct 4  Comment 
Well, it looks like Tim Tuttle is doing pretty well for himself. His last company, the video search platform Truveo, was acquired by AOL in early 2006 for an undisclosed (but reportedly hefty) sum, and now his latest venture has just gotten a...




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This article describes companies helping user search video on the internet. For the larger impact of IPTV, see Online Video.

Video Search and Discovery

See chart below for quick list of companies and valuations.

AGNOSTIC VIDEO SEARCH Several sites have developed video search systems that are agnostic (meaning the sites don't host video, and therefore present search returns free of any additional promotional imperatives, i.e.: pushing their own videos to the top of the list):

Blinkx.com - uses speech recognition to "pull" voice to text. The system searches speech-text in a mostly reverse chron search methodology, powering several video content sites such as a youth-oriented video search site, its own blinkx.com site, and Ask.com, to name but a few. Microsoft has acquired an "option" to use them in the future. Overall, the company has 130 partnerships with video hosters. Blinkx spiders sites it has partnerships with, but appears to have unstructured data. Blinkx offers a straight search solution on its website.

Founded in 2003 by Suranga Chandratillake, a former Autonomy employee, Blinkx was originally a web search toolbar (including video as one type of toolbar search). The company took $10 million in "angle funding" (presumably from Autonomy) and then in April 2007 Autonomy called it's 90% option to buy back Blinkx shares, in exchange for Autonomy's search engine license. Autonomy rolled its other consumer search properties in with Blinkx' video search, and then Blinkx.com was "demerged" in May, 2007 on the AIM penny stock market in London. Blinkx has a market cap of $250m as of July, 2007.

Dabble.com - uses human powered search. It takes gestures and structured metadata to search and discover video. Searches the data around the video as well as gives relevance to videos with human preference activity inside Dabble and outside in other communities and blogs. Dabble also has a social community element, grouping videos in order to convey more implicit data to the search and discovery system. This community aspect allows Dabble to focus on the additional challenge of video discovery, by offering users easy ways to browse videos based upon human activity and preferences. Founded in 2005 by Mary Hodder, Dabble has taken $800k in angel funding. Dabble has partnerships with 150 video hosting sites and receives video from 7,000+ sources.

NON-AGNOSTIC VIDEO SEARCH

Video search function blended with hosted video by the same company:

Video.Google.com or Google - Google purchased YouTube and started Google Video in 2005 (a hosting site for user generated video). Based on its flagship search engine, the company's video search engine searches videos beyond the YouTube and Google Video collections, but Google's own hosted videos always come up first as the most relevant results. Only a few other sites are included in Google Video Search, such as Break.com and Metacafe.com. Unlike Google's websearch, google.com, Google Video Search is not agnostic. Google's video search appears to use the PageRank algorithm of relevance, after presorting for Google hosted video, and then matches metadata for video. Google's video search returns are unstructured, excepting those videos it hosts, because it relies on spidering technology.

Truveo.com or Searchvideo.com - was founded in 2004 by Tim Tuttle. In December 2005, AOL purchased Truveo for $50 million, after it had taken about $1m in funding. Truveo has open API's for search, and is distributed as the search solution across all of the AOL properties, except one which is a children's site and is powered by Blinkx. Truveo searches 22 million videos as of July 2007 from across the web. Truveo spiders data and appears to search on metadata, although early reports of its technology included it's ability to break the header of a Window's media file in order to access anything contained in the header. Truveo offers some discovery offerings but these are very limited.

Company Agnostic Stage Number of Clips indexed Data Quality
Blinkx (Lon:BLNX) yes Public

(Autonomy spinoff)

185 million (but they claim "18 million hours" of video) Spidered data
Video.Google.com no Public 80 million (blend with search results

inflates count heavily)

Spidered Data
Dabble yes Angel / Private 17 million Structured Data
Truveo / Searchvideo.com no Public (AOL) 180 million videos Spidered Data
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