Videosurf

  • With Its $100M Acquisition Of VideoSurf, Microsoft’s Video Search Now Has Big Potential

    With Its $100M Acquisition Of VideoSurf, Microsoft’s Video Search Now Has Big Potential

    Yesterday morning, we reported that Microsoft had acquired Israeli video startup, VideoSurf, for approximately $70 million. The deal indeed has been greenlighted, as Microsoft confirmed in its blog post yesterday. However, at the time, the price of the acquisition was unclear; several sources (who wished to remain anonymous) pegged the number at $70 million. But, today we’ve heard from… Read More

  • Al Gore-backed VideoSurf bought by Microsoft for $70 million

    According to Israeli businesspaper Calcalist (in Hebrew), Microsoft has acquired San Mateo, California-based video search technology company VideoSurf for about $70 million. We’ve confirmed the acquisition with multiple sources, although we haven’t been able to nail down the exact price (yet). One source who requested anonymity pegged it at $70 million too, though. VideoSurf raised… Read More

  • Al Gore-Backed VideoSurf Bought By Microsoft For $70 Million

    Al Gore-Backed VideoSurf Bought By Microsoft For $70 Million

    According to Israeli businesspaper Calcalist (in Hebrew), Microsoft has acquired San Mateo, California-based video search technology company VideoSurf for about $70 million. We’ve confirmed the acquisition with multiple sources, although we haven’t been able to nail down the exact price (yet). One source who requested anonymity pegged it at $70 million too, though. VideoSurf raised… Read More

  • TC50: Scoble Declares That VideoSurf "Doesn't Suck"

    Video search is an unsolved problem. VideoSurf applies hardcore computer vision technology to this problem and finds relevant results beyond what may already be available to text-based search methods. In the demo at TechCrunch50, the startup showed how you might want to search for a scene in the show Entourage. You can drill down to the show, and then are presented with thumbnails of all of… Read More