• Expect Labs’ MindMeld iPad App Understands Your Conversations In Real Time

    Expect Labs’ MindMeld iPad App Understands Your Conversations In Real Time

    We’ve all been there before. You’re on a phone call or video chat when someone brings up a topic you’re unfamiliar with. What are your options? You either lie about knowing what the other person is talking about or you scramble to Google or Wikipedia and search on whatever the topic might be. It happens all the time. Wouldn’t it be easier if there were a piece of… Read More

  • ClipSyndicate Videos Now On Truveo, Bebo, Magnify, and Lingospot

    Video clips from local TV news affiliates are making their way onto the Web through a service called ClipSyndicate that’s been in beta for more than a year. The service, which is owned by New York City startup Critical Media, has more than 200,000 archived news clips and adds about 1,000 a day from about 200 local affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, along with video from Bloomberg TV… Read More

  • TechCrunch40: Jeff Clavier Launches $12 Million Venture Fund

    Angel investor and startup advisor Jeff Clavier (pictured with Digg founder Kevin Rose) just announced a new $12 million early stage venture fund today at the TechCrunch40 conference. The new fund will be called SoftTech VC II. Clavier, who has a degree in computer science, has been actively investing in startups over the last few years and has had notable successes such as Truveo (acquired by… Read More

  • Truveo Growing 50% Per Month, Says Video Search Becoming More Important

    Truveo, which was acquired by AOL in early 2006, is considered to be one of the best video search engines on the Internet. It looks beyond metadata attached to the video file itself and explores the content on the website around the video – resulting in more data to index and better search results. The traffic figures support this. Comscore reports that the site has 40 million monthly… Read More

  • CastTV Will Revolutionize Video Search

    Husband and wife team Edwin Ong and Alex Vikati first met at Stanford, and then founded a company together called Filefish in 1999. They raised $4.6 million in venture funding in 2000, and the company was acquired by Oracle in 2003. Now they are preparing to launch their second company, CastTV. It is an ambitious effort focused entirely on video search. And that’s not a bad place to be. Read More

  • AOL Acquires Truveo

    AOL announced the acquisition of media search engine Truveo today. My original profile of Truveo is here. Terms of the deal were not disclosed publicly, but this was not a small deal. Truveo has an innovative way for quickly indexing media content such as audio and video, and figuring out what it is even if there is little or no meta data associated with it. It is an incredibly useful… Read More

  • Truveo – Video Search

    Company: Truveo
    Launched: Beta launch on September 14, 2005
    Location: Burlingame, CA Truveo is a video search engine that beta-launched a few days ago. Jeff Clavier, an investor, writes about Truveo here. If you are looking for video content, this is the place to go. Founded two years ago by a seriously smart team of search experts, Truveo is tackling the very difficult problem of creating… Read More