Veveo

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Veveo
Type Private
Industry Search and Discovery
Founded 2004
Headquarters Andover, Massachusetts
Key people

Murali Aravamudan (Founder and Chief Executive Officer)
Ajit Rajasekharan (Founder and Vice President of Technology)

Harris Fishman (Chief Financial Officer)
Website veveo.net

Veveo is a software company that provides intelligent search, discovery, and personalization capabilities for connected devices and applications. Veveo’s technology has had more than 100 million deployments worldwide through leading device OEMs and Tier-1 service providers, and 45 million TVs supported by leading pay TV operators in the US and Canada.

Founded in 2004, Veveo’s customers include Comcast, Cablevision, Rogers, AT&T, DirecTV, and Nokia. The venture-backed company is based near Boston, MA and has an intellectual property portfolio of 50 (issued/allowed) patents and 80 filed patent applications.[1] On February 25, 2014, Veveo was acquired by Rovi Corporation.[2]

Technology[edit]

Based on the company’s patented Knowledge Graph semantic search platform, Veveo products enable advanced solutions for search, recommendation, discovery and navigation that offer intelligent, intuitive and efficient usability.[3] These technologies further enable the implementation of intelligent conversational interfaces to bridge the gap in usability for connected devices and applications with natural language and speech based interfaces.[4][5]

Veveo’s semantic solutions are designed to deliver rich, hyper-personalized user experiences that anticipate user intent, driving higher engagement, content consumption, and monetization of products and services for device vendors, service providers and enterprises, across platforms of smartphones, tablets, TVs, and set-top boxes.[6]

Conversational Interfaces[edit]

Veveo’s developments in natural language processing and understanding enabled dialog-based real-time conversational interfaces to be introduced in late 2012.[7] These interfaces allow connected devices and applications to be used with natural conversational intelligence applied to voice interfaces. As a result, users can talk to devices with normal language and devices can respond back with natural language responses.[8]

Users can communicate with devices in an ongoing dialog wherein devices are aware of ongoing context or change in context and can respond accordingly. Veveo’s conversational interfaces are currently in trials and will be made available first for television and video applications through pay-TV operators and smart TV OEMs. The technology is being further developed for other applications such as mobile assistants, connected automobiles, enterprise and others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baumgartner, Jeff. "Veveo Locks Up Patent Tied To Speech-Based Navigation". Multichannel News. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rovi to Acquire Veveo, Inc., and Combine Innovative Search and Recommendation Tools to Create Truly Differentiated Entertainment Discovery Solution". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Jennifer, Zaino. "Speech And Smarts Take To TV Search". Semantic Web. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Philpott, Michael. "On the Radar: Veveo". Ovum. 
  5. ^ Zaino, Jennifer. "Now You Can Talk To Your TV — And Get A Response". Semantic Web. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Philpott, Michael. "On the Radar: Veveo". Ovum. 
  7. ^ Spangler, Todd. "Talk to the Tube: Will Voice-Enabled TV Catch On?". Multichannel News. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Lawler, Ryan. "Video Discovery Specialist Veveo Launches Voice Search That Actually Works". TechCrunch. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 

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