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New Video Centric Search Engine... VideoSurf

Techstination feature for Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A different type of search engine for online video. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. You can use just about any search engine on the Web to look for TV shows or video clips....but a new site called can help you find what you're looking for more precisely...using some new technology. CEO Lior Delgo...

"The search starts with a keyword...just like many other search engines. What is entirely different is that the process of indexing the content is done visually. We invented a computer vision search engine. Computer vision is the science that enables computers to see and understand visual content. That when we index videos that we find on the Web, we actually confirm visually that the character, in the case of looking for a specific character or political individual, you can actually find that character in the video, as opposed to many videos that would just have text and tags that are with the specific key word."

Videos are displayed with a timeline as well...allowing you to easily go to specific points. And characters within videos are clickable as find more clips featuring that person. It's free to use at

"Absolutely, users can go to, they can search for any type of video. The experience is extremely interactive and visual."

Former Vice President Al Gore is among the investors in the company. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.