SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VideoSurf, Inc., the leader in video discovery, today announced that its mobile application is now available as a free download to all iPhone® users on the App Store(SM) and is the first technology to use the iPhone camera for video recognition of TV shows. VideoSurf's mobile app lets users find what to watch from the world of video through its computer vision based search technology and personalized recommendations. Users of the app can also discover more about what they're watching on TV with the V-ID feature, which uses the phone's camera to identify ("ID") what's on and provides more information about the show and cast, offers unique content, other similar videos to watch and more.
"We are proud to have created the first app to make the iPhone capable of visually identifying what's on TV and who appears on screen, all in real time," said Lior Delgo, CEO and co-founder of VideoSurf. "VideoSurf's app makes it easy for users to find what to watch on TV and online and get more from the shows they love. This is an exciting time, and we're thrilled to be at the forefront of video discovery and bringing this new technology to the iPhone."
Using its patented computer vision and audio recognition technology, VideoSurf can literally see and hear inside each video, including live TV broadcasts, to analyze the content in depth and provide superior search results and recommendations. VideoSurf's app can also quickly ID shows, episodes and actors as they appear on the screen to provide viewers with more information and recommendations. What's more, the app allows users to let their friends know what they are watching and help them discover new videos or additional content by posting directly to Facebook® and Twitter™.
In addition to iPhone, the VideoSurf video discovery app is available for Android. For more information visit www.videosurf.com/mobile.
VideoSurf, Inc. is the leading video discovery company. Its mission is to help consumers find what to watch from the world of video in an experience that is uniquely theirs. VideoSurf combines social insights with patented video recognition technology to discover, search and identify videos on any device. In addition to audio recognition, VideoSurf's technology "sees" frames inside videos, providing superior search results and an enhanced user experience. VideoSurf reaches over 20 million unique users per month, including close to 17 million who visit www.videosurf.com. VideoSurf was founded by a team of proven entrepreneurs and leading experts in search, computer vision and fast computation: Lior Delgo, CEO, Prof. Achi Brandt, Chief Scientist; Dr. Eitan Sharon, Chief Technology Officer; Shai Deljo, Chief Operating Officer. The company is based in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit www.videosurf.com or www.videosurf.com/mobile.
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