VideoSurf and Verizon launch video discovery mobile app


VideoSurf announced a new mobile application that is
available on millions of smartphones from Verizon Wireless.  


VideoSurf’s app allows customers discover, search and
identify video available on any device – including TV episodes, movies, music
videos and video clips – by doing a visual and audio search using a smartphone,
or by typing a query directly into the app.  


With VideoSurf’s mobile app,
customers can discover videos by simply pointing their phones at a television
or computer screen to capture a few seconds of what they are watching. Using
patented computer vision technology, VideoSurf will quickly identify the
episode and celebrities, provide more information about what was identified and
suggest other videos to watch.


Customers can let their friends know what they are
watching and help them discover new videos or other content by posting directly
to Facebook and Twitter.


Mobile represents a new era for video consumption and we
look forward to providing users with the best way to discover videos and
content on their smartphones,” said Lior Delgo, chief executive officer
and co-founder of VideoSurf.  


VideoSurf offers a new and different way to experience
video on your phone.  Not only does it show off the power of our leading
wireless network and wide range of devices, it gives customers the ability to
share and enjoy video with their friends,” said Ed Ruth, director,
business development and strategic partnerships at Verizon Wireless.


VideoSurf  helps
customers discover videos they want to watch, wherever they want to watch them.
In addition to audio recognition, VideoSurf uses proprietary visual recognition
technology to “see” inside videos, providing superior results and an
enhanced user experience.


The VideoSurf mobile app is available at no charge on
select Verizon Wireless smartphones with V CAST Apps from the Verizon Channel
in Android Market.  The app will be preloaded on additional 4G LTE
smartphones available from Verizon Wireless later this year.  


By Team