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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Nigel Ward, 6th Jun, 2007.

  1. Nigel Ward

    Nigel Ward Team InvestEd

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    If you've ever found searching for video on the web frustrating...or just wanted to share some cool video you've found then new Australian startup Vquence may have the answer... a video search engine which delivers the search results as a sequence of short videos or "Vquences". Think of it as like google...but for video.

    There's a teaser site which explains (with a vquence) what vquences are at www.vquence.com .

    There will soon be a "beta" release of the software which will let users create their own vquences to share with say people reading your blog... so if that's your thing sign up as a "beta tester"...

    More info about the company is available at http://corp.vquence.com/

    Enjoy.

    Cheers
    N


    Disclosure - I'm investor in the company.
     
  2. handyandy

    handyandy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Nigel

    I hope it goes well for you.

    Looking at the application it would seem the main business plan seems to be the sell of the idea. It seems to be more a utility rather than a full apllication. Would this be a correct conclusion?

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  3. Nigel Ward

    Nigel Ward Team InvestEd

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    Thanks Handy

    There's really 5 components to it:

    1) the ability to display vquences (i.e. put together thin slices of widely dispersed videos and then link through to those web sites hosting the videos. All the alpha site does really is demonstrate some examples of this.

    2) A search engine which in the background crawls the internet and indexes video content - In the same way google, yahoo etc search engines currently create their indexes. They actually have someone ex-google on the coding team.

    3) Vquence authoring - which enables people to create their own vquences from custom searches. For example a vquence of your favourite Warren Buffet videos found on the web across all different video hosting sites...not just YouTube for example.

    4) Vquence metrics - which enables ad insertion (i.e. monetisation) and detailed statistics to back that

    5) Socialisation via an authoring tool which creates embeddable strings to say put your favourite Warren Buffett vquence on your blog... or this site for that matter.

    Just like a text based search engine, Vquence will crawl the web and AGGREGATE the items you've searched for...it then permits DISAGGREGATION, i.e. if you like a particular video based on the short slice you've seen then you click through to the source... That has important implications for both the ability to advertise and for content providers like the big media companies. They don't want to lose eyeballs to hosting sites...

    I think about it a bit like channel surfing on the TV...you figure out pretty quickly whether or not the small snippet you've seen is something you'd like to see more of.

    Anyway, enough of my pitching :rolleyes: :D it's going to be a fun toy for users...

    Cheers
    N.