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Acquired byAOL
Date1/2006
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San Francisco, USA
333 Bush Street, 23rd Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104
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Truveo

Truveo is a video search engine acquired by AOL in January 2006.

Re-launched in August of the same year, it claims to have an edge over competitors in the field of online video websites. Founded by PhDs from MIT, Truveo tackles the very difficult problem of creating metadata from video; unlike text-based content, it is very difficult to determine context of video and audio content without a human to actually view it.

Truveo says it has a sharper focus on professional content: conduct a search, and commercially produced media is given priority over user-generated content. Truveo has also recently signed a deal with CBS to extend its video content capabilities to nearly 3 dozen of CBS’s online radio websites.

Some (of the many) competitors include: YouTube, SlapVid, Vimeo, and VideoEgg.

Recent Milestones

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    Truveo — Truveo launched new video discovery application exclusively for Facebook! (6/10/10)
    Posted 6/11/10 at 5:35pm via aol.com
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    Truveo — Truveo introduces speaker recognition technology applied to celebrity search, in Facebook Application: http://www.facebook.com/truveo (6/10/10)
    Posted 6/11/10 at 5:46pm via facebook.com
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    Truveo was acquired by AOL. (1/10/06)
    Posted 12/31/07 at 11:45pm
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    Truveo added Pete Kocks as Chief Architect. (4/1/05)
    Posted 7/22/13 at 10:21pm
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    Truveo added Arnaud Mauvais as VP. (3/1/05)
    Posted 12/10/09 at 7:52pm
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    Truveo added Adam Beguelin as Co-Founder (VP, AOL Video). (5/1/04)
    Posted 12/31/07 at 11:40pm
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    Truveo added Tim Tuttle as CEO and Founder. (1/1/04)
    Posted 7/22/13 at 10:13pm
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    Truveo added Timothy Tuttle as CEO & Co-Founder (Senior VP, AOL Video).
    Posted 12/31/07 at 11:39pm
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    Truveo added Pete Kocks as GM Truveo (VP AOL).
    Posted 12/31/07 at 11:40pm

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Added: 3/5/09

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Websitetruveo.com
Blogtruveo.com/pressroom.php?r=36
StageLive
Launch DateJune 25, 2009
Tags video
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Above: Truveo Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
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Above: Truveo Relaunches Sites For 17 Countries With Improved Video Search Tools, June 25, 2009
Uploaded: 6/12/10

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  2. Truveo Launches Exclusive Facebook Application Providing a New Way to Discover and Share Video (corp.aol.com) [edit]
    Truveo Celebrity Search (facebook.com) [edit]
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