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Tuesday
Jun122012

Bing Adds Qwiki Video to Search Results

Bing/Qwiki(NEW YORK) -- A few weeks after launching its revamped interactive video and multimedia format, Qwiki is teaming up with Microsoft’s Bing search engine to display Qwiki results right on Bing search pages.

For instance, if you search for the term “Lisbon” on Bing now, in addition to the regular blue links, you will see Qwiki’s entry on Lisbon embedded right in the search results. You will be able to play the Qwiki inline on the page.

“Qwiki’s integration into Bing combines search and video – two of the biggest trends in Internet history – into a powerful platform that for the first time ever, turns search results into interactive, playable experiences,” Qwiki founder and CEO Doug Imbruce said.

Qwiki is integrating close to 3 million Qwikis into Bing’s search engine. But those Qwikis don’t include the new format that launched in May, which ABC News has begun to use on its own site. The Qwikis integrated into the Bing results are machine-generated and feature a robotic, computer-based narrator. Qwiki plans to integrate the newer format soon.

“Eventually, any web site owner will be able to leverage this experience to generate higher engagement within their search results,” Imbruce said.

Bing recently revamped its search interface, adding social (Twitter and Facebook) and Encyclopedia Britannica integration. Google has recently made it easier to see search results right on the page with its Knowledge Graph.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Saturday
Jan222011

Qwiki Interactive Search Engine to Take on Google

Photo Courtesy - Qwiki [dot] com(NEW YORK) -- A new internet search platform is looking to be a game-changer in the lucrative search engine market, and it just might give Google a run for its money.

Qwiki, whose goal is to improve the way people experience information, intends to "deliver information in a format that's quintessentially human -- via storytelling instead of search," according to the company's website.

Rather than delivering simple links and bits of information, as is the norm with Google's search, Qwiki created an interactive experience that combines the text of a typical search engine with the video element of YouTube and the encyclopedic data of Wikipedia to create a personalized search experience that talks back to you.

Founded by Doug Imbruce and web pioneer Dr. Louis Monier, who founded the early search platform AltaVista, Qwiki is partially funded by Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of Facebook who was recently portrayed in the award-winning film The Social Network. Saverin is one of several venture capitalists, including Jawed Karim, a co-founder of YouTube and Pradeep Sindhu, a co-founder of Juniper networks, who recently pumped $8 million into Qwiki.

Currently demos of what Qwiki will offer users are available on its website, and the site is asking users to join its Alpha, which will launch soon.

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