PodZinger to Power Rocketboom Search

May 4th, 2006 | By | Category: Podcasting Services, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

PodzingerPodZinger has announced a deal that will put the company’s search technology to work at the popular Rocketboom video blog.PodZinger’s search technology allows full-text search of the spoken content in audio and video podcasts. Rocketboom visitors can now search the entire library of Rocketboom video to find specific videos and segments of interest to them.

Rocketboom is a three-minute daily videoblog based in New York City. The site covers and creates a wide range of information and commentary from top news stories to quirky Internet culture. Rocketboom has implemented PodZinger’s technology on their video search page.

“Our extensive library of videoblogs contains original videos on subjects ranging from international arts to technology and weblog drama. With such a diverse catalog of videos, it’s key that we have a search tool that makes it quick and easy for our fans to find their favorite segments and discover new ones,” said Andrew Barron, Rocketboom founder. “PodZinger is the best partner to help us deliver the services our viewers can depend on and enjoy.”

PodZinger uses speech-to-text technology to create a text index of the audio, which enables users to find content within podcasts and jump directly to the point where their keyword is spoken. For partners like Rocketboom, PodZinger licenses its engine to the partner for use on their site.

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