October 07, 2013 10:00 ET

Veveo Awarded New Patent for Generating Personalized Cross-Platform Recommendations

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2013) - Veveo, a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new patent in the field of personalized recommendations by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This marks the tenth patent awarded to Veveo this year and brings its total count of issued patents to 42. 

The patent entitled, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SELECTING AND PRESENTING CONTENT ON A FIRST SYSTEM BASED ON USER PREFERENCES LEARNED ON A SECOND SYSTEM (USPTO number 8,543,516), establishes how preferences learned from use of one content system by a user can be utilized to generate personalized recommendations for the user for content available in another system. In addition to mapping a user's preferences across systems, the method includes determining relationships between content items across the different systems. The patent extends Veveo's innovations in hyper-personalization capabilities required for making search, discovery and recommendations elegant in usability for large, complex content libraries in an era of multi-platform connectivity and cloud-based services.

An example of an application covered by the patent would be a system that learns a user is interested in the New England Patriots, based on web search and browsing activity. Or the user may follow New England Patriots on Twitter or tweet about them, or follow them on Facebook. Automatically, in another application such as a personalized channel guide on a television service, the user is recommended New England Patriots games, or displayed a New England Patriots scorecard on the user's smartphone application.

This approach provides a unified, personalized experience across all of a user's smart connected devices with intelligent recommendations and increased personalization. The consumer may use these devices for different purposes, but at the end of the day the devices need to perform in a unified way to provide the most benefit and elegant user experiences. 

"This patent illustrates how Veveo is innovating across the entire connected-device ecosystem with the user at the center, rather than point solutions that can leave users with fragmented experiences across their multiple connected devices," said Murali Aravamudan, founder and CEO of Veveo. "Veveo has continued to innovate in hyper-personalized discovery, required to make usability predictive, semantic and intelligent in this era of advancing cloud and cross-platform connectivity." 

About Veveo
Veveo is a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions. With more than 100 million deployments worldwide through leading device OEMs and Tier 1 service providers, and 45 million TVs supported by leading pay TV operators in the US and Canada, Veveo is redefining how users experience connected devices and applications in natural and intuitive ways. Based on the company's patented Knowledge Graph semantic platform, Veveo products enable advanced solutions for search, recommendation, discovery and navigation that offer intelligent, intuitive and efficient usability. These technologies further enable the implementation of intelligent conversational interfaces to bridge the gap in usability for connected devices and applications with natural language and speech based interfaces. 

Veveo's semantic solutions are designed to deliver rich, hyper-personalized user experiences that anticipate user intent, driving higher engagement, content consumption, and monetization of products and services for device vendors, service providers and enterprises, across platforms of smartphones, tablets, TVs, and set-top boxes.

Founded in 2004, Veveo's customers include Comcast, Cablevision, Rogers, AT&T, DirecTV, and Nokia. The venture-backed company is based in Boston, MA and has a growing intellectual property portfolio of 48 issued and allowed patents, and 80 filed patent applications. For more information, visit or find us on Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube.

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