November 13, 2013 10:00 ET

Veveo Named as CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 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, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its Conversational Video Search App. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.

Searching for video or TV programming on a smartphone or tablet will become much easier with Veveo's new Conversational Search App. The next-generation voice interface will allow users to discover video on connected devices by talking to their device naturally, using continuous dialog and follow-on queries in the same manner that people talk to one another -- without requiring structured commands. Veveo's Conversational Video Search is the first and only mobile app that combines the usability of a natural-language, conversational interface with powerful knowledge graph-based semantic technology for searching video resources. The Conversational Search App will be available soon for download on both iOS and Android. Users can preregister for the beta release by signing up here:

"Television and video is a semantically opaque medium, with discovery and usability of video services being an ongoing challenge for most users," said Sam Vasisht, CMO of Veveo. "Veveo's new Conversational Video Search app bridges that gap so that users can find videos the same way they think about them, using natural language and normal speech queries -- not unlike the way they would talk to another person."

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Veveo's Conversational Search App will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  • Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
  • The product's intended use/function and user value
  • Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features and features that consumers would find attractive
  • How the design and innovation of this product directly compare to other products in the marketplace

Products chosen as Innovations honorees reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.

Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

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, including 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 47 patents and 80 filed patent applications. For more information, visit or find us on Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube.

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