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ANON1242855980875,
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2/28/2014 | 11:03:31 AM
Kudos to Rovi
Kudos to Rovi for its understanding of the importance of search & discovery in the red-hot smart TV space. But truth be told, voice recognition a la Veveo will only get Rovi so far. To truly dominate, a more ecumenical approach to input is required, and a keener understanding of consumer behavior is paramount.  Rovi should make more of its streamlined remote control, and consumer affinity for this input device acquired from decades of conditioning. All that needs to go is the tortuous onscreen keyboard, and siloed searching across multiple channels. You are close, Rovi. Now step up your search & discovery game with Kannuu: http://www.kannuu.com -- Kannuu demo video: http://bit.ly/1fw2Ctp
DOShea
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DOShea,
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2/26/2014 | 10:37:39 PM
Re: Voice-based search
I agree, IVR is certainly not a good role model, and voice-driven search or anything similar is going to really nail its landing in terms of performance and quality to be useful.
Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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2/26/2014 | 9:05:03 AM
Re: Voice-based search
The voice-based search will need to work better than many voice-based IVR systems I've used. The voice-based IVR systems are often like dealing with "Peggy" of the old Discover commercials. I usually just keep defaulting until I get a live person or, if given the option, opt for a entry-based system. Both are often faster than voice-based.
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DOShea,
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2/24/2014 | 9:34:51 PM
Re: Voice-based search
Does this mean Siri can't change channels for you? Surprised Apple hasn't thought about that already.
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2/24/2014 | 6:27:38 PM
Voice-based search
the voice-based search and recommendation market is an intriguing one. I'll bet lots of people will start talking to their TV remotes in all sorts of ways. They may even make a movie about this relationahip someday.   


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