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TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Qwiki creates video profiles on the fly

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10/02/2010 | 0 | Video


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David Spark is a veteran tech journalist that's been covering the TechCrunch Disrupt conference for Yammer. Check out more of Spark's coverage on Yammer's blog.

Remember the search engine AltaVista? Ever wonder whatever happened to it? Nothing. It's actually still a search engine. You've just completely forgotten about it and haven't bothered to actually go to the site and check it out. But it's still there and it still searches the web. Why not take a look now?

The reason I mention AltaVista is because the founder, Louis Monier, is also the founder of Qwiki, a very cool search application that creates video stories on the fly based on your searches. The technology incorporates open resources such as photos on Flickr and descriptions on Wikipedia to create its instant video slideshows. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, said Monier, explaining that this is just a first demo of a technology with lots more to come. Unfortunately I couldn't coax that "more to come" out of him when I stopped by Monier's booth before he won the "best of show" award at TechCrunch Disrupt to get a demo of his application.

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