VideoSurf Adds Film Strips to Videos in Your Search Results

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Product Reviews#Video Services#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Search engines are great at retrieving textual information, but even though a lot of search results today are actually videos, most search engines still only display a text link to those videos. A new Greasemonkey script from VideoSurf changes this by adding small film strips to every video that appears in your search results on Google and Yahoo, as well as to every video on YouTube’s search results page.The Greasemonkey script works for videos from YouTube and MetaCafe. It would be great if VideoSurf also supported other services like DailyMotion, Vimeo, or Viddler, but given YouTube’s domination of the video market, this probably won’t matter too much.VideoSurf, which by itself is a very good video search engine, uses its proprietary algorithms to identify the most interesting moments in these videos and allows you to jump right to them by clicking on the images in the film strip. The only problem with this script is that it won’t take you to directly to YouTube or MetaCafe to see the video, but to VideoSurf itself. This makes sense, given that the script is a way to promote VideoSurf’s search engine, but it would be nice if you could have a choice of destinations.Overall, this is one of the coolest and more useful Greasemonkey scripts we have seen lately and definitely worth a try.Here is how to install the script:Install the Greasemonkey extension for FireFox (if you don’t have it installed already) and restart your browser. Click on this link to the script and then follow the instructions on screen. You’re done. Start searching! Related Posts last_img read more

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Microsoft’s Answer to Dropbox Comes to the iPhone

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Personal cloud storage is all the rage these days. Dropbox continues to be one of the most buzzed-about startups and its enterprise-focused counterpart Box is making moves toward the consumer market as well. For music files, Google, Amazon and Apple all offer cloud-based storage lockers and iOS allows syncing of other types of content via iCloud. iPhone owners not satisfied with the available options now have a new one in Microsoft’s SkyDrive, which launched its first iOS app today. The four-year-old service has been available to Windows users on the desktop and Windows Phone platform for some time. Today, it starts to branch out onto other platforms. The SkyDrive app is going to be most practical for Windows users, which is not an insignificant potential user base. By bringing it to iOS, Microsoft acknowledges that its own mobile operating system doesn’t have quite the adoption rate that its desktop OS does. Lots of Windows users are carrying around iPhones, so it only makes sense for Microsoft to let them access their cloud-stored files from the device. Otherwise, most people will instinctively go for a solution like Dropbox. With its 25 GB of free space, SkyDrive is an attractive alternative to Dropbox, who only offers only two. Box’s free account comes with five gigabytes of free storage. This is just the latest iOS app from Microsoft, who released an application for Bing as well OneNote, which may foreshadow the eventual launch of Microsoft Office for iOS. john paul titlow Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#cloud computing#Microsoft#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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