Search engines get better all the time, but rarely do they get more exciting. Vurb, which recently won startup showcase TechCrunch Disrupt, looks to reinvent the search engine. Vurb is a contextual search engine that collects all the relevant info you want and presents it in a saveable, shareable stream. Think of it like this. If you search for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Google, you’ll get a bunch of links and some local showtimes. A Vurb search gives you a card filled with the film’s IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes scores, a list of the stars, a brief plot overview, and buttons to watch the film’s trailer or to read reviews. If you decide what theater you want to see the film at, Vurb will show you Yelp reviews, recent Foursquare check-ins, nearby restaurants and more. Vurb has rolled out search for Places, Movies and Media, and plans to add People, Startups and more in the near future. To give Vurb a try, head over to Vurb.com and sign up today.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 12, 2014
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).