AOL and TopCoder have announced the winners of the Truveo Developer Challenge. As I described in May, the contestants applied AOL's Truveo Video Search API to develop "a cool widget, gadget, mashup or web application." The $100,000 contest awarded $10,000 first place prizes to nine competitors.
Everywhere anyone looks these days it seems like there is a video surveillance camera somewhere nearby. But there’s a world of difference between capturing video and actually be able to turn those videos into a form of an intelligence that someone could actually act on.