Hmm.. today is a really strange day since I discovered that my ex-Ask.com Pisa group received another patent assigment.
This is time is about Video Search. Back in 2005, we patented the idea of Video Hover preview. These days, Video Hover is a quite popular features among many video sites.
Abstract: A method and system to preview video content. The system comprises an access component to receive a search request and a loader to simultaneously stream a plurality of videos associated with the search request. The system may further comprise a trigger to detect a pointer positioned over a first video and a mode selector to provide the first video in a preview mode.
Gulli; Antonino (Pisa, IT)
Savona; Antonio (Sora, IT)
Veri; Mario (Rocca San Giovanni, IT)
Yet another achievement for Pisa, the "nowhere place"