A computer implemented method is described. A computer-implemented method provides determining if an extended absence flag has been triggered for a first participant. If the extended absence flag has been triggered, the computer-implemented method automatically performs one or more of a plurality of actions required to continue game play on behalf of the first participant as if the first participant was still actively involved in game play. By automatically conducting play of the first participant as if the first participant was still involved, the computer-implemented method maintains competitiveness as well as the game experience for other participants.
Techniques for a computer implemented game are described. A computer-implemented system may comprise a multimedia content module operative to provide multimedia content related to one or more players within a game. The computer implemented system may further comprise a game server application operative to provide player recommendations to one or more users utilizing the multimedia content received from the multimedia content module. The game server may also comprise a player ranking module operative to rank one or more players based on certain of the multimedia content and output a player ranking by corresponding player position. The game server may further comprise a player comparison module operative to receive the player ranking by position and compare the ranked players to a roster of players associated with the one or more users by corresponding position. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
Techniques to automatically search selected content are described. In some embodiments, a method to automatically search selected content may include receiving a user selection of one or more objects in a document, automatically performing a search of local content on one or more servers associated with the document based on the one or more selected objects and displaying results from the search in a window within the document wherein the user selection comprises a highlighting of the one or more objects and the search is performed automatically in response to the highlighting. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
Various embodiments for providing real time advice online are described. In one or more embodiments, an online host may register willing users as advisors for a topic of a page at a website. The online host may later detect when an advisor is online. When another user requests live advice from a web page, the online host may select an online advisor for the topic of the web page from which the request came. The online host may communicatively couple the requesting user and the online advisor. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for performing an action during playback based on a media manifest file. A system, such as a media player, configured to practice the method receives a media manifest, extracts, from the media manifest, a list of media chunks and at least one tag associated with the list of media chunks. The list of media chunks can describe two or more separate media assets. Then the system parses the at least one tag to identify an action to perform during playback and a playback position to perform the action. The system retrieves, for playback, at least one media chunk associated with the playback position from the list of media chunks, and, during playback of the at least one media chunk and at the playback position, performs the action. Modifying the media playback control can include temporarily disabling a media playback control.
Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for checking consumers in to currently broadcast television content choices to derive consumer profile data. The consumer profile data is analyzed to make programming choices, and to provide enriched programming content. At the same time, the consumer benefits from a social network based on viewers of the same broadcast content, as well as designated friends, wherein the consumers within the network can share commentary on the content choices they are viewing and learn of new content choices.
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for combining advertisements into a manifest file for streaming video content. A system configured to practice the method identifies an advertising slot in a media presentation and retrieves an advertisement corresponding to the advertising slot. Then, the system divides the media presentation into a set of media chunks and divides the advertisement into a set of advertising chunks. The system inserts the set of advertising chunks into the set of media chunks at the advertising slot to yield an updated set of media chunks, and generates a manifest file corresponding to the updated set of media chunks, such as an m3u8 file that contains a series of links to each chunk in the updated set of media chunks. The system optionally transmits the manifest file to a media playback device for playback.
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for segmenting video. A system configured to practice the method determines a total duration of a video asset. The system identifies an optimal streaming chunk duration and a minimum streaming chunk duration. Then the system segments the video asset into a set of chunks, wherein at least one of a final chunk and a penultimate chunk is less than the optimal streaming chunk duration and greater than the minimum streaming chunk duration, and wherein each remaining chunk is of the optimal streaming chunk duration. The system can segment the video asset based on keyframes or codecs. The system can optionally compile a video manifest file, such as an m3u8 file, containing pointers to each chunk in the set of chunks. Then the system can optionally stream the video asset to a video playback device based on the video manifest file.
Methods for a computer implemented fantasy sports game are described. A computer-implement fantasy sports game method provides data from a plurality of information sources related to one or more fantasy sports players. The data is weighted based on predetermined logic rules to produce a value associated therewith. The values are aggregated to provide a ranking of the one or more fantasy sports players. The ranked players are compared to players on a participant's roster and recommendations are made to the participant.
Mapping product identification data to product information. Generating classifiers operative to classify products referred to in product identification data. Receiving client product identification data. Applying at least one generated classifier on the received product identification data. Using at least one classification determined by the applied classifier(s) and a subset of the client product identification data to query the product database. Qualifying the results of the query using at least one classification.
A computer implemented method for creating a page including content includes the steps of inserting, with a computing device, one or more placeholders in the page, requesting, with a computing device, parameters, receiving, with a computing device, meta data in response to the step of requesting parameters, creating, with a computing device, frames in the page based on the meta data at positions corresponding to the placeholders, requesting, with a computing device, content, receiving, with a computing device, content in response to the request for content, and placing the content in the frames for display on a display device.
Event-based communication in a media player architecture. The architecture can include a series of modules. The technology can define media player events, at least in part by defining event notifications and event handling processes. The various modules can register as one or both of an issuer of at least one media player event notification, and a subscriber to at least one published media player event notification. When an event occurs in a module, the module issues an event notification that is then handled by a handling process. The event handling process(es) publish the event to subscribing modules, and in some cases perform processing on the event notification before publishing.
Systems and methods for tracking a user's lifestyle and activity profile. This profile can be automatically updated in real time. User activity on a site is tracked. User activity from third party feeds is also received. The user activity is then combined to generate the user's total profile. A pulse engine processes the feeds, updates the profiles, creates pulse alerts, routes updates to APIs or user interfaces, and/or the like.
Computer-implemented method, computer program products and systems for authenticating a user to view content from at least one domain as authorized for viewing by a Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD). Receiving an MVPD identification. Loading and launching a client executable MVPD authentication application specific to the identified MVPD. Authenticating the user for viewing content from a first domain with the identified MVPD using the MVPD authentication application. In some embodiments receiving a first content identifier associated with the first domain of the MVPD, and authenticating the user's access to the identified content from the first domain. In some embodiments receiving a con¬ tent identifier associated with a second domain associated with the identified MVPD, and playing the content associated with the second domain based on the authentication, and the association of the second domain with the MVPD, without further authentication.
A method and apparatus for assigning topical tags to content on a page stored within a searchable digital document environment is provided. An activity log is created for a document including data indicating search queries resulting in the location of the document by a search engine. Keywords are determined from the activity log, and the document is tagged with a tag associated with the keywords.
Computer-implemented methods and systems include proxying a request for a web page from a web server; generating a request for content from one of a plurality of downstream applications corresponding to the request; transmitting the request to the one of the plurality of downstream applications; receiving a response from the one of the plurality of downstream applications, the response including the content; decorating the content to generate a decorated web page; and transmitting the decorated web page to the web server.
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for mapping complex and simple URLs, including navigating a database storing an electronic catalog of product records, wherein the catalog comprises a taxonomy of product categories and products within the categories, receiving a webpage request corresponding to a product record in the catalog, the webpage request having a first URL address associated with it upon a user selecting the webpage to view, wherein the first URL is determined based on location of the product record in the taxonomy, accessing a mapping rule which matches the first URL address to a stored second URL address, and redirecting the first URL address to the second URL address by processing the mapping rule, wherein the first URL address is no longer displayed as a website address and the second URL address is displayed on a screen as the website address from the webpage.
Systems and methods for receiving a request for a web page associated with a product, the product assigned to a category, identifying at least one value associated with the product, comparing the at least one value for the product with a plurality of values associated with other products the category, identifying a set of products in the category having the at least one value associated with the product, creating a link to a web page for the set of products, and transmitting the web page associated with the product including the link to the web page for the set of products.
A system and method comprises monitoring online user activity of one or more customers with regard to a first consumer entity. The user activity represents the one or more customer's interest in the first consumer entity categorized in a first product category. The method comprises monitoring the online user activity of the one more customers with regard to a second consumer entity categorized in a second product category different than the first category. The method comprises recording the monitored activity information to a data storage device and mapping it to a relational customer interest profile that represents a level of the one or more customer's interest at one or more corresponding phases of a consumption cycle with respect to the first and second consumer entities. The method comprises processing at least the mapped activity information to formulate a forecast of future consumption of at least the first consumer entity.
Systems and methods for gleaning insight by examining search queries and the query results are described. Interception logic may be provided in the API (application programming resource), across all of a hosts' resources to collect raformation about searches and the results being returned. This information can be aggregated in a service, which can be Mt before other searches are run to determine if there is a better set of data that should be returned than the default response. Systems and methods for delivering a web page (e.g., search results) to a user in response to a page request (e.g., a request for search results) are also described, wherein the web page delivered to the user may be the same as or different from the page requested. The collected information is used to determine which page should be delivered to the user.
Systems and methods for synchronizing a web application service on a server with a user computer so that users are not required to log-in to access their data are described. An installed product application programming interface (IPAPI) is provided on the web server that is configured to associate a user ID associated with the user of the user computer with a machine ID associated with the user computer. The credentials are automatically transmitted to the web application through cookies from a browser at the user computer to the web application so the user does not have to log-in to the web application service or at their computer.
Various embodiments are presented which comprise an electronic catalog of products, wherein the catalog comprises a taxonomy of product categories and products within the categories, wherein various users input filter parameters and these are monitored, whereupon a new set of filter parameters are accepted and compared to the past set of filter parameters to generate content recommendations.
Users of electronic documents are classified for profiling and targeting of additional relevant content. Behavioral data is gathered from user registration information and user activity, and user documents and actions are categorized. Registration information is combined with collaborative and editorial data to provide user profile information. Author-generated document classification information is analyzed and assigned a first taxonomic noun to characterize the document. User-generated tags characterizing a portion of the document are assigned a second taxonomic noun. Search terms that resulted in the user accessing the document are identified and assigned a third taxonomic noun. Attributes related to how the document was accessed are evaluated and assigned a fourth taxonomic noun. The document is processed using pattern rules to extract a fifth taxonomic noun. The taxonomic nouns are aggregated to determine a composite set of taxonomic nouns, and the user is categorized using the taxonomic nouns, and/or the author-generated classification.
Systems and methods for tagging websites with recent asset information and storing the tagged recent asset information in a database that includes tagged existing asset information, identifying relationships between the recent asset information and the existing asset information, identifying a technical experience for a user by matching user data with the tagged asset information using a technical experience definition and delivering the technical experience to the user are described.
Unstructured electronic documents are classified for profiling and targeting users for additional relevant content. Behavioral data is gathered from user activity, and user documents and actions are categorized. Profile information is combined with collaborative and editorial data to provide users with credible information regarding products. Author-generated document classification information is analyzed and assigned a first taxonomic noun to characterize the document. User-generated tags characterizing a portion of the document are assigned a second taxonomic noun. Search terms that resulted in the user accessing the document are identified and assigned a third taxonomic noun. Attributes related to how the document was accessed are evaluated and assigned a fourth taxonomic noun. The document is processed using pattern rules to extract a fifth taxonomic noun. The taxonomic nouns are aggregated to determine term vectors representing the document, and the document is categorized.