Sony is reportedly looking to sell Gracenote

Sony may be looking to sell media recognition specialist Gracenote, according to a Bloomberg report. There’s no word yet on how much money Sony is looking to make, whether the company intends to keep a stake in the unit, or even who a potential buyer could be — but given Gracenote’s increased focus on areas like addressable advertising and automotive solutions, there are likely a few suitors out there.

Gracenote buys Bulldog to take on video recognition

Gracenote has acquired video content recognition specialist Bulldog United to add its technology to its own content recognition platform. The combination of audio and video content recognition should help to tell apps on your iPad or smart phone exactly what’s happening on your TV.