C-SPAN is a public service that provides gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided––all without editing. With 3 network stations and 5 other video feeds, there is a lot of content that must be indexed and made searchable.

"By using Amazon Rekognition, we are able to tag who is speaking / on camera at what time down to the second, if needed. Rekognition allows us to index twice as much content as we do currently - from 3500 hours a year to 7500 hours a year which would allow us to index 100% of our first run content and it was shockingly easy to set up, even with 97,000 entities from our database.”

- Alan Cloutier, Technical Manager, C-SPAN Archives 

Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the internet and emerging platforms. Our U.S. lifestyle portfolio comprises popular television and internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million consumers each month. 

“Licensing media assets is essential to Scripps Networks, Interactive. Consistent and accurate media metadata enables our enterprise and customers to quickly find what they want. Human-based metadata tagging is time-consuming and tedious, and productivity and efficiency can be greatly increased through automation. Amazon Rekognition enables us to quickly and efficiently add value through various automated metadata tagging processes, and images and video segments are much easier to find for our enterprise and our customers. This allows us to increase cycle times, productivity, and efficiency, and adds revenue opportunities that benefit our bottom line”.

Shane Murphy – Solutions Engineer, Scrippsnetworks

OpenInfluence is a market leader in the influencer marketing space.  Their advanced technology solutions and award-winning services allow global brands and agencies to identify relevant influencers based on their campaign objectives, while effectively predicting and monitoring campaign performance.  

“We index a colossal amount of social data every day.  Through our partnership with Rekognition, we are able to deploy real-time visual search into our existing influencer search engine. This has added incredible value to our business and to our clients. In our first week of use, we ran Rekognition against tens of millions of social images. After running a handful of samples to determine the accuracy of the label detection, we found our confidence level to be extremely high compared to other image recognition platforms we evaluated. Amazon tools allow us to maintain our edge as the technology leader in the influencer marketing space."

        - Micky Dionisio, CTO of OpenInfluence


Happy Snap, from Go Girl Apps, is a find-and-seek adventure mobile app, designed by kids for kids, that encourages children to search, explore, and actively learn about objects in the world around them. By using a mixture of animation, voice-overs, and augmented reality, Happy Snap asks children to take pictures of everyday objects and rewards them.

"We needed the best possible image recognition and labeling solution and after testing many products, Amazon Rekognition was by far the fastest and most reliable."

-  Rebecca Skinner, founder and coder at Go Girl Apps. 

TheTake works with movie studios and TV networks to make their content shoppable - allowing viewers to identify and buy the products they see on screen.

"Amazon Rekognition allows us to scalably identify and track actors across millions of frames of content with much higher reliability than any other solution we've used."  

- Jared Browarnik, Co-Founder & CTO, TheTake

“Over 30% of the world’s largest brands, agencies, and influencer marketing platforms trust HYPR’s data. Amazon Rekognition helps us to extract visual data from images to augment our metadata. By automating the tagging of visual content, we can get our images published soon, with more revenue opportunities.”  

- Guy Tamir, Co-Founder & CTO at Hypr.

Influicity is a leading influencer marketing platform which helps companies manage their influencer operations. Their cutting-edge software works in concert with AWS services such as Amazon Rekognition to help curate billions of social network influencers across virtually all platforms.

"By using Amazon Rekognition's advanced facial recognition and metadata analysis, we are able to provide more detailed influencer audience metrics to our growing list of customers such as Bell Media, L’Oreal, Samsung, 20th Century Fox, Walmart and many more."

- Paul T Lefebvre, VP, Engineering, Influicity

Witlee is the premier provider of contextualized product recommendations for publishers. Their solution effectively connects product discovery and purchase at the point of inspiration. Using their proprietary technology, Witlee significantly increases media publishers' revenue, by providing engaging monetization with seamless and minimal integration.

"Amazon Rekognition allows us to quickly and reliably classify our large product inventory. We tested many solutions, and Amazon Rekognition was the clear winner for speed, ease of use, and price. It was also very easy to integrate Rekognition into our existing AWS solution with it's API model."

- Drew Schulz, co-founder/CTO, Witlee Inc

RealTimes is a photo and video storage application from RealNetworks Inc. RealTimes organizes content so users don't have to, and builds the best moments into stories that can be shared and viewed on any device.

"Amazon Rekognition's API is easy to use and provides access to powerful image and facial analysis capabilities", said Milko Boic, GM Engineering - Media Cloud. "We see many new use cases that an image analysis service like Rekognition can potentially unlock for RealNetworks. For example, Rekognition simplifies the process of tagging and organizing end users’ photos to help them quickly find relevant images. With Rekognition, we can enable our customers to automatically tag photos of friends and family members, then generate video stories to share."

Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC is a small software development firm specializing in home automation and related technologies since 2008 under the brand name MobiLinc. MobiLinc apps and services can control everything in the home or business from lights, thermostats, and garage doors, to irrigation, alarms, and cameras. MobiLinc also integrates seamlessly with Amazon Alexa to provide full voice smart home control throughout the house.

“Through its ability to detect objects like people or cars, Amazon Rekognition gives us a powerful tool to supercharge all IP Cameras on the market today. With Rekognition, MobiLinc can silently filter all uneventful sources of motion from IP Cameras like wind blowing in trees or shadows on the ground and provide the user with customizable real-time iOS notifications of meaningful events from their home or business IP Cameras. This gives our users peace of mind knowing that they’ll only be notified when they should be.”

- Wes Filleman, Founder and CEO, Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC

Butterfleye is a cordless security camera for business and home. We believe in smart solutions to protect your business, and your privacy. We develop security platforms that combine activity-based recording, facial recognition and military-grade technology to decide when to record and when to disarm, placing our products at the optimal intersection of security and privacy.

“By combining Butterfleye’s on camera facial functionality and Amazon Rekognition’s API we are able to identify and tag millions of faces accurately. Our users can track family, employees, customers, etc and in cases there is a burglary, shoplifting, or an unusual event the perpetrators can be identified and reported. Amazon Rekognition allows us access to powerful image and facial analysis giving us a technological edge in the security camera market.”

- Govind Vaidya, VP of Software Engineering, Butterfleye Inc.

Washington county sheriff office is the primary first responders for 911 calls from citizens in urban and rural areas, and also provide other services countywide that support city police departments, including crime scene specialists, major crime investigators, and sex offender compliance checks.

“Amazon Rekognition has greatly increased the ability of our law enforcement officers to act quickly and decisively. We were able to index more than 300,000 photo records within 1-2 days, and the identification time of suspects went from 2-3 days down to minutes. Within one week of going live, the solution built on Rekognition identified a suspect for a cold case that led to an arrest through due process.”

Chris Adzima - Senior Information Systems Analyst for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office


Artfinder can match its customers with art they will love thanks to recommendation tools built on AWS. The company is an online art marketplace, allowing thousands of artists to sell directly to buyers. It runs its website and recommendation tools using Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies such as Amazon Machine Learning, Amazon Rekognition, and Amazon Kinesis Firehose.  

"AWS gives us state-of-the-art applications like Amazon Rekognition that make our business possible. I got a prototype of our service up and running within four hours and into production within a week."

David Tilleyshort, Chief Technology Officer

Soul Platform makes building dating apps easy. Their customizable cloud back-end platform includes features such as user registration, flexible matching, chats, media and data storage, in-app support, push notifications, and analytics. Their SDK allows for fast prototype build and the ability to scaled to millions of users on iOS, Android or Web.

"We abide by very strict policies on user-generated content in apps, requiring developers to provide a method for filtering objectionable material from being posted, blocking offensive users, and quickly respond to reported content. With Amazon Rekognition, we are able to detect objectionable content before it’s posted while minimizing the need of human involvement. Now our customers can enable automatic image moderation in their Soul-powered apps at the flick of a switch."

- Alexey Strelkov, Co-founder at Soul