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blinkx Selected by OnHollywood as Top 100 Private Company Award Winner

San Francisco, CA - March 14, 2006 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, today announced that it has been chosen by OnHollywood as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. The OnHollywood 100 is a power list of the top private digital media and entertainment companies. blinkx was hand-picked by the OnHollywood editorial team based on a set of five criteria - innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

blinkx and the OnHollywood 100 will be honored at the OnHollywood executive summit May 2-4 at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. The summit will focus on the challenges, opportunities and business models of the digital era, showcasing top innovative private companies that are revolutionizing the way media and entertainment is created, distributed and consumed.

The OnHollywood 100 was selected from over a 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The OnHollywood 100 consists of private companies at all stages of development, from early to late stage.

blinkx is considered the leading innovator in search technology and is credited with numerous world firsts.  blinkx has revolutionized the way that millions of consumers find what they are looking for online, consistently pre-empting more established players with innovations and new functionality.  blinkx is the only search engine optimized for rich media and is applying technology to better utilize the Latent Web.  “We scoured hundreds of applications we received to vote on the top emerging private technology companies,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “Selected are the companies we think are demonstrating significant market traction or pursuing game-changing technology. We expect these organizations to have a big impact for both Hollywood and Silicon Valley.”

“We are truly honored to be a part of the OnHollywood 100,” said Suranga Chandratillake, co-founder of blinkx.  “To be in the company of such impressive innovators is very exciting for blinkx, and the technology being developed by these companies shows the amazing breadth of development occurring in the world of digital media and entertainment.”

A full list of all the OnHollywood 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at
http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=12031

About blinkx

blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, is changing the way that people think about search. Only blinkx can harness the desktop, Web and TV - unifying content with a one stop search tool. Available to users on the Web at www.blinkx.com and www.blinkx.tv, as well as free to download, blinkx automatically and intelligently links to content anywhere and in any format, on the Web, on the desktop and even on TV. blinkx’s conceptual toolbar means users are no longer limited to keyword search; instead, blinkx assesses all the information that the user is actively viewing, and automatically recommends and retrieves relevant content, from local, Web and TV searches, based on context. In addition, www.blinkx.tv makes thousands of hours of TV content fully searchable and available on demand for the first time. blinkx is a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.

About OnHollywood 2006: May 2-4 @ The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood

OnHollywood is where cutting edge technology from the backstreets of Silicon Valley converges with Hollywood’s media and entertainment elite. The two-and-a-half-day event borrows on the “film market” tradition by providing an open environment for digital media and entertainment entrepreneurs to meet the big-time studio, telco, and consumer electronics executives, venture capitalists, and media. OnHollywood delves into the challenges, opportunities, and business models of the digital era, and showcases the most innovative private companies that are revolutionizing the way media and entertainment is created, distributed, and consumed.

About AlwaysOn Network

AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network for technology, media and entertainment insiders, establishing it as a leader in the Open Media revolution. Borrowing from the underground traditions of blogging and social networking, AlwaysOn (http://www.alwayson-network.com/) was launched in 2003. Today, AO’s annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print “blogozine” and online services encourage direct collaboration between global thought leaders and technology insiders. No other media brand has dared allow such openness amongst its readers and participants. AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.