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blinkx Partners with Times Online to Bring FIFA Archive to the Web

San Francisco, Calif. - May 22, 2006 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and the Web, today announced a partnership with Times Online, the website of The Times and The Sunday Times, to create an online video Hall of Fame for the greatest football goals of all time.

A key part of the Times Online coverage for the 2006 Fifa Football World Cup in Germany, the Hall of Fame uses blinkx search technology to offer readers video clips of the great goals as chosen by Times football writer Tony Cascarino.

“We’re very pleased to do this project with blinkx because its video search capacity allows us to bring this old footage alive and also give readers an opportunity to search for other images on the web using blinkx,” said Peter Bale, Editorial Director of Times Online. “Video on the web is becoming more and more popular and blinkx offers a great device to find hidden content.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Times Online Hall of Fame because this is a great opportunity to showcase the full range of services that blinkx can offer to companies like the Times and their readers,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO of blinkx.

blinkx is the only search technology optimized for rich media, and has the ability to index and understand rich media content on the web.  The blinkx video search engine uses advanced voice recognition and speech-to-text technology to automatically index and transcribe video and audio on the Web, making it searchable right down to the individual spoken words. 

Times Online and blinkx already have partnership to offer a customized version of the blinkx search engine, Times Smart Search.

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.

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