RollingStone.com Music Videos Now Searchable at blinkx
San Francisco, CALIF. - November 28, 2006 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with RollingStone.com, the online edition of Rolling Stone, America’s premier music and entertainment magazine
Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will index RollingStone.com’s complete online video collection, making it all fully searchable from www.blinkx.com. blinkx users will have access to the latest popular music videos as well as exclusive clips of “Rolling Stone Original” performances by today’s hottest bands and artists.
“We are excited to allow our users to easily search for and watch videos from Rollingstone.com’s vast and eclectic collection of music videos and artist performances,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder, blinkx. “Through this partnership, blinkx is continuing toward its commitment to provide users with the largest online selection of hit entertainment and music video content.”
blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to understand video, delivering more accurate and reliable results than ordinary metadata-based keyword searches. With more than 100 partners and upwards of seven million hours of indexed audio and video content, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to search video on the Internet.
“When people online want to talk about music-and they ALWAYS want to talk about music-they come to RollingStone.com,” says Keith Blanchard, Wenner Media’s Online Executive Editor, who oversees the site. “blinkx lets us provide fans with easy, comprehensive access to all the videos of their favorite artists at the touch of a button - which is important, because their other hand is on the volume.”
blinkx is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 7,000,000 hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, making it all fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx’s founders set out to solve a significant challenge - as TV and Garage Video on the Web explode, keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx’s patented search technologies listen to - and even see - the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world’s most frequented sites.
RollingStone.com is the Web’s premier authority on popular music. The site, powered by RealNetworks, leverages Rolling Stone magazine’s extensive collection of artist profiles, photos, videos and interviews.
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