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blinkx Partners with vpod.tv Adding Thousands of Hours of Unique User-Generated Content to blinkx's Video Index

San Francisco, CALIF. - December 12, 2006 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with vpod.tv, an innovative website offering Video Publishing On Demand services, which enables consumers and corporations to create their own private Internet and mobile TV channels.  blinkx will index thousand hours of vpod.tv’s user-generated content and make it fully searchable at www.blinkx.com. 

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with blinkx to enable more accurate searches across our library of content,” said Rodrigo Sepulveda Schulz, co-founder & CEO, vpod.tv.  “vpod.tv offers the best experience for uploading, editing and publishing video online, and we want to provide users with the most effective search experience as well.  blinkx’s video search capabilities are unrivaled in the industry.”

“User-generated content is among the most popular video on the Web - from karaoke to skateboarding dogs - and vpod.tv is now giving consumers a chance to monetize their contributions,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx.  “We’re pleased to be partnering with this innovative company to make their rich media fully searchable and more accessible.”

As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to search new forms of online content such as video. With more than 100 partners and seven million hours of indexed video and audio content, including favorite TV moments, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and more, blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to deliver results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches.  blinkx is advancing the way in which users can benefit from online video by giving them more control and more visual functionality, creating a more TV-like experience.

About blinkx

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, and made it 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. blinkx is a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.

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