blinkx Partners with Dow Jones Online To Index Video Content
San Francisco, Calif. - December 20, 2006 - blinkx, a leading video search engine, today announced a content partnership with Dow Jones Online that will enable blinkx users to search and watch video clips from The Wall Street Journal Online, MarketWatch.com and Barron’s Online. Users will now have access to hundreds of hours of business and financial news, analysis and interviews produced by Dow Jones Online, and available for free on www.blinkx.tv.
“We are excited to partner with Dow Jones Online and bring their quality content to millions of our users who come to blinkx.tv looking for the important business and financial news stories of the day,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx.
As the only search engine that is focused on rich media content, blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to automatically index and transcribe Dow Jones content. blinkx supports multiple file formats, so users can view WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com and Barron’s video content on full screen playback mode or upload this content through multiple vehicles, including:
- ATOM feeds
- Video iPod, or other portable media players. In addition, through blinkx search partnerships, links to Dow Jones video will now be accessible on the Lycos Network.
“Partnering with blinkx.tv extends our reach to a new audience, so they can more easily surface and experience the depth of our reporting,” said Gordon McLeod, president, Dow Jones Online. “We see this as an opportunity to continue growing our on-demand video presence across the Web.”
The Dow Jones Online video player, launched with Brightcove in November, showcases more than 50 pieces of original content a week with reporting by well-known reporters, columnists and bloggers across the Dow Jones news organization.
blinkx.tv is one of the world’s most comprehensive video search engines. Today, blinkx.tv has indexed more than 6,000,000 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.tv.
About Dow Jones Online
Dow Jones Online is a network of business and financial news sites that includes The Wall Street Journal Online, the largest paid subscription site on the Web with 788,000 subscribers; the Journal’s vertical sites (CareerJournal.com, OpinionJournal.com, StartupJournal.com, RealEstateJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com); Barron’s Online, the site of America’s premier financial weekly; and MarketWatch.com, a leading investing and financial news site. Marketers seeking to target business decision-makers or affluent and influential individuals can now reach seven million unduplicated, unique visitors per month across the Dow Jones network of sites.
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