blinkx Partners with Surfing Magazine Adding Premium Surf Content to Search Index
SAN FRANCISCO - February 26, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Surfing Magazine, the leading source for surfing related news and content. blinkx will index Surfing Magazine’s news, photography and video content and make it easily searchable at www.blinkx.com.
For over 40 years, Surfing Magazine has been the leader in showcasing state of the art surfing. Surfing Magazine provides surfing related news, cutting-edge surf photography, surfboard designs, instructions from surfing pros and the hottest surfing video content on the Web.
“We are excited to partner with blinkx to offer users a superior online video experience,” said Ross Garrett, Publisher, Surfing Magazine. “With blinkx’s powerful search technology, users can find surf-related content that is readily accessible and intuitively organized.”
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.
“We are thrilled to partner with Surfing Magazine,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder of blinkx. “Through this partnership, our users will be able to find the best surfing-related content on the Web.”
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.
About SURFING Magazine
Founded in 1964, SURFING Magazine is the global leader in coverage of progressive surfing. SURFING is the official magazine of the National Scholastic Surfing Association and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The magazine’s unique properties include International Surfing Day, Shaper of the Year, Heat, Surfing TV, and Surfing’s Swimsuit Issue. SURFING publishes 12 issues per year, and publishes daily on SurfingMagazine.com.
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