blinkx Partners with WallStrip Adding Financial Video Content to Search Index
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - March 19, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced an agreement with WallStrip, a daily financial web show. blinkx will index WallStrip’s entertaining financial video content and make it easily searchable at www.blinkx.com.
WallStrip provides tongue in cheek financial news coverage that attracts everyone from the everyday Web surfer to the more traditional investor. WallStrip’s short financial video shows offer stock market news with a twist that everyone can enjoy.
“At WallStrip we are mixing humor and stocks in a way that hasn’t been done before, and delivering that coverage to the Web,” said Howard Lindzon, WallStrip’s creator, “blinkx’s sophisticated video search technology will help WallStrip’s content be discovered and seen by an even larger audience.”
“We are thrilled to add WallStrip’s entertaining financial news content to blinkx’s index,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder of blinkx. “We’re committed to giving users access to the greatest variety of rich media content on the Web.”
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 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.
Wallstrip is where stock culture meets pop culture. Each day we take a stock that is at or near an all time high, and we figure out the reason why - not in the stock world, but in the real world. Monday through Thursday, there’s a new three minute Wallstrip episode, presenting viewers with a unique “ear to the street” approach to the market. On Friday we run our “Wallstrip Chat” series, a short fun interview with an influencer in the financial world. Past interviews have included New York venture capitalist Fred Wilson, Wall Street Journal editor Dave Kansas and veteran trader Todd Harrison.
For stock enthusiasts, our show is a funny and entertaining change-up to the usual financial news, and for a younger, more entertainment minded audience, we offer a non-threatening entree into the market. Our episodes range from in-studio reports to man-on-the-street interviews to movie parodies and comedy sketches. You never know quite what we’ll do next, but you can always expect a fresh take on the market and a really good time.
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