Quintura and blinkx to Visualize Video Search
San Francisco, Calif. - April 10, 2007 - blinkx, the largest video search engine on the Web, today announced that Quintura, a visual discovery engine dedicated to making web-based entertainment easier and more intuitive to find, will use blinkx to power video search on www.Quintura.com.
Quintura employs a unique graphical user interface with an interactive tag cloud to visually navigate and easily refine searches. Quintura’s neural networking technology discovers related search terms to the initial query and presents those terms as the interactive tag cloud. Users can then refine or narrow down their searches by clicking on any word or phrase in the cloud.
Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will power a video search functionality on www.Quintura.com, allowing Quintura to leverage results from blinkx’s index of over 7 million hours of rich media content.
“blinkx’s large video index is a perfect compliment to our graphical user interface,” said Yakov Sadchikov, CEO and Founder of Quintura. “As the Web becomes more visual and rich with content, people are looking for better ways to find video online. blinkx’s video search index combined with Quintura’s visual discovery engine provides users with a unique search experience. This new service has become possible due to technology innovations of our companies in visualizing search and indexing online video.”
“We are excited to be powering video search for Quintura,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and Founder of blinkx. “Through blinkx’s advanced speech recognition technology, we are able to deliver better results than typical rich media search engines, giving Quintura users the ability to find, experience and share all forms of online video.”
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blinkx is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 7 million 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.
Quintura (www.Quintura.com) is the first web discovery engine that helps visually find web pages, images and video content. Quintura has U.S. offices in Alexandria, VA and software development operations in the Moscow region of Russia. Quintura is backed by Mangrove Capital Partners, the first VC investors in Skype. In the near future, Quintura plans to offer an affiliate model to web-sites and blogs where they can utilize the Quintura cloud for site and web search. For more information, please visit: www.quintura.com.
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