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The blinkx view of video search

May 22 - As shares in the video search company soar on their first day of trading, Blinkx Chief Executive Suranga Chandratillake looks ahead.

After demerging from the British search software specialist Autonomy Corp,. the online video search company Blinkx is making a strong debut on London’s Alternative Investment Market.

The oversubscribed shares were trading as much as 50 percent higher from their placing price within hours of floating.

Blinkx CEO Suranga Chandratillake tells Reuters Technology Correspondent Matt Cowan how the capital generated through the flotation will help the company achieve its aim of becoming the ‘‘remote control’’ for video on the Internet.