blinkx Extends Lead in Video Search, Reaches New Milestone with 14 Million Hours of Content and More than 200 Media Partnerships
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - July 23, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today reached a new milestone: with 14,000,000 hours of video, audio, viral and TV content and more than 200 partnerships, blinkx is the top destination for searching video on the Web.
“The popularity of online video is at an all time high,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We are not only offering users the largest index and the best way to find online video, but we’re developing solutions to help media companies monetize and manage their content.”
Following a successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange (AiM) in May, blinkx announced a global partnership with digital entertainment services company RealNetworksÂ®, in which blinkx powers video search for the new RealPlayer 11. In recent months, the company also announced technology partnerships with search leader Ask.com and with Lycos MIX, a platform that lets users create video playlists.
In addition, blinkx continues to be recognized for its technology and momentum. TIME.com selected blinkx.com as one of the 50 Best Websites for 2007 and Business XL Magazine recently named the company “Rising Star of the Year”. blinkx was also named a finalist in the “Webware 100” Awards by CNET Webware Editors and the Web 2.0 User Community.
As a pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the most intuitive way to search new forms of online content such as video. With more than 200 partners and fourteen 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 (London AIM: BLNX) is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 14,000,000 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 user-generated content 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 based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com
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