Tune in with blinkx beat: blinkx Brings Personalized Video Bulletins Straight to the Desktop
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - March 19, 2008 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced the availability of blinkx beat (www.blinkxbeat.com), an innovative desktop application that allows users to stay up-to-date on the latest sports, entertainment and breaking news videos from around the Web, without ever having to search or open up a Web browser. blinkx beat allows users to create personalized news channels and custom video walls to watch regularly updated videos about topics of their choice.
“With blinkx beat, our users can channel surf straight from their desktop. They can get up-to-the-minute news, sports and entertainment content without ever having to search for it,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. “blinkx indexes one of the most comprehensive repositories of news videos in the world, and blinkx beat makes it easy for users to tap into this wealth without ever having to search or open a Web browser.”
blinkx beat accesses blinkx’s extensive index of news video content to bring users the most comprehensive footage from around the Web. Users can create channels and get their daily dose of news on any topic they choose from the latest in presidential campaigns, celebrity gossip, weather or sports highlights straight from the desktop.
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 220 partners and 18 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 plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 18 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 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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