blinkx Wins Hitwise Top 10 Award, Named Industry Leader Among U.S. Web Sites
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – October 29, 2008 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that it has been named a winner of Hitwise’s Top 10 Award for the quarter ending September 2008. During this period, www.blinkx.com ranked 7th Web site in the Hitwise Entertainment-Multimedia industry category.
Each quarter, Hitwise, the leading online competitive intelligence service, awards the 10 most popular Web sites in over 160 Hitwise categories. Top 10 Web site Awards are based on popularity according to the market share of user visits a Web site receives compared to other Web sites in their industry during a specific period. blinkx’s high traffic earned it a top spot on Hitwise’s list for Web sites of its kind.
“We’re excited to be recognized as a leader in our industry,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CEO and founder, blinkx. “We distinguish ourselves from the many video sites out there through smart technology and killer content, and we’re very pleased to be awarded for our efforts.”
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 350 partners and 26 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 largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 26 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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