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blinkx Named Finalist for Webware 100 Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – March 31, 2009 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that it has been selected by editors at CNET Webware as a finalist for the 2009 Webware 100 Awards in the Photo & Video category. 

From more than 5,000 user-submitted nominations, blinkx was chosen as one of 300 finalists. The 100 winners will be announced on May 19 and posted on Webware.com, a CNET site.

“It’s an honor to be named a finalist for the Webware 100 Awards and to be acknowledged for our innovation and leadership,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We differentiate ourselves from the many video sites out there through smart technology and premium content, and we’re very pleased to be recognized for our efforts.”

The Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, apps and services that are leading the next wave of innovation. Voting is open to the public from March 31 through April 25 at www.webware.com/100, where the finalists in each category will be listed.

The 10 categories include: Audio and Music, Browsing, Commerce, Communications, Infrastructure and Storage, Location-Based Services, Photo and Video, Productivity, Search and Reference, and Social and Publishing.

Award program: http://www.webware.com/100.

About blinkx

blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 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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Tim Turpin
Sparkpr
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Nicole Love
Marlin PR
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Charles Lytle
Citi