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Get Red Carpet Ready with blinkx

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.—March 02, 2010—blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, is helping movie buffs and celebrity gossips prepare for the Oscars with a roundup of videos featuring this year’s nominees, the best and worst in red carpet fashion and favorite moments from Oscars past. From now through March 7th, blinkx will also be hosting the Square Eyes Starry-eyed Oscars contest to give movie fans the chance to submit their own predictions and win a six-month subscription to Netflix.

Looking for inspiration? Take a stroll down memory lane with blinkx’s Awards page (www.blinkx.com/topics/awards-ceremony) where you’ll find everything you need to get red carpet ready including:

Best Picture: Revisit the trailers for this year’s nominees to help you decide on the winner

Best Leading and Supporting Actor or Actress: Search for everything related to the nominated actors and actresses including past awards, films and television shows, then predict who will take the Oscar home this year.

Best or Worst Dressed: Who will be the red carpet’s new glamour boy/girl? Who will commit the biggest fashion faux pas? It’s true, history often repeats itself, so check out last year’s clips to see who wore it best!

The Starry-eyed Oscars contest is open to contestants from now through 12 a.m. PST on Sunday, March 7, 2010. Visit blinkx’s Square Eyes Blog (http://squareeyes.blinkx.com) for official rules and guidelines and to submit your own predictions for Best Picture, Best Leading Actor and Actress, and more! While you might not be in the running for an Oscar, you will have a chance to win a six-month subscription to Netflix!

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
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