blinkx Appoints Frank Pao Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.— October 5, 2011— blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced the appointment of Frank Pao as executive vice president of Business Affairs and general counsel. In his new role, Mr. Pao will oversee all aspects of business affairs and legal policy and will be based in San Francisco.
“blinkx has achieved significant growth over the past year, culminating in our acquisition of Burst Media,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. “Frank brings with him substantial industry experience, success in cultivating key strategic relationships, deep M&A expertise in both deal-making and integration, and a long record of proven operational execution which will be of tremendous value to us as we continue to build the business. We are delighted to have him as a member of the blinkx management team.”
Mr. Pao brings over 14 years of executive management experience within the technology industry. Prior to joining blinkx, he served as president and chief executive officer of intelligent video analytics company, Vidient Systems. During his tenure at Vidient, Mr. Pao was responsible for leading the turnaround of the company and driving substantial revenue growth, which resulted in a sale to Agilence in 2011. Before that, he was president of Verity and chief operating officer, U.S. at Autonomy, where he had full operating responsibility for both organizations, and helped drive and integrate several successful acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Pao was senior vice president, Business Affairs at Virage, a technology leader in internet video search which he helped to take public after raising four rounds of venture capital financing.
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media on the Web. The company has made more than 720 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.
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 – the growing amount of TV and user-generated content on the Web means keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx’s patented search technologies listen to—and even see—video on 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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