blinkx Partners With International Business Times to Expand Global News Content
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.— January 17, 2012 — blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with International Business Times (IBTimes), the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. Through this partnership blinkx will offer users access to content from IBTimes, which includes news, analysis and opinion on geo-politics, global economy, markets, science and technology, and business life and culture. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will place contextually relevant advertising against the videos and share resulting revenue with IBTimes.
IBTimes is an online global business newspaper comprised of 18 editions, published in 10 languages including English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. It is among the top 3 online business newspapers in the world and is the largest international news organization to launch exclusively on the Web. blinkx users will now have access to the highest quality global news analysis and storytelling. IBTimes is also recognized worldwide for the objectivity of its opinion, the originality of its insight and for advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
“The Web is a vital source for global news, politics and events and has revolutionized coverage and access to current events worldwide,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “IBTimes stands out as a consistent leader in international business and current affairs content and we are thrilled to bring IBTimes’s premium news videos to our users around the world.”
“Our new partnership with Blinkx is consistent with our global video growth strategy,” said Etienne Uzac, CEO of IBTimes. “IBTimes strives to offer premium content to the largest audience possible, while monetizing our assets. We are thrilled to work with the largest video search engine.”
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.
About International Business Times
The International Business Times is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
The International Business Times is an online global business newspaper, comprising of 17 editions, published in 10 languages. It is among the top 3 online business newspapers in the world. The publication, sometimes called IBTimes, offers news, analysis and opinion on geo-politics, global economy, markets, large and small cap companies, science and technology , and business life and culture. The company launched its website in 2005 with the vision of serving all the countries in the world with comprehensive business coverage. It is a privately-held company wholly owned by its Board of Directors. Its global headquarters are in the Financial District of New York City.
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