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blinkx CEO Suranga Chandratillake Selected for San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - February 24, 2012— blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that CEO Suranga Chandratillake has been selected by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area’s 40 under 40 most interesting and innovative professionals.

The San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40 showcases the true visionaries and game changers who embody the Bay Area’s spirit of entrepreneurship, community action and business acumen and whose imagination, innovation and leadership will shape the Bay Area’s future.

“It’s a great honor to be selected by the San Francisco Business Times’ judges for this prestigious award,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “In a city renowned for innovation and world class entrepreneurs, we’re delighted by this recognition of our leadership and achievements in video search.”

The San Francisco Business Times will celebrate the 40 Under 40 at a special awards ceremony in March, profile each leader in a 40 Under 40 special publication and get the entire class together for a networking build day at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco.

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 – 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

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