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Digital Syphon Selects blinkx for Metadata Creation

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — June 13, 2012— blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with Digital Syphon, a provider of high-quality Audio/Video analytics technologies, to power metadata creation for its Sonic Cloud offering.

Digital Syphon’s Sonic Cloud is an online analytics platform that enables small and mid-sized businesses to extract maximum value from rich media in the information life cycle. Sonic Cloud is a Software as a Service offering that can perform transcription, tag cloud formation, entity extraction, logo detection, and OCR on demand.  Sonic Cloud allows customers to realize the potential of rich media analytics without the prohibitive expense and time of building an in-house system.  Under the terms of the agreement, the blinkx MetaExtractor will power metadata creation for Sonic Cloud, leveraging a combination of speech and visual recognition technologies to automate the processing of rich media content.

“We’re very pleased to be working with Digital Syphon on this unique new offering,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx.  “Audio and video content is as prevalent in the enterprise today as text, and Sonic Cloud empowers businesses of all scale to gather valuable information from rich media through an efficient, intuitive interface to a cloud-based application.”

“We wanted to offer our customers a best-in-class service,” said Doug Jauregui, Director of Research and Development, Digital Syphon. “blinkx’s metadata creation technology is unparalleled, and we’re delighted to be able to incorporate it into our Sonic Cloud offering.  Sonic Cloud delivers a simple and intuitive service for businesses to extract key strategic intelligence from rich media, offering world class analytics technologies on an ad hoc or subscription based usage.”

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 signed more than 800 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.

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

About Digital Syphon

Digital Syphon Corporation (DSLLC) has a world class analytics suite of tools for the enterprise and is continually advancing the media information gathering movement. Digital Syphon’s technologies leverage the data trapped inside rich media and allows it to harvest this information for the benefit of the end user for interpreting or monetizing this data, whether it be voice, video, music, or broadcast radio/TV commercials and even streaming based content. Digital Syphons’s customer base comprises large fortune 500, small sized business and government entities worldwide.  The company has offices in Dallas,TX; Lima,Peru; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico.

Press Contacts for blinkx

Tim Turpin
+1 (415) 321 1894

Nicole Love
Marlin PR
+44 207 869 8328

Charles Lytle
Christopher Wren
Citigroup Global Markets Ltd
NOMAD and Broker for blinkx plc
+44 207 986 4000