SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.—July 15, 2010—blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies, has selected blinkx for participation in SamsungApps.
Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx has developed a video app for the Android platform, which will be promoted through SamsungApps on Samsung’s new, highly acclaimed Galaxy S handset. The blinkx app, blinkx Beat, is the only video app to be featured in the elite SamsungApps offering.
blinkx Beat for SamsungApps is a never-ending playlist of the most popular videos from the around Web—hilarious bloopers, amazing stunts, ridiculous pranks and cute animals—a riveting channel of snackable video delivered straight to your smartphone. The blinkx Beat app also allows users to search across blinkx’s entire index for mobile-compatible videos while on the go.
“We’re thrilled to have been chosen as one of Samsung’s featured apps for the global launch of its new Android phone. Through SamsungApps, Samsung improves the consumer experience by carefully selecting and promoting a world-class showcase of apps for its handsets, each developed by leaders in their respective verticals, so that users have immediate access to a rich array of functionality,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “The Galaxy S is remarkable, delivering advanced technology and amazing functionality packaged in a sleek, beautifully designed handset. With these kind of advances, the mobile video experience is improving in leaps and bounds.”
blinkx Beat will be available globally through SamsungApps. In the U.S., the Galaxy S is coming out with all four major carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
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 – 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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