SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – March 10, 2009 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with Woopid (www.woopid.com), the Web’s best resource for technology tutorial videos. More than 2,000 of Woopid’s premium instructional video clips are now more easily accessible than ever before, courtesy of blinkx. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against the footage, and share resulting advertising revenue with Woopid.
From discovering the secrets of Windows Vista to getting a first look at the latest Safari beta, users of all technical skills and abilities can find the answers they’re looking for with Woopid, a company devoted to providing simple solutions to technology-related problems. Woopid’s ever-growing library of high quality step-by-step video tutorials includes instruction across a wide variety of technical subjects, from hardware to software, and more.
“Instructional video is extremely popular right now, as words alone often paint an incomplete picture of a given task or technique,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We’re happy to include so many of the world’s leading how-to video sites in our index, and think the most recent addition of Woopid’s technology tutorials will be extremely useful for our users.”
“We’re delighted to partner with blinkx to make Woopid’s content easily accessible to audiences across the world,” said Brandon Kane, president, Woopid. “blinkx’s powerful search technology will allow viewers to benefit from our expert tech tips immediately and effortlessly.”
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to search new forms of online content such as video. With more than 450 partners and 35 million hours of indexed video and audio content, including favorite TV moments, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and more, blinkx uses advanced speech-recognition technology to deliver results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's most comprehensive 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.
Woopid is the easiest and most complete resource for computer questions, PC or Mac, no matter how big or small. Free to watch and share, videos are simple to follow and inspire users to further their technical abilities. Using a proprietary "Take a Step Back", "Moving Forward"TM system, people of any technical level can absorb and understand the same instructional video. Registration for Woopid is also free, and enables users to request custom video tutorials to answer their unique problems and questions for a nominal fee.
Woopid also offers marketers targeted banner and in-video advertising solutions, as well as customized Woopid portals for educational institutions.
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