SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.—June 28, 2011— blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that Founder and CEO Suranga Chandratillake will present at Variety’s Venture Capital and New Media Summit at 9:45am on July 8th at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California.
The conference will address technology’s impact on show business, identify the next generation of technology leaders and analyze which societal trends are affecting product development. The all-day event, presented in association with InternationalESQ, will also feature London's Tech City initiative, which was launched by the U.K. government to build on the existing cluster of technology companies in east London. Tech City is home to one of the largest concentrations of small, fast-growing digital technology companies in Europe. Among the thought- and business leaders featured at the summit will be National Amusements' President Shari Redstone, Consumer Electronics CEO-President Gary Shapiro, Intel Capital Managing Director Marc Yi and Sony Pictures Entertainment Chief Technology Officer Mitch Singer. Variety will also welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the event.
Mr. Chandratillake has more than a decade of experience in next-generation search. He has spoken at several other leading industry events including Financial Times' Digital Media Conference, Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and Monaco Media Forum. He was named a Young Global Leader in 2009 by the World Economic Forum and has also been recognized as one of the top 10 leaders in Science and Innovation by The Observer.
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 720 content partners and indexed over 35 million hours of online video and audio content. blinkx recently launched a TV API (Application Programming Interface) to provide partners in the fast-growing Connected TV ecosystem – from box makers and TV manufacturers, to app developers and game consoles – access to blinkx’s video index.
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.
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