SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - May 30, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced that it has reached a new milestone by indexing over 12,000,000 hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and making it fully searchable for free to users on the Web.
This new milestone marks a significant increase over just months ago and is the result of constant growth through successful spidering of the Web, and a host of new partnerships.
“If you had 10 TVs running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it would take you 137 years to watch all of the content in our index,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “Thousands of new people try blinkx.com every day - and I think it is safe to say we have something for everyone at this stage!”
With its patented technology that includes speech-to-text transcription and visual analysis, blinkx is the largest and most advanced video search engine on the Web today. Other video search technologies that are based on metadata are either unable to understand the complexities of rich media, or require manual effort, which makes it impossible to build an index as large as the blinkx index.
blinkx has added many features over the past year to improve the user experience with video on the Web. For example, blinkx Remote leverages blinkx’s unique speech-to-text transcription and indexing technology to quickly identify full-length TV shows by season and episode, and corroborates search results with information from trusted online sources such as Wikipedia and IMDB.com. In addition, blinkx It - which earned blinkx a DEMOgod Award at DEMO 2007 earlier this year - is a free and simple tool that enables bloggers to insert relevant video streams into their blogs, and casual website builders to spice up their sites with video.
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media online, and now, with an index of 12 million hours of searchable video, it has cemented its position as the premier destination for video search on the Web.
blinkx (London AIM: BLNX) is the world's most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 12,000,000 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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