SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - May 29, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced that it has been selected by the editors at CNET Webware as a finalist in the first ever “Webware 100” awards for its video search engine, www.blinkx.com,in the data category. From more than 4,000 user-submitted nominations, blinkx was chosen as a finalist for the “Webware 100” Awards. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 18 and posted on Webware.com, a CNET site.
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media online. blinkx has indexed over 12,000,000 hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable for free to users on the Web. With its patented technology that includes speech-to-text transcription and visual analysis, blinkx has cemented its position as the premier destination for video search on the Web.
“We are thrilled to be selected as a finalist for the Webware awards,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “It’s tremendous validation of the work we’ve done over the past year to improve the user experience with online video and TV, with products like blinkx Remote, which leverages blinkx’s unique speech-to-text transcription and indexing technology to find full-length TV shows by season and episode.”
The “Webware 100” Awards recognizes the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Voting is open to the public from May 23 through June 11, where the top 25 finalists in each category will be listed.
The ten categories are Browsing (web browsers, extensions, widgets, and security); Communications (e-mail, chat, VOIP); Community (social networks, groups); Data (search, storage, backup, sharing, and sync); Entertainment (games and contests); Media (audio, video, photo); Mobile (portable utilities and apps); Productivity (apps, business tools, commerce); Publishing (blogging, web content, design tools); and Reference (mapping, reference works, and education).
More information about the award program can be found at www.webware.com/100
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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