SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - July 9, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced that it has won Business XL Magazine’s prestigious “Rising Star of the Year” award.
This honour was a result of a nationwide competition organised by Business XL, the award-winning magazine for entrepreneurs and fast growing businesses, to find Britain’s best businesses. According to the judges, blinkx was recognized for being a newcomer “that possesses the style and panache to make its business stand out from the rest. Consideration was given to a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and a creative approach to building brand awareness.”
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’re thrilled to have been selected as Business XL Magazine’s ‘Rising Star of the Year’,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “The award is tremendous validation of the work we’ve done over the past year to partner with host of new content and media companies, and also our success in improving our technology and user experience with online video and TV.”
Marc Barber, editor of Business XL, commented: ‘The entrepreneurial spirit in the UK is as strong as ever, but the winners of these awards stand out because they have shown substance behind their success. Each company deserved to be recognised for showing innovation, flair and drive in their respective markets, not to mention hunger for future growth.’
More information about the award program can be found at www.companyoftheyearawards.co.uk
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
About Business XL
Business XL magazine is dedicated to advising fast growing companies on how to manage growth and its related issues. It targets the 30,417 (ABC) fastest growing businesses in the UK that demonstrate minimum annual revenues of Â£1 million. Business XL is distributed to the CEO of each of these companies (over 20,000 have requested the magazine) and 40 per cent of these companies have revenues of over Â£10 million. It is also sent to the CEO of every company listed on AIM. Business XL is published by Vitesse Media Plc, an AIM-listed business and financial information publisher specialising in enterprising and innovative business titles. Our portfolio includes, Growth Company Investor, What Investment, M&A Magazine, The AIM Guide and The FT Guide to Personal Tax. These titles are complemented by a range of websites including Smallbusiness.co.uk, GrowthBusiness.co.uk, and MandAdeals.co.uk.
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