SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – August 26, 2008 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that it has been named a winner of Speech Technology magazine’s 2008 Speech Industry Awards in the “Star Performers” category. Awards are presented to individuals and companies for extraordinary efforts made to increase benefits, acceptance and adoption of speech technologies and for outstanding accomplishments in bringing new products and services to the marketplace. The awards were presented recently at the 14th Annual SpeechTEK Conference and Exposition in New York City.
"Recipients of the Speech Technology magazine's Speech Industry Awards are recognized for accomplishments that stand out from the crowd," says David Myron, editorial director of Speech Technology magazine. "They have distinguished themselves through their individual accomplishments, service to the industry and the implementation of truly innovative new applications using speech technology."
“We are honored to receive Speech Technology magazine’s Star Performer Award,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CEO and founder, blinkx. “Our patented speech recognition technology is a core component of our video search offering, which has enabled us to index more than 26 million hours of online television and video. Our technology understands video better than any other service available today, and we’re pleased to be awarded for our efforts.”
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 350 partners and 26 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 largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 26 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.
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