SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - November 8, 2005 - Ahead of the game, and experienced beyond its years, blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, today celebrated new milestones: over 110 years worth of indexed TV content, enhancements to its recently launched SmartFeed service, partnerships with over 50 content providers ranging from major broadcasters such as FOX News, Reuters and Eurosport as well as cutting-edge independents - and all before the first birthday of blinkx.tv. In less than a year, the size of the blinkx.tv rich media index has exploded to more than 110 years, or 1,027,000 hours, of TV clips including comedy, sports and news programming from both traditional and user-generated sources. blinkx.tv has come of age.
By linking users instantly to years of TV from some of the biggest names in broadcasting as well as content from specialist niche providers, blinkx.tv has established itself as the definitive search engine for the second generation Web. And because the Web 2.0 is not just about commercial video, blinkx offers a home to hundreds of thousands of hours of user generated content such as video blogs and podcasts. Noting the phenomenal growth in user generated content over the last 12 months -- and a desire to let users become their own editors -- blinkx added popular new features such as SmartFeed and my blinkx.tv to its service. For example, users who want to go way beyond watching traditional broadcast content can now create and view their own "selfcasts" through my blinkx.tv and watch a single personalized media stream featuring clips which other users have uploaded to the service.
"We're seeing a real shift in both the volume and breadth of rich media content online and users' eagerness to engage with that content," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx. "More specifically, user generated content is expanding at an unprecedented rate, as each day around 6000 hours of independent video and audio content is added to the Web. As the sheer quantity of rich media content online increases, users are looking for ways to personalize their interactions with that content and ensure that they see clips that relate specifically to them; whether it's clips from world renowned broadcasters or simply like minded individuals."
SmartFeed now serving millions
blinkx has also enhanced and expanded its SmartFeed service. Now serving some 500,000 requests a day, SmartFeed allows users to receive highly customized rich media RSS feeds. New developments including added support for ATOM and the integration of blinkx's SmartFeed technology with other services, including the popular news aggregator, NewsGator, and RSS dashboard, KlipFolio, are expected to dramatically increase the visibility and usage of SmartFeed.
"We are excited to provide NewsGator subscribers access to blinkx premium audio and video content," said A.V. "Sandy" Hamilton, executive vice president of sales, marketing and business development. "NewsGator strives to connect users to the best available content, when and where they want it."
"blinkx's intelligent media searching matches well with KlipFolio's sophisticated alerting dashboard," said Allan Wille, President & CEO, Serence Inc. "The contextual nature of their service is second to none and a perfect fit for KlipFolio users who value truly relevant and up-to-the-minute data."
About NewsGator Technologies
NewsGator Technologies is the leading RSS platform company. Consumers, business, and enterprise customers can subscribe to NewsGator's services and read all their news in Outlook, on the web, on their mobile phones, via FeedDemon and through a rich array of other devices, anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit us on the web at www.newsgator.com.
About Serence Inc.
Serence Inc. (www.serence.com) develops and sells brandable Alerting Dashboards that increase interaction, ad revenue and transactional revenue for online businesses. Founded in 2001, Serence is a privately held company with headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. Customers include Wells Fargo, Wolters-Kluwer, NDR, Monster Worldwide, Curtiss-Wright, Penton, CBC.ca, EMC, Eschelon.
blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, is changing the way that people think about search. Only blinkx can harness the desktop, Web and TV - unifying content with a one stop search tool. Available to users on the Web at www.bxfind.com and www.blinkx.tv, as well as free to download, blinkx automatically and intelligently links to content anywhere and in any format, on the Web, on the desktop and even on TV. blinkx's conceptual toolbar means users are no longer limited to keyword search; instead, blinkx assesses all the information that the user is actively viewing, and automatically recommends and retrieves relevant content, from local, Web and TV searches, based on context. In addition, www.blinkx.tv makes thousands of hours of TV content fully searchable and available on demand for the first time. blinkx is a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.