San Francisco, CALIF, - December 13, 2005 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, today announced that www.blinkx.tv has been honored by BusinessWeek Online as one of the "Best of the New Web" editors' picks for 2005. www.blinkx.tv is showcased among a selection that includes both new discoveries and obvious Web giants. blinkx is the first search engine optimized for rich media content, and offers a wide variety of news and entertainment clips from big names in broadcasting, as well as user-generated content.
A leader in video search, blinkx continues to increase its popularity with consumers, constantly enhancing its list of content partners and adding thousands of hours of video content to its index every week. Bringing together material from broadcast pioneers such as Reuters, Fox News, and iFilm, as well as several specialist content providers, blinkx has established itself as the place to find and access over 500,000 hours of high quality video footage on demand. Because blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to automatically index and transcribe video footage, users can search right inside the video and go straight to the exact clip they want.
"It's an honor to be included in BusinessWeek Online's 'Best of the New Web,'" said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx. "The Internet has evolved from offering text-based information to delivering a rich variety audio and video content. Users need a second generation search engine to navigate this new rich media Web, and we believe that www.blinkx.tv offers them the most effective way to do so."
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.blinkx.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.