SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — August 16, 2012 — The podium results are in on blinkx.com! Now that the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games have come to a close in grand fashion, blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, has compiled the most searched non-sports specific videos during the 21-day gathering to celebrate Olympics entertainment beyond the events.
•The gold medal goes to the Queen! While the world enjoyed the fun and pageantry of the opening ceremonies in London, Queen Elizabeth observed the event with an unamused stare in place of a smile. The Queen’s subjects, as well as the rest of the world, could not get enough of her decidedly sour look, placing this video footage as the number one non-sports Olympic search over the course of the games.
•The silver medal goes to Kobe Bryant’s Dream Team boast! Bryant made a polarizing proclamation that this year’s U.S. Olympic Basketball squad could beat out the famed 1992 Dream Team. Coverage and commentary surrounding the statement, including an amused retort from legendary Dream Team member Michael Jordan, was the second most popular search around this summer’s Olympic games.
•The bronze medal goes to the 100 meter “bottle incident”! A bystander allegedly threw a plastic bottle on the track seconds before the start of the men’s 100 meter track finals, in which Usain Bolt sprinted to victory. The bottle-tossing offender was subsequently punched by bronze medal winning Judo star Edith Bosch, leading to a scandal in the stands and the third most video searches of the games.
For more entertaining and outrageous videos of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and for seamless, instant access to over 35 million hours of video and audio content, visit www.blinkx.com.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 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 – the growing amount of TV and user-generated content on the Web means keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx's patented search technologies listen to—and even see—video on 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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