blinkx is the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine. We link viewers with content publishers and distributors, and monetize those interactions through advertising. Founded in 2004, blinkx floated on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in May, 2007 and has a compound annual growth rate of over 100% since IPO.
Through its flagship site, blinkx.com, blinkx pioneered video search on the Internet, developing an engine based on technology that was conceived at Cambridge University, enhanced by $150M in R&D over 15 years, and is now protected by 111 patents. Today, blinkx is a broad digital media technology, distribution and monetization platform that connects consumers, advertisers and content across four screens. Through its partnerships with hundreds of media companies, including NBC, Conde Nast, Reuters and Bloomberg, blinkx has indexed and search enabled millions of hours of video content. blinkx powers video search, discovery or monetization on thousands of online properties including Lycos, Discovery Networks, Hallmark and Fox Sports. blinkx continues to pioneer innovative approaches to digital video distribution, expanding into mobile video and Connected TV through partnerships with Samsung, Sony, Roku and other industry leaders.
In 2011, blinkx acquired Burst Media and PVMG, well-established online media companies that represent top independent Web publishers, and began providing video solutions to their partners. In 2013, blinkx acquired Grab Media, a leading online video content syndication and advertising platform, enabling the company to add incremental audience and augment its relationship with advertisers, publishers and content providers. Also in 2013, blinkx acquired Rhythm NewMedia Inc., an ultra-premium mobile video technology and advertising platform, extending its leadership in digital video search, discovery, distribution and advertising by adding an entirely new distribution channel and revenue stream. In 2014, blinkx acquired LYFE Mobile, an innovative mobile Demand Side Platform (DSP) and Data Management Platform (DMP), further expanding its footprint and offerings within the digital advertising ecosystem. Today, blinkx has a combined reach of 75% of the online audience in the United States, and measures 168 million unique users in the U.S. every month.
blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and London, England.