SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx plc ("blinkx"), the
world's largest video search engine, today announced that it will power
video search at Ask.com, a leading search destination and wholly-owned
business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI). In addition, blinkx will
also provide the video search capabilities for Ask.com's Smart Answers.
Ask.com users will benefit from blinkx's index of over 12 million hours of
audio and video content.
blinkx will generate revenue from this relationship through video
searches undertaken by Ask.com users.
"Ask.com's momentum is impressive and we're very proud to be powering
their new video search offering," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and
CEO, blinkx. "This relationship further demonstrates our technology
leadership in the video search space and is an exciting development for our
130 or so media partners whose content can now be accessed through
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 130 media partners and 12 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 most comprehensive video
search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 12 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 http://www.blinkx.com
SOURCE blinkx plc