ChaCha and blinkx Partner to Add Human Intelligence to Video Search

Partnership Gives ChaCha Users Access to More Than Seven Million Hours of

Online Video Content

May 15, 2007, 01:00 ET from blinkx

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest video
 search engine, today announced a distribution agreement with ChaCha, the
 breakthrough search engine that uses human guides to enhance its search
 results. Under the terms of the agreement, ChaCha will provide its users
 with video search results from blinkx's extensive index of the rich media
 Web. Results can either be culled instantly or by using the support of a
 human ChaCha "guide" who assists users in real-time at
     ChaCha offers the next generation in search with its unique use of
 human intelligence. Using a single query box, users simply input their
 query, in any form, and results are instantly displayed. These results are
 the combination of the best search technology and "hand-picked" sites from
 the ChaCha community of 30,000 skilled search experts.
     "We are thrilled to be partnering with ChaCha," said Suranga
 Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. "As the Web becomes more
 interactive and TV-like, search becomes the remote control. We believe the
 combination of blinkx's patented speech and pattern recognition
 technologies with ChaCha's use of human intelligence will shake the search
     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 150 partners and 7,000,000 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.
     "We're continually looking for ways to 'turbo charge' our search
 capabilities," said Scott Jones, CEO of ChaCha. "We offer users the best of
 the Web, the benefit of human intelligence and can now offer one of the top
 video search experiences available on the Web today."
     Under the terms of the ChaCha blinkx alliance, both companies will
 share revenue generated from search results.
     For more information about blinkx visit and for ChaCha
     About blinkx
     blinkx is the world's most comprehensive video search engine. Today,
 blinkx has indexed more than 7,000,000 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 Garage Video
 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 a privately-held company
 based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at
     About ChaCha
     ChaCha, the first search engine to instantly connect users with people
 in real time to produce relevant results, was co-founded by Scott A. Jones
 and Brad A. Bostic in 2006. Derived from their high-tech experience, ChaCha
 is dedicated to providing a revolutionary new search experience. Jones is
 the inventor of the voicemail system used by over a half billion people
 worldwide and is the leader of other successful tech ventures (as noted on Bostic has led a number of high-tech start-ups.
 ChaCha was named the #1 Alternative Search Engine of 2006 by Charles Knight
 SEO and its most recent round of funding was led by Bezos Expeditions, the
 personal investment firm of Jeff Bezos. For media inquiries, please contact
 Liza Dittoe of Dittoe Public Relations at 317-202-2280 or For more information, visit
     PRESS CONTACT                   PRESS CONTACT
     For blinkx:                     For ChaCha:
     Kim Bardakian                   Liza Dittoe
     Outcast Communications          Dittoe Public Relations
     415-392-8282                    317-202-2280, x12

SOURCE blinkx