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 www.chacha.com.
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 www.blinkx.com and for ChaCha
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
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
www.scottajones.com). 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.chacha.com.
PRESS CONTACT PRESS CONTACT
For blinkx: For ChaCha:
Kim Bardakian Liza Dittoe
Outcast Communications Dittoe Public Relations
415-392-8282 317-202-2280, x12