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Blinkx Video Search


http://www.blinkx.com/

     
Language English



Launched 2004
Closed No



Developer Chandratillake, Suranga



Country of Origin UK



Owner
2004 - [...] Blinkx



Topic Music, Sound & Video SeEn



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Video Search



Used SeEn blinkx



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Blinkx audio and video search engine, founded by Suranga Chandratillake, launched in December 2004. The engine based on technology that was conceived at Cambridge University and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and London, England. 2007 Blinkx started to become one of the leading video search providers, for example for: Ask.com, Dogpile and Ixquick. Based on text, video and audio analysis Blinkx allows a deeper video content search than a pure keyword search. [kd2015, See: Wikipedia “Blinkx” and the sources given at the end of this side]
2004 Blinkx started with a desktop search tool for web content, news and PC files. Source
And offered a webbased search for video and tv content called blinkx.tv Source
One Year later they offered a web based search for web content and video and tv search. Source
Since 2006 they concentrate in multimedia search: »Search over 1,000,000 hours of audio, video, podcast, vlog and television content.« Source
Since 2007 Blinkx becomes a leading provider for video search for a lot of search engines for example like Ask.com. Source
Wikipedia: »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. [...] 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.« Source
Wikipedia: »... the site's search engine technology, [...] is known as CORE.« Source



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Features & Functionality

Phillips, Tom (18 May 2010): »Blinkx claim to have around 35million hours of video indexed – including sites like YouTube and the BBC’s iPlayer – using voice-recognition technology to make the videos searchable by their actual content, not just titles and descriptions.« Source



More

Cohan, Peter (FEB 3, 2014): »Can one person move a stock? The answer depends on the person, the message, and the stock. In the case of Blinkx, a British online video and advertising company, the answer is Yes. For Blinkx, a professor published an analysis that raised serious questions about the company’s revenue reporting and business model. And Blinkx’s response — based largely on an attack on the professor’s professionalism — did not counter the effect of his message. On January 30, the blog was published and Blinkx’s stock fell 31% while recovering about 9% of its value in February 3 trading in London.« Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinkx
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

Boswell, Wendy: What is Blinkx? URL: http://websearch.about.com/od/imagesearch/a/blinkx.htm
Price, Gary (Jun 28, 2005): Blinkx Now Offering Podcast Search URL: http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/news/2061718/blinkx-now-offering-podcast-search
Baker, Loren (June 14, 2006): Blinkx.TV : More Video Than Google, Yahoo or YouTube URL: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/blinkxtv-more-video-than-google-yahoo-or-myspace/3532/
PONTIN, JASON (February 25, 2007): Millions of Videos, and Now a Way to Search Inside Them URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/25/business/yourmoney/25slip.html?_r=2&th&emc=th&oref=slogin&
Schwartz, Barry (June 5, 2007): Blinkx, Video Search Engine, To Power Ask.com Video Search URL: http://searchengineland.com/blinkx-video-search-engine-to-power-askcom-video-search-11386
Sterling, Greg (June 25, 2007): InfoSpace Introduces Video Search On Dogpile, Blinkx Offers Contextual Ad Targeting For Video URL: http://searchengineland.com/infospace-introduces-video-search-on-dogpile-blinkx-offers-contextual-ad-targeting-for-video-11550
Zafra, Arnold (October 8, 2007): Video Search Blinkx Meets Meta-Search Engine Ixquick URL: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/video-search-blinkx-meets-meta-search-engine-ixquick/5783/
blinkx Press Releases [2005-2011] URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20120515111822/http://www.blinkx.com/news?year=2005
Phillips, Tom (18 May 2010): Blinkx video search goes mobile URL: http://metro.co.uk/2010/05/18/blinkx-video-search-goes-mobile-316358/
Cohan, Peter (FEB 3, 2014): Harvard Prof's Blog Post Slashes Blinkx Stock Price 21% URL: http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2014/02/03/harvard-profs-blog-post-slashes-blinkx-stock-price-21/
Blinkx TV White Paper URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20050812050441/http://www.blinkx.tv/downloads/blinkx_TV_White_Paper_v1.0.pdf




Created: 2013-02-17