Tune in With blinkx beat: blinkx Brings Personalized Video Bulletins Straight to...

Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:00am EDT

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Tune in With blinkx beat: blinkx Brings Personalized Video Bulletins Straight to the Desktop

      Users Can Surf Customized Channels and Video Walls of News,
                  Entertainment and Sports Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
blinkx, the world's largest video search engine, today announced
the availability of blinkx beat (www.blinkxbeat.com), an innovative
desktop application that allows users to stay up-to-date on the latest
sports, entertainment, and breaking news videos from around the Web,
without ever having to search or open up a Web browser. blinkx beat
allows users to create personalized news channels and custom video
walls to watch regularly updated videos about topics of their choice.

   "With blinkx beat, our users can channel surf straight from their
desktop. They can get up-to-the-minute news, sports and entertainment
content without ever having to search for it," said Suranga
Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. "blinkx indexes one of the
most comprehensive repositories of news videos in the world, and
blinkx beat makes it easy for users to tap into this wealth without
ever having to search or open a Web browser."

   blinkx beat accesses blinkx's extensive index of news video
content to bring users the most comprehensive footage from around the
Web. Users can create channels and get their daily dose of news on any
topic they choose from the latest in presidential campaigns, celebrity
gossip, weather or sports highlights straight from the desktop.

   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 220 partners and 18 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.

   About blinkx

   blinkx plc (LSE AIM:BLNX) is the world's most comprehensive video
search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 18 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 www.blinkx.com.

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