Jason Pontin has written a feature on Blinkx- Millions of videos, and now a way to search inside them. Blinkx leads video searches. It searches more than seven million hours of video and is the largest repository of digital video on the Web. The author claims that Blinkx is faster and more relevant than Google Video search.
What we need, says Suranga Chandratillake, a co-founder of Blinkx, a start-up in San Francisco, is a remote control for the Web’s videos, a kind of electronic TV Guide. He’s got just the thing.
Videos have multiplied on social networks like YouTube and MySpace as well as on news and entertainment sites because of the emergence of video-sharing, user-generated video, free digital storage and broadband and Wi-Fi networks.
With the boom in video content over the net, it becomes essential to find a way to search for the content one is looking for. Blinkx.com does just that.