Tuesday, October 04, 2005

blinkx Melds Best of TV and Internet Experience with Customizable Video Channels for Web Users

blinkx: "SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - OCTOBER 03, 2005 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, today announced the launch of my blinkx.tv - a new service available through its unrivalled video search engine, www.blinkx.tv.

At my blinkx.tv, users can upload and store their video blogs free of charge; they can also enter a search and save it as a 'channel', which will be automatically and perpetually updated with relevant footage. This personal 'channel' can then be viewed as a single, uninterrupted media stream, either online, or when downloaded to their desktops or portable video player. In this way, blinkx is empowering Internet users to customize not only what video content they receive, but also how and when they view it.

Leveraging the tremendous growth of compelling user-generated content on the Web, my blinkx.tv is an interactive content hub for non-commercial videos, which introduces a unique approach to the way that content can be shared and consumed online.

For example, someone can upload personal footage and commentary on Hurricane Katrina to my blinkx.tv. blinkx will then automatically normalize the content, convert it into Flash, create an audio transcript, and index the file. The user's video clip will then become part of a living library, so that another visitor to my blinkx.tv who searched for New Orleans and weather would find that segment on Hurricane Katrina, along with other related user generated content, featured in their own customized channel. (more)

2 Comments:

At Wednesday, October 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if blinkx didnt work at finding what I wanted it to why should I trust this one? Type in a search for videos on things to do in france and I get pronography!!!!!!

 
At Thursday, October 06, 2005, Blogger JOlmsted said...

Hmmm. I just did a Blinkx search on France and didn't see a single link on the first page regarding pronography. Instead of sex stuff, the search produced this:

Reuters 2005-10-5 US & France Win Nobel Prize Oct. 5 - Schrock, Grubbs, and Chauvin, have won the 2005 Nobel Chemistry prize tailor-making molecules for cheaper, cleaner chemicals and drugs to combat major diseases. Americans Richard

BTW: Blinkx has a "Safe Filter" for those that do not want to access inappropriate content.

 

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