Video search engine blinkx has been plugging away at video search for years now. Finally, six years after being founded, and already publicly traded on the London stock exchange, it hit profitability for the first time this year. For the six month period ended September 30, revenues doubled to $27 million and it showed its first profit ever of $2 million (or $0.64 per share on a diluted… → Read More
There are a vast amount of product comparison sites on the web and a number of social shopping sites that allow online shoppers use their social graph to share purchasing decisions. Today video search engine Blinkx is trying to combine the two functionalities with the launch of Cheep, a social shopping service.
Through a browser add-on (which currently only works on Firefox or IE), Cheep… → Read More
Video search engine blinkx has announced a partnership with Internet Video Archive (IVA), the “leading aggregator” of movie and TV trailers, game previews and music videos. Under the terms of the deal, IVA’s portfolio of videos – 500,000 video assets from over 1,000 content providers – will be indexed and viewable at blinkx.com.
IVA provides users with trailers of new releases, classics and… → Read More
Behavioral targeting is all the rage with online display advertising right now, and video search engine blinkx is bringing it to video. For the past few years, blinkx has offered contextual video advertising through its Ad Hoc program, which matches ad keywords against a speech-to-text translation of the video, as well as all the tags and titles associated with that video. “We are extending… → Read More
[Sweden/UK] Stockholm-based Videoplaza have recruited blinkx’s former European Director of Business Development, Gavin Morgan, as its new UK Commercial Director. In his new role, Morgan will be charged with growing the ad server company’s client base and increasing revenue in the UK.
While at AIM-listed blinkx, which claims to be the largest video search engine, Morgan helped forge partnerships… → Read More
A lot of hopes are being pinned on video search these days as the only remaining source of strong advertising growth. One of the few publicly traded pure-play Web video companies is blinkx, which trades on the London stock exchange, and just announced its half-year earnings for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008. The company’s revenues rose 115 percent to $6.4 million for the six month… → Read More
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Blinkx, the video search engine, is getting into video distribution. Today it will launch BBTV, a downloadable player that streams video from content partners using peer-to-peer technology. The initial content lineup is rather spare: forty-odd independent movies from Dogwoof Productions and other videos from existing partners such as Young Holywood… → Read More
Over the past couple days, conversations I’ve had with two different video-startup CEOs—Suranga Chandratillake of blinkx and Nick Grouf of Spot Runner—has got me thinking about what needs to be done to make TV advertising as relevant as video advertising. We have a long way to go, but it boils down to two things: 1) replacing 30-second commercials on TV with relevant ad overlays that pop… → Read More
Nick Gonzalez, Contributor
October 9th, 2007
There’s a lot of talk about remunerating video creators these days. Revver’s been doing it a while, along with Metacafe. Blinkx is now monetizing video for publishers too, but unlike YouTube’s recent offering, ,revenue is only split between Blinkx and the publishers. They’re launching an ad network, “Blinkx AdHoc”, that lets publishers serve contextual ads on… → Read More
Nick Gonzalez, Contributor
July 6th, 2007
It may seem weird, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day when I see ads in my viral video. eMarketer expects online video advertising to nearly double in 2008 to $1.3 billion, but no one’s really nailed a scalable ad platform for video. However, Google’s been quietly testing their own system and there are a bunch of other startups tackling it as well. There are a couple key… → Read More
We discovered 3 impressive new widgets today, from Google, Blinkx and 30 Boxes, and we decided to write about all of them in one post. Widgets are the non-developer’s “small pieces loosely joined,” they are the hottest example right now of data portability on the web. They are fun and useful. Everyone’s got a “widget strategy.” There are widget marketplaces (see… → Read More
Marshall Kirkpatrick, Contributor
August 28th, 2006
Old school search company Lycos will announce this morning that it’s partnering with video search company Blinkx to power video search on Lycos.com. The video search feature is available now. Everybody wants to nail down video search these days, but Blinkx has some interesting technology. This is the second move by Lycos we’ve reported on this month – new giant email rivaling… → Read More