Blinkx (London AIM, stylized as blinkx), is an Internet Media platform that connects online video viewers with publishers and distributors, using advertising to monetize those interactions. blinkx has an index of over 35 million hours of video and 800 media partnerships; 111 patents related to the site's search engine technology, which is known as CORE.
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. Today, blinkx is a broad digital media technology, distribution and monetization platform that connects consumers, advertisers and content across four screens. 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.
May 2010: blinkx launches mobile video search site.
July 2010: blinkx announces the launch of a new mobile API (Application Programming Interface).
October 2010: blinkx launches blinkx Beat for Google TV.
October 2010: The company launches Cheep social shopping service.
November 2010: blinkx achieves profitability and positive operating cash flow, doubles revenue year on year.
February 2011: blinkx introduces TV API (Application Programming Interface).
February 2011: blinkx announces partnership with woomi, the new connected TV destination from Miniweb Interactive, the cloud-based video distribution platform.
February 2011: blinkx announces the blinkx app will be available on Boxee.
April 2011: blinkx announces the acquisition of Burst Media, an online media and technology company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. This acquisition brought 35 million hours of online video and TV to Burst Media’s audience of over 130 million unique users.
May 2011: blinkx announces the blinkx app is available on Roku.
October 2011: blinkx Appoints Frank Pao Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel.
November 2011: blinkx Announces Partnership With Orb Networks to Bring 35 Million Hours of TV, Video and Audio to Orb TV and Orb BR Users.
November 2011: blinkx acquires Prime Visibility Media Group (PVMG).
January 2012: blinkx receives a U.S. Patent for Moving Thumbnails technology.
March 2012: blinkx Surpasses 100 Million Global Monthly Unique Visitors.
July 2012: Chief Operating Officer Subhransu (“Brian”) Mukherjee appointed CEO and Executive Member of Board of Directors; Suranga Chandratillake, Founder, assumed role of President and Chief Strategy Officer.