Blinkx Video Search and Microsoft: A Picture Perfect Deal

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Web Video Search Site Blinkx Signs Microsoft Pact (New York Times)

Summary: Video search site Blinkx is announcing a deal with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) which will use Blinkx technology for searches on MSN sites and Blinkx already powers video search on AOL, ITN, Lycos and Times Online, and indexes video from BBC, Reuters, MTV and Fox among others. The company has already indexed 6 million hours of audio and video, and is slated to be the biggest video search engine on the Web. Microsoft intends to pay Blinkx a licensing fee based on the number of visitors who use the search engine. Blinkx has been an innovator in using voice recognition and contextual analysis to locate images and recordings.
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