SAN FRANCISCO, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in mobile technology, has selected blinkx for inclusion on its first tablet device, the GALAXY Tab, powered by the Android Operating System 2.2.
Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx's video app will be promoted through SamsungApps on Samsung's revolutionary GALAXY Tab. The blinkx app, blinkx Beat, is one of the few video apps to be featured in the elite SamsungApps offering. blinkx Beat will be available through SamsungApps as the GALAXY Tab is launched worldwide.
blinkx Beat for Android devices debuted on Samsung GALAXY S phone earlier this year. The app is a never-ending playlist of the most popular videos from around the Web-hilarious bloopers, amazing stunts, ridiculous pranks and cute animals-a riveting channel of snackable video, perfect for those on the go. The blinkx Beat app also allows users to search across blinkx's mobile video index.
"We're honored to be included again as one of Samsung's featured apps for the global launch of GALAXY Tab," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. "The GALAXY Tab's 7-inch display, combined with support for Flash and the same top notch graphics card available in Samsung GALAXY S, will deliver an amazing mobile video experience. It's sleek and powerful, and enables consumers to maximize their online experience, wherever that may be."
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media on the Web. The company has made more than 720 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.
blinkx plc is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx's founders set out to solve a significant challenge - as TV and user-generated content on the Web explode, keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx's patented search technologies listen to - and even see - the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world's most frequented sites. blinkx is based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at http://www.blinkx.com.
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