Bill Hartzer

InfoSpace Partners with blinkx to Offers Video Search on Dogpile

   
InfoSpace is partnering with blinkx video search to allow users to search over 12 million hours of television and video clips across the InfoSpace family of meta search engines, which includes Dogpile.com. The meta search results from Dogpile include results from Google, Yahoo!, Windows Live and Ask.com.

In addition to Dogpile.com, video content from blinkx is now available on InfoSpace’s WebFetch, WebFetchPro, and WebCrawler sites.

Dogpile got the highest score for primary search engines in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Residential Online Service Customer Satisfaction Study. The study was based on responses from 10,787 residential customers ISPs, who measured 7 search engines and search functions. These study results were based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed between June 2006 and July 2006.

blinkx, the video search engine, has built a reputation as what they call “the most intuitive way to search new forms of online content such as video.” blinkx has more than one hundred partners and twelve million hours of indexed video and audio content that includes “favorite TV moments”, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and other forms of video. blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to give video search results that they say are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches.

In other news, blinkx launched their Adhoc contextual video platform, which matches up video and advertising on the web.

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