blinkx to power video search for Sagoon

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San Francisco, Feb 26 (ANI/Business Wire India): blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that it has signed a Red Label agreement with Sagoon (, a newly launched Internet search engine.

Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will power video search for Sagoon, providing their users with easy, efficient access to blinkx's massive index of 35 million hours of online video.

Based in Washington, D.C., Sagoon is a Web search engine founded by IT professionals Govinda Giri and Shiba Dhakal. Sagoon applies semantic over lexical search to offer users the most meaningful results possible.

The technology itself was developed by Elixir Web Solutions, a New Delhi-based interactive media and technology company, and combines Web index with content-based relevance methods and organized results to process search. Sagoon provides various services to its users, including Web, news, and video searches.

The Web search engine's video search capabilities will now be powered by blinkx's expert technology that includes language-agnostic speech recognition and visual analysis software, producing the most accurate, relevant results possible.

"We're delighted to partner with Sagoon, a new company with big ideas and novel technology," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx.

"We're passionate about search and excited to provide engines like Sagoon with the technology to extend their abilities beyond text," Suranga added.

"We're pleased to partner with blinkx and to have access to the industry's leading video search technology," said Govinda Giri, founder and chief executive officer, Sagoon.

"We are continuously adding unique new features to Sagoon, and are thrilled to offer our users the most accurate, efficient way to search rich media online," Govinda added.

As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to search new forms of online content such as video.

With more than 450 partners and 35 million hours of indexed video and audio content, including favorite TV moments, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and more, blinkx uses advanced speech-recognition technology to deliver results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches. (ANI)

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