blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through premium content online.
Founded in 2004, blinkx pioneered Internet Video Search using its patented COncept Recognition Engine (CORE). This technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to deeply understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy for consumers and a brand safe environment for advertisers. 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 ABC, 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, ABC, CBS and Fox Sports.
blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, California with 15 offices worldwide.
blinkx is a thriving and fast-paced company – a publicly traded, international business with the heart of a start-up. We’re looking for smart, creative and passionate individuals to join our team and make their own unique contribution to the organization. Your opinions will be heard and your individual input encouraged, as we feel that every employee is integral to our success and has much more to offer than fits in a job description. As blinkx continues to grow internationally, we are committed to retaining an energetic and tenacious small-company environment with the same entrepreneurial spirit that got us here.
We provide customized compensation packages that can be comprised of a competitive salary, bonus, and equity components. blinkx offers a Medical, Dental, Vision, Short/Long-term Disability, and a 401k savings plan.
blinkx CORE is the world’s most advanced video engine.
Based on technology that was developed over 12 years at Cambridge University and is protected by more than 111 patents, blinkx CORE solves the challenges inherent in processing, managing and monetizing rich media.
The CORE engine automates traditionally expensive and time-consuming manual tasks including processing, analysis and tagging, and exposes the full potential of audio and video content.
From locating and processing online and offline content, and indexing it, to its presentation, monetization and delivery, it unlocks the true value of rich media and creates new opportunities for monetization.
To achieve this, blinkx CORE first distills video into its basic building blocks and then processes each component in the method most effective to the medium: audio is processed with speech recognition technology; images are understood using visual analysis technology; and metatags are indexed and extracted by distributed visual spiders.
Once it has collected the most comprehensive, minutely accurate data possible on the video, the CORE engine transforms the raw data into useful information by recognizing ideas and themes within the video.
Using a unique combination of Shannon's Information Theory and Bayesian Inference, blinkx CORE applies a probabilistic pattern matching process to the problem of concept matching. This enables computers to infer meaning within pieces of video and audio content, and reason upon the nature of that meaning in an unstructured way, performing the kinds of organizational, sorting and discovery tasks that today are the domain of manual, human processes. Portions of the blinkx CORE engine include technology used under license from Autonomy.
This deep, granular understanding of rich media enables blinkx to process, present, monetize and deliver video and audio content in unique ways, and to capitalize on the true potential of today’s Four Screen world.
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I worked at blinkx full-time (more than an year)Pros
Pizza on fridays, flexible hours if you like to start at 11am, management just don't care.Cons
office very far away from the subway, low salary compare to all the work and responsibilities asked to put on, lazy management: The director of marketing clearly prefer to take times off to play cricket (yes...) at least 2 times a weeks than spending time with its team to improve results.The motto "Lead by example" was clearly never heard off in this company.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Get your priority right, having a prestigious office downtown isn't gonna make the company better, nor is it going to improve your revenues.
The company that was occupying our office before were around 30-40 people, we were less than 15 and management wants to move to a bigger office because you think this is too small?that Despite falling revenues because our business model sucks?
Mangement should save on cost and invest in badly needed marketing and developing new channels instead of that management decide to rent an office right downtown Montreal which will cost 3 to 4 times what we are paying in current office.
Then they decide to lay down tow of their best business developers to save on cost so they can move to a more prestigious office they clearly don't need...Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at blinkx.Interview Details
The whole process was a little much. I had a total of 5 interviews. Two were phone interviews, and 3 in person interviews. For a entry level position, I feel like this was a little overkill. The questions and interview process was very basic. Nothing hard. The usual questions. They took about two weeks after my final interview to let me know I did not get the job. I feel that was a little unprofessional. After having 5 interviews, one should not have to wait two weeks to hear back.No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
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