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Netflix rival Sky: I don't know if anybody is watching 'Marco Polo', do you?

UK broadcaster Sky reckons viewers still want television the old-fashioned way, as opposed to Netflix's data-driven commissioning.

By April 29, 2015


Why Google 'vertical' search shouldn't face antitrust action

commentary One of the areas where Google has attracted antitrust attention is "vertical" search. There are good reasons why it shouldn't be hindered from offering this.

By November 19, 2012


Blinkx to acquire Burst Media for $30 million

Video search engine Blinkx plans to buy online ad company Burst Media, with the deal expected to close next month.

By April 8, 2011


Blinkx debuts mobile video search

Video search engine Blinkx launches beta of new mobile site, designed to let users search for and play videos via smartphones and mobile gadgets.

By May 19, 2010


Blinkx attempts to crash the music video party

Music search is everywhere, from Google's forthcoming offering to MySpace's new video portal. Is there any market share left for Blinkx, a U.K.-based video search company?

By October 27, 2009


Blinkx's BBTV player moves to the browser

Blinkx brings its BBTV player from desktop software to your browser while retaining all of the utility that made it a useful product to begin with.

By September 18, 2008


Blinkx adds couch potato mode to video site

The video search site now offers options for entertainment and news for those seeking a more passive approach.

By February 4, 2009


Blinkx wants Miva again, but for less

Video search company Blinkx is poised to acquire the online advertising firm again. Only this time, the offer is half its original value.

By November 19, 2008


Six April Fools' Day launches that were real

April Fools' Day tends to bring out the shenanigans in companies big and small. But every once in a while there are some real product launches amid the jokes.

By April 1, 2010


Blinkx makes offer to bail out ad company Miva

The offer for Miva, a struggling ad firm from the Web 1.0 days, is $1.20 per share--a 54% premium over its recent closing price.

By August 8, 2008