blinkx – Why Work For Us?



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.

blinkx Reviews

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    Lot's of autonomy and perfect job for the self-starter who doesn't need a lot of supervision

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    there's a lot of ears open when you voice your opinion. You have the freedom to really branch out and take on whatever role you'd like to take. If you have initiative, you can pull in other employees from other departments or divisions to really make a difference..

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    The industry is very fast face and ever changing. Sometimes it's difficult to keep up with all the changes.

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    Keep looking out for the A players who are looking to take on more, and make sure they're recognized and noticed for their contributions.

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blinkx Interviews

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at blinkx in July 2013.

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    I went to a staffing firm and they recommended the job for me. I got an interview quickly, and beat out 3 others... but then they wanted to bring in more people to review against me. This delayed the process and seemed a little unfair, but ultimately I still was offered the job. Be sure to know what you're passionate about and be able to explain it.

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blinkx Awards and Accolades

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Rising Stars of the Coming Decade, The Times, 2011
Power Top 50: The Bright Minds That Are Energizing British Business, BusinessXL, 2011
Shares Award - Best AIM Company Achievement, Shares Magazine, 2010
Webware 100 Award Finalist, Photo & Video, CNET News, 2009
Young Global Leader Honoree, World Economic Forum, 2009
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Additional Info

Website www.blinkx.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Public
Industry Media
Revenue ₹1 to ₹5 billion (INR) per year
Competitors YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo

blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is technology enabled media company with unique strengths in the search, discovery, distribution and monetization of online video. blinkx connects digital consumers with advertisers through professionally generated content and monetizes those interactions through advertising.

Mission: Our vision is to become the leading, fully integrated, cross device video advertising technology platform that connects consumers and brands programmatically through... More

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