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 have been working at blinkx full-time (more than a year)Pros
Great working environment with flexible work life balance, which is good for my family life. Good pay and benefits. I really feel part of the team, and it was clear my work is appreciated and my hard efforts do go rewarded.
I have found my team leaders/management to be both responsive and helpful. So am not sure why so many reviews here are so negative.
Blinkx has many exciting products and is being well lead by senior management (even if the current mood of investors is very negative towards the company, it is not so for those of us working here).Cons
Expect employees to work hard. So if this is not you then you may find life hard.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep up the good work. I expect our hard work will bear fruit shortly.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves 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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