blinkx , the online video search engine, has unveiled an open beta of the next generation of its flagship product, blinkx.com. The new site has been designed to enhance the video discovery and viewing experience for audiences, with powerful personalisation and recommendation capabilities, and simple integration across users’ social graph. It was built from the ground up for use on mobile devices, with an interface that is touch-optimised for easy navigation.
“The rise of social networks and the proliferation of powerful connected devices have profoundly changed the way that we interact with the Web,” said Matt Scheybeler, CTO, blinkx. “We use search as a starting point less often, and instead, we’ve become comfortable scanning and processing long streams of information – Facebook pages and Twitter feeds – a content universe delivered to us by our friends and the people we follow, and increasingly, we’re accessing that content through tablets and smartphones. The new blinkx.com has been designed for this behavior – optimised for discovery, sharing and mobile access.”
New features of the next-generation blinkx.com include:
– My Stream: A constantly updated stream of video, customised based on user’s social graphs, topics they’ve chosen to follow and their viewing preferences.
– Multi-platform: Optimised for mobile users, when accessed through tablets and smartphones, the site is touch-optimised for easy navigation and browsing on the go.
– Pause and Pick Up: Users can start watching video on one device, hit pause and pick it up again at the same point on a different device.