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blinkx Pioneer is Recognised by Royal Academy of Engineering PR Newswire SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2012 - Suranga Chandratillake Awarded Silver Medal for Outstanding British Engineering SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx founder and CEO Suranga Chandratillake has been awarded a coveted Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering for advancing the cause of British engineering through the development of blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. The Silver Medal awards celebrate the strength and diversity of UK engineering and are given to those who have achieved significant commercial success in their fields. Technology pioneer Suranga Chandratillake led the development of blinkx, which he founded in 2004 and launched in 2005. blinkx uses patented search technologies that listen to -- and even see -- video on the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. By indexing more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and making it fully searchable and available on demand, blinkx has established itself as the remote control for the video web. Now a highly regarded expert on the convergence of the Web and TV, Suranga graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Computer Science back in 2001, before holding a variety of roles in technology, including U.S. CTO of Autonomy Corporation.

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blinkx Pioneer is Recognised by Royal
Academy of Engineering
PR Newswire
SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2012
- Suranga Chandratillake Awarded Silver Medal for Outstanding British
Engineering
SAN FRANCISCO
,
June 25, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- blinkx founder and CEO
Suranga Chandratillake has been awarded a coveted Silver Medal from the
Royal Academy of Engineering for advancing the cause of British engineering
through the development of blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced
video search engine.
The Silver Medal awards celebrate the strength and diversity of UK engineering
and are given to those who have achieved significant commercial success in
their fields.
Technology pioneer Suranga Chandratillake led the development of blinkx,
which he founded in 2004 and launched in 2005. blinkx uses patented search
technologies that listen to -- and even see -- video on the Web, helping users
enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. By
indexing more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and
making it fully searchable and available on demand, blinkx has established itself
as the remote control for the video web.
Now a highly regarded expert on the convergence of the Web and TV, Suranga
graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Computer Science back
in 2001, before holding a variety of roles in technology, including U.S. CTO of
Autonomy Corporation.
"
Britain
has a long and proud tradition of producing some of the very best
engineers in the world. I am truly honoured to receive this recognition," said
Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx.
Suranga will receive the Silver Medal at the Academy's annual awards dinner at
London
's Royal Opera House on 26 June.
About blinkx
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's largest and most advanced video
search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio,
video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on
demand. blinkx's founders set out to solve a significant challenge -- the growing
amount of TV and user-generated content on the Web means keyword-based
search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx's patented search
technologies listen to -- and even see -- video on the Web, helping users enjoy a
breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition,
blinkx powers the video search for many of the world's most frequented sites.
blinkx is based in
San Francisco
and
London
. More information is available at
www.blinkx.com.
Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx
A technology entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in next-
generation search, Suranga Chandratillake founded blinkx in 2004 and
launched the company in 2005. After early success, Suranga took the company
public on the London Stock Exchange in
May 2007
. Prior to founding blinkx,
Suranga was U.S. CTO of Autonomy Corporation, responsible for growing
Autonomy's research and development division in
the United States
. Before
joining Autonomy, Suranga held a variety of roles in technology, sales and
marketing at Morgan Stanley, netdecisions and anondesign. Suranga received
his MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.
A highly regarded expert on the convergence of the Web and TV, including the
future of television, interactive TV and online advertising, Suranga is often
invited to speak at leading industry events including Financial Times' Digital
Media Conference, Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and Monaco
Media Forum. Named a Young Global Leader Honoree in 2009 by the World
Economic Forum, Suranga has also been recognized as one of the top 10
leaders in Science and Innovation by The Observer's Future 500 list, and one of
Digital Media Wire's "25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment".
About The Royal Academy of Engineering
The Academy's Silver Medals were instigated in 1995. They are awarded
annually to engineers who have made outstanding contributions to British
engineering but have been working as an engineer for no more than 22 years.
Up to four medals may be awarded each year.
Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering
and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship -- comprising the UK's
most eminent engineers - provides the leadership and expertise for our
activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology,
and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and
impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of
engineers; and provide a voice for
Britain
's engineering community.