ClipBlast! the premier Web-wide video search and navigation platform, today announced that the company has won two Interactive Media Awards™, in the annual competition sponsored by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC). ClipBlast! was honored in the Search Engine/Directory and Entertainment categories, respectively.
ClipBlast! was chosen from among nearly 1,400 entries from organizations n 42 countries. The judging panel drew representatives from American Express, Microsoft, the New York Times, Time Warner, Oglivy & Mather and Verizon, among others.
Created by the IMC, a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet and offer winners a boost in marketing and exposure. IMC serves as the primary sponsor and governing body of the Interactive Media Awards, establishes the judging system and provides the judges for the competition.
"The Interactive Media Awards competition is justifiably prestigious," said Gary Baker, CEO of ClipBlast!. "The program showcases the very best in interactive media, as determined by the industry itself – a creative brain trust that continues to raise the bar for the online experience. We're thrilled to be included among those Web properties that the IMC deems as outstanding in concept and execution.”
ClipBlast! recently unveiled Version 3.0 of its video search platform, which effectively serves as a "remote control for the Video Web." The new release includes enhancements that promise a richer, easier and more relevant experience for advertisers and content providers.
At the heart of ClipBlast! 3.0 is the Intelligent Index™, which matches the content of the ad with the content of the video. Rather than relying exclusively on the content provider's description and metadata—which can be subjective or even nonexistent — ClipBlast!'s Intelligent Index uses proprietary technology to categorize content in real time more effectively, thereby delivering both more relevant search results and highly targeted ads.
Launched at DEMOfall07, the ClipBlast! Video Widget is a Web-wide video search and navigation tool that resides on the desktop, enabling search, navigation, browsing and viewing of the Video Web without having to launch a browser or visit a specific website.
The ClipBlast! platform searches the entire Web for available content, continuously providing video web viewers with up-to-date, personalized video content, no matter what the source. ClipBlast! indexes more content providers than anyone on the Video Web.
Founded in 2004, ClipBlast! provides pioneering Web-wide video search that uses patent-pending technology to continuously update the largest index of video content across the Internet. ClipBlast!'s fast, easy interface gives users instant access to millions of quality, highly relevant, targeted video clips from the world's major media brands, independent producers and individuals – video that informs, enlightens, inspires and entertains. The company is based in Agoura Hills, Calif. To learn more, visit http://www.clipblast.com
Here is the The ClipBlast! video from DEMOfall07: