Talk:Blinkx

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Independent?[edit]

This is said to be an independant startup. WHY then is this entry written from the same IP address as the one that has written the corporate-blurb entries for "Autonomy Systems" —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 212.44.26.81 (talkcontribs) 14:38, October 12, 2005 (UTC).


DNS lookup[edit]

The domain name blinkz.com is owned by Autonomy Corp. Odd, since they're claiming to be an independant startup... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 212.44.26.81 (talkcontribs) 15:34, October 17, 2005 (UTC).

Someone seems to have a bizarre agenda here.
Blinkz is not Blinkx (different) and anyway Blinkz is not registered to Autonomy. Its also public knowledge that Autonomy has an option in Blinkx and provides the tech....and the CEO of Blinkx used used to work there...so you point is? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.129.83.111 (talkcontribs) 16:31, April 16, 2007 (UTC)
Those comments are very old (I have now dated them), so this issue seems to be moot. -- Satori Son 17:27, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

misinformation?[edit]

Originally badged as an independent startup, Autonomy Corporation are now announcing that THEY are IPO-ing Blinkx. This is quite different to "having an option" in Blinkx. Very confused press statements flying about there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.44.26.81 (talkcontribs) 14:41, May 1, 2007 (UTC)

What's the misinformation, exactly? What in the article is incorrect and what is the incentive for the company "lying" about it?
You obviously have some sort of agenda and inside information, so please just come out and say what you think is really happening. No point in being all coy and clandestine trying to encourage us to follow your trail of breadcrumbs for the past eighteen months. -- Satori Son 17:19, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
And please do not blank discussion pages. -- Satori Son 18:19, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
I have advised this editor to seek assistance from WP:OVERSIGHT. -- Satori Son 16:33, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Malware[edit]

It looks as though one of their products Beat is bundled with malware. I personally got 3 separate malicious packages installed when I installed it. Many other users have had the same problem (links below) I would like to add an entry to relay the information, but an Über-wikipedian won't let me edit the page.

http://download.cnet.com/Blinkx-Beat/3000-2257_4-10880018.html
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080923231734AAGvH2y
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic179461.html
http://www.supportspace.com/support/solution/BlinkX_screensaver_makes_itself_default._5785543
http://www.malwareremoval.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=40964

If anyone else has better, more definitive or authoritative links please edit the page to alert unsuspecting surfers as to the pitfalls with installing their software.

Geordie1977 (talk) 04:22, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

I agree, the structure of WP is more and more diving into some good old hierarchy of grumpy mini-fuhrers, defeating the idea of a community based encyclopedia entirely. Blinkx is very clearly associated with malware/adware/fishy script and that should be allowed to be mentioned, otherwise it looks as though the aforementioned structure is not any longer independent (meanwhile also a known fact that should be mentioned in the WP article about WP. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.171.19.208 (talk) 23:34, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
) 174.67.214.168 (talk) 07:42, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


I arrived here looking for information on their suspicious PC program; this article presents Blinkx as a very legitimate company. There ought to at least be a section noting their malicious software practices. bendodge (talk) 12:43, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

If you care to add one, here's an instructive reference: http://www.benedelman.org/news/012814-1.html   Maproom (talk) 14:22, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Changing Links to References[edit]

I changed the links to references as Wikipedia is not a collection of external links. I also removed red links to non-existent articles.Vrenator talk 09:35, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

February 2013 Edits[edit]

This page has been extensively re-written to present a more neutral point of view and an updated company history (with citations). Jasonspark (talk) 19:33, 20 February 2013 (UTC)