blinkx Appoints New CEO
blinkx desktop and integrated search tool, today announced the appointment of former Yahoo Europe Chief, Mark Opzoomer, as Chief Executive Officer. Effective immediately, Opzoomer will guide and expand blinkx worldwide operations, including business development, marketing, and global operations. blinkx’s innovative search technology redefines traditional search technology by understanding and linking to relevant information anywhere and in any format. blinkx automatically links information from computer files and can suggest content from news sites, the internet, video, and blogs.
“blinkx technology will fundamentally change the way people find and use information — on the Internet and on their own computers,” said Opzoomer. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me, and I’m excited to lead blinkx into its next phase. I look forward to working with the management team to create new commercial opportunities for the company.”
In announcing Opzoomer’s appointment, blinkx co-founder Suranga Chandratillake said, “Mark embodies all of the characteristics necessary to drive the expansion of blinkx. His experience within the search industry is unparalleled, and his combination of strategic abilities and operational excellence make him the perfect person to lead our management team.”