Blinkx signs Microsoft pact from Reuters covers how video search company Blinkx is expected to announce today a partnership with Microsoft to power Microsoft's video search needs, such as at Windows Live Search Videos.
Interestingly, Blinkx is to get a licensing fee rather than a cut of revenues. Licensing fees for search results largely died out around 2001.
Microsoft Live's video search is currently powered by AOL Truveo technology (compare a search for cars on Windows Live Video to AOL's Truveo-powered SearchVideo and you'll see the results are the same). Microsoft said last month it was planning to develop its own video search tech.