The Times of London sure seems to be making a lot of search-related deals of late. Today, Netimperative reports that the they've signed a partnership agreement with The Times Online) to offer a co-branded version of Blinkx that utilizes Blinkx's Smart Search technology. This includes a multimedia and desktop search component as well as the ability to set-up Smart Folders and have articles of interested delivered directly to your computer. You can learn more about The Times/Blinkx deal here. It was just a week ago when we blogged about MSN Search UK powering web search on the Times Online aite. An MSN Search box is now visible on The Times web site.
BlinkTV, another part of the Blinkx service also continues to add more video content to their database including a recent announcement to make college lectures and other special presentations searchable. BlinkxTV also offers podcast search.