After years of taking a back seat to easier-to-crawl HTML pages, multimedia files are beginning to gain respect among search engines.
The spotlight this week turned to video, whether streaming or downloadable, as Yahoo Inc. late Wednesday posted an early test version of video search to its Yahoo Next site for public prototypes. Meanwhile, a much-smaller rival, Blinkx Inc., on Thursday unveiled a service that can transcribe video to make its contents searchable. Read more at eWeek
A test version of Yahoo's new search engines can be found here