Google Strengthens Visual Search Team with Plink

April 12, 2010

The fastest way to get technology and staff is to buy a company. Google, according to AFP, grabbed UK based Plink, a search system for “artwork” and pictures. You can read “Google Buys Visual Search Start-Up Plink” and get some basics. (Yahoo News links often go dead, so you may have to do some hunting for the story.) I am at an undisclosed location east of Italy and I don’t have my full Overflight service available. Some basics:

The company will keep its mobile app, but:

we won’t be updating the app and will instead focus our development efforts on Google Goggles, so you’ll see new functionality appearing there in the future.

Google has a clutch of patent documents and technical papers that address visual search, image recognition, and video segmenting. Google is moving beyond text.

Stephen E Arnold, April 12, 2010

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