Visual search

visual search engines are getting more and more useful and popular. So popular that Google is said to be interested to acquire them, according to today’s news on the Wall Street Journal Europe.

Like.com is a comparison-shopping website from California, that allow the users find cloths that look alike (see the picture below). A similar function, based on image recognition technology, is offered by the Pixazza Inc. that “helps Web users purchase products they see in photos on some celebrity or home-design sites” (WSJE).

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