Google verified that it has obtained Like.com, whose visual search engine facilitates people to go with clothes and other attire online and buy them from sellers.
Economic conditions were not revealed, although TechCrunch assumed the agreement is in the neighborhood of $100 million.
Last August 20, the Like.com CEO and founder Munjal Shah publicized the contract on the Like.com home page. A Google representative informed eWEEK: “We are satisfied and eager to welcome Like.com to Google, where they will work intimately with our business team.”
Exploration engines, for instance, Google and Microsoft’s Bing, and e-commerce locations such as Amazon.com perform an excellent job floating up products like books, electronics and DVDs, usually purchased online based on evaluations and ranking.
According to Like.com, it makes use of computer vision and machine education skill to promote “soft goods” or individuals that are procures based on a customer’s private technique and “whether the item matches a team to present tendency and outlook of the style best.”
We have built up machinery that lets us identify with visually what conditions like “red high-heeled pumps” and “floral attractive sleeveless dress” connotes and produced algorithms to appreciate whether those pumps harmonize or disagree with that dress.”
Effectively, Google has get hold of a visual explore engine for fashionistas. Whereas Google would not say what strategy to do with the machinery the Google representative went down indication in this declaration:
“At the same time as Like.com will work its Websites unconnectedly in the near time, we are eager concerning the machinery they have constructed and the domain capability they will convey to Google as we go on to work on constructing huge e-commerce familiarities for our consumers, advertisers and associates.”
The technology of Like.com could be useful to Google’s Product Search similarity shopping Website, which is in beta, or Google’s Commerce Search engine for sellers.
Google is spending tremendously in computer vision machinery, which facilitates visual search, for the desktop and mobile machine.
Google got visual art search engine Plink. This machinery is being utilized to make stronger Google Goggles, the mobile visual search request Google started in advance this year.
Hartmut Neven, maker of Goggles purchases his business Neven Vison to Google in 2006, permits consumers search for data concerning objects and sites by shattering pictures with their smartphone camera.
Google’s undertaking resources arm also provided in Pixazza, which assists Web users buy products they observe in photos on Websites.