News tagged with visual search

US tightens guidance for online search ads

A US consumer watchdog agency told Internet search engines Tuesday to ensure they differentiate between search results and paid advertising, to steer clear of "deceptive" practices.

Jun 25, 2013
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Google buys visual search start-up Plink

US giant Google has moved to strengthen its visual search engine tool Google Goggles with the purchase of start-up Plink for an undisclosed amount, Plink's founders announced on Monday.

Apr 12, 2010
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Google image search gets a 'swirl'

Google Labs on Tuesday brought more focus to finding pictures online, adding a "Swirl" tool that automatically groups similar images into categories presented on results pages.

Nov 17, 2009
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Microsoft swaps pictures for text in some searches

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is testing a way to display some search results as galleries of moveable images instead of text links, part of its ongoing attempt to differentiate its Bing search engine from Google.

Sep 14, 2009
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