Google buys visual search start-up Plink

Google Goggles and Plink both allow people to carry out web searches on artwork
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.

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.

Google Goggles and Plink both allow people to carry out web searches on artwork simply by taking a photo of a using a mobile telephone.

"The visual search engines of today can do some pretty cool things but they still have a long, long way to go," Plink's founders Mark Cummins and James Philbin said on their company's website.

"We’re looking forward to helping the Goggles team build a visual that works not just for paintings or book covers but for everything you see around you."


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