- Google muscles in on Canadian startup:
As the creator of TinEye [Idee´s Leila Boujnane] had a feeling Google would one day add similar functionalities to its flagship search engine.
On Tuesday, Google took the wraps off a series of upgrades which included Search By Image, an extension of the company’s Google Goggles image recognition technology.
Amit Singhal, a Google Fellow who led the search upgrade announcement, said in an interview that some of the technology contained in Search By Image came from the company’s Google Goggle project and that Google wasn’t aware of TinEye’s service [yeah, dream on].
"If there are small, intelligent technology startups that can reduce the time to development, we clearly talk to them and we look at their innovation out there, and we acquire numerous companies. In cases where we feel we can just do a much better job of building something that we want to build, and we just put together a team and build it."
Matt Hartley/Canadian Financial Post.