Plink has been acquired by Google
In last December, a cool Android apps “Plink Art” won $100,000 from “Android Developer Challenge” as the #1 winner in the Education/Reference category, and now, the developer Plink company, which designs the cloud-based image search engine based on one of the world’s leading academic computer vision labs, has been acquired by Google. This acquisition shows that Google thinking highly of the visual search engine.
“Google has already shown that it’s serious about investing in this space with Google Goggles, and for the Plink team the opportunity to take our algorithms to Google-scale was just too exciting to pass up”, said by Plink founder in their blog. “We’re looking forward to helping the Goggles team build a visual search engine that works not just for paintings or book covers, but for everything you see around you.” So we have a reason to believe a better “Plink Art” App will be available in the near future.
Plink makes visual search engines that let you find out more about something just by taking a photo of it.
About Plink Art
Plink Art is an app for identifying, discovering and sharing art. Take a photo of a painting, and the Plink Art servers will try to identify it. You can also browse our database of artwork by keyword or timeline and share your discoveries with friends.
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