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Pinterest Acquires VisualGraph And Its Visual Search Technology Pinterest Acquires VisualGraph And Its Visual Search Technology

Pinterest announced today that it has acquired VisualGraph, an image recognition and visual search technology startup. “VisualGraph’s two employees — founder Kevin Jing and colleague David Liu — will be joining the Pinterest engineering team today,” a spokesperson for Pinterest …

This Is How You Use Instagram To Sell Products This Is How You Use Instagram To Sell Products

Bolthouse Farms is utilizing Instagram for a pretty interesting campaign, encouraging users to snap pictures of its products, tag it with pre-determined hashtags, and get money-saving coupons to use toward the products. Instagram recently launched its ad platform, but this …

Google Makes Progress in Image Recognition
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Today at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference in Miami, Google released a new research paper that looks at building a web-scale landmark-recognition engine. This could lay the groundwork for some interesting advancements in image search.

"To be clear up front, this is a research paper, not a new Google product, but we still think it’s cool," says Jay Yagnik, Head of Computer Vision Research.