UK visual search company Plink has been acquired by Google

Launched just four months ago, visual search engine company Plink has been acquired by Google. Their first product, PlinkArt, which enables you to identify paintings and artworks with  a snap from your phone’s camera, will continue to be available for download and work as it currently does today. However, Plink will not be updating the app and will instead focus their development efforts on Google Goggles; Googles visual search engine. Plink founders Mark Cummins and James Philbin will join Google.

Aprox. Value:  Undisclosed
Acquirer:  Google
ACQ Web: 
Location:  USA, California
Region:  North Amerca
Description:  Internet search, e-mail, online mapping, office productivity, social networking, video sharing
Category:  Search
Contact:  Eric E. Schmidt, Chairman & CEO
Vendor:  Plink
Vendor Web:
Other Web Links: Twitter
Location:  UK, Oxford
Region:  Europe
Description:  Plink makes visual search engines that let you find out more about something just by taking a photo of it. Our first product, PlinkArt, enables you to identify paintings and artworks with just a snap from your phone’s camera.
Category: Search
Contact 1:  Mark Cummins, founder
Contact 2:  James Philbin, founder 
Link: Announcement on Plink’s Blog

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