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Google set to acquire Like.com

It sounds like Google is in the final stages of talks to acquire Like.com.
Written by Garett Rogers, Inactive on

It sounds like Google is in the final stages of talks to acquire Like.com. The technology being eyed up by Google is visual search -- the remnants of a company that used to search for people by face called Riya.

Like TechCrunch says, the reasoning behind the acquisition isn't quite clear -- it doesn't really fit with the other recent acquisitions (in the social space) Google has made in the last few months.

If the deal goes through, $100 million will buy them a pretty powerful visual search engine, but Google's already been working on one of their own. If you have an Android device, you should be able to download Google Goggles -- a visual search engine created by Google.

What do you think they will use Like.com for?

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