Gazopa, a search engine that uses features from an image to retrieve similar images, has been in private beta since it launched during TechCrunch50 last year. To recap, Gazopa lets users upload a picture, enter a URL of an image, create a drawing or right-click on an image anywhere on the web (via a plug-in) and retrieves similar images. A thumbnail of a video is enough to look for similar… → Read More
Japan, the world’s third biggest Internet market in terms of web users (following China and the US), disappointed at last year’s TechCrunch40 conference with no company from Nippon presenting in San Francisco at all. But this year, the country bounced back, with a total of three companies having been selected as TechCrunch50 finalists and two others as DemoPit companies.
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Michael Arrington introduced the Hitachi-backed service with a warning to judge Bradley Horowitz from Google, saying: “Brad, you’re gonna hate the next company, seriously” (a tongue-in-cheek statement since Horowitz got his PhD in graphics and image processing).
Gazopa uses proprietary… → Read More