visual search

Pinterest hires a new head of computer vision

As Pinterest increasingly tries to sell itself as a startup specialized in computer vision that it plugs into visual discovery, it's continuing to pick up additional pieces to help continue to build t

Syte.ai’s new API makes visual search accessible to more online fashion retailers

Earlier this year, Syte.ai, which develops visual search technology for fashion brands, raised $8 million from investors including top Asian tech firms NHN, Line Corp. and Naver. Now it’s unveiling

Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet

Looking for what to wear is one of the bigger use cases on Pinterest, but as the company looks to make the process of getting the right content to users more seamless, it's been increasingly focusing

eBay launches visual search tools that let you shop using photos from your phone or web

eBay today is launching two new visual search tools that will allow online shoppers to use photos they snap, have saved on their phone, or even those they find while browsing the web or other social n

Asos adds search-by-photo to its fashion ecommerce app

Computer vision continues to find its way into all sorts of apps as the underlying tech powering convenience-oriented image searches. Latest -- and it must be said late -- to the party is fashion ecom

Google Image Search gets more like Pinterest by connecting you to recipes, products and more

A day after Pinterest rolled out an update that put its visual search feature in the front-and-center of its app, Google announced it, too, is giving its visual search engine an upgrade. The company

Ebay to launch visual search tools for finding products using photos from your phone or web

Ebay this morning announced its plans to introduce new image search capabilities that will allow the company to better compete with the likes of Pinterest, Google and Amazon, all of which already supp

Wayfair takes on Pinterest with its own visual search engine for home furnishings

Pinterest and Google's recent moves to leverage visual search technologies to connect consumers with products have not gone unnoticed by those in the e-commerce business. One company, Wayfair, is taki

Whirlpool acquires Yummly, the recipe search engine last valued at $100M

Some consolidation in the world of subject-specific search and social networks, as a legacy player from the world of white goods makes a play for a wider audience. The Whirlpool Corporation — t

How Pinterest’s visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine

Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked, and leveled the playing field for wh

Crunch Report | HBO NOW Passes 2 Million Subscribers

HBO NOW passes 2 million subscribers, Trident Capital Cybersecurity raises a $300 million fund, Pinterest adds new visual search features and Y Combinator now takes recommendations from anyone. All th

Craves’ new fashion app tells you what the celebs are wearing and finds you similar items

Want to have a wardrobe like Tay-tay’s? You can now, thanks to Craves. The company is today debuting a mobile fashion application that takes advantage of visual search technology to identify

Craves’ Visual Shopping App Helps You Find Clothes You Love Just By Snapping Photos

While there are a number of applications on the market that let you scan barcodes in order to compare prices, a new fashion-focused app called Craves launching today instead lets you just snap photos

Gilt Groupe Founder Kevin Ryan Unveils His Latest Startup With Kontor, A Houzz For Office Design

Serial entrepreneur Kevin Ryan has founded a number of businesses, including Gilt Groupe, Business Insider, database firm MongoDB, and wedding registry startup Zola. That experience has given him more

Slyce Snatches Up Mobile Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

Visual search provider Slyce is expanding its lineup of mobile applications taking advantage of its proprietary image recognition technology with the acquisition of popular mobile couponing app SnipS

Visual Search Company Slyce Buys Pounce For $5M To Build “Amazon Firefly” For The Rest Of Retail

Tel Aviv-based Pounce, a mobile shopping app that surfaces deals from retailers, as well as a way to shop print ads and catalogs from your smartphone, has been acquired by visual search company Slyce

Pinterest Rival Fancy Gets Fancier With “Match By Color” Visual Search

High-end design, fashion and travel-focused Pinterest rival <a href="http://www.thefancy.com/">The Fancy</a> is rolling out several new features today, including a new slideshow option, the addition

Disrupt Winner Qwiki Is In The Middle Of Raising A Quick $8 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/qwiki-31.jpg"> <a href="http://qwiki.com">Qwiki</a>, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/09/27/qwiki/">visual search startup</a> th

Kooaba's Reality Augmented With $3 Million Funding

<img alt="" src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0003/5383/35383v4-max-250x250.png" class="alignleft" width="250" height="47" />A Swiss startup offering mobile visual search and augmen