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Acquired byGoogle
Date8/2010

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Websitelike.com
Blogfacebook.com/S.Ha...
Twitter@hiloaloha
CategorySearch
Phone650-638-9705
Emailtalbi_brahime@hot...
Employees22,145,854
Founded6/1986
DescriptionVisual Search for products

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San Mateo Office
3 Waters Park Drive
San Mateo, CA, 94403
USA

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CEO & Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Vice President, Business Development and Sales
VP of Biz Dev & Operations
Board Member
Board of Directors
board of directors
Board of Directors

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Weardrobe, 11/2009

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Like.com

Unlike most other image search engines (including Google image search), like.com indexes images based on more than simple metadata and tags. Using Riya’s image recognition technology, like.com can search through a library of products and find ones similar to the look of any selected product. Users can shop for shoes, bags, watches, jewelry, clothes and much more without even typing in search terms if they choose.

For image search queries Like.com matches users’ searches with similar or identical objects by comparing each object’s visual signature. These signatures are mathematical representations of images using 10,000 variables .Currently there are two ways to search Like.com with at least one more planned for the future. Users can click on products displayed on the Like.com page to find similar products, or users can type in a descriptive phrase. Typing “Collar Long Sleeve Shirt” will prompt Like.com to translate those descriptive words into mathematical variables which constitute an object’s visual signature and then find similar signatures.

In the future, Like.com will allow users to upload images as search queries expanding the number of possible searches to any product image online.

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Like.com

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Websitelike.com
Blogblog.like.com
StageLive
Launch DateMay 17, 1995
Closed DateMay 17, 1995
Closed Posthttps://www.facebook.com/altras.elzamalek
Tags imagerecognition, visualshopping

Unlike most other image search engines (including Google image search), like.com indexes images based on more than simple metadata and tags. Using Riya’s image recognition technology, like.com can search through a library of products and find ones similar to the look of any selected product. Users can shop for shoes, bags, watches, jewelry, clothes and much more without even typing in search terms if they choose.

For image search queries Like.com matches users’ searches with similar or identical objects by comparing each object’s “visual signature”. These signatures are “mathematical representations of images using 10,000 variables”.Currently there are two ways to search Like.com with at least one more planned for the future. Users can click on products displayed on the Like.com page to find similar products, or users can type in a descriptive phrase. Typing “Collar Long Sleeve Shirt” will prompt Like.com to translate those descriptive words into mathematical variables which constitute an object’s visual signature and then find similar signatures.

In the future, Like.com will allow users to upload images as search queries expanding the number of possible searches to any product image online.

Like.com screenshot
Above: Like.com
Uploaded: 3/9/08

Riya

Websiteriya.com
Tags search

Riya was a facial recognition service that first launched in late 2005. It was deadpooled in August 2009.

Like.com screenshot
Above: Riya Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Like.com screenshot
Above: Riya Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 2/5/08
Like.com screenshot
Above: Riya shutdown notice
Uploaded: 8/14/09

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  1. It's Official: Google Acquires Like.com (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Visual Shopping Engine Like.com Raises $3.3 Million (paidcontent.org) [edit]
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  5. Like.com Closes $32 Million Third Round; Got In Before The Bust (paidcontent.org) [edit]
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