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Google likes Like.com, buys visual search team

Another acquisition for Google: this time turning to visual search and e-commerce engine Like.com, which could help Google's product and image search sites.

By August 20, 2010


AdMob, Like.com land funding rounds

Mobile advertising company AdMob and e-commerce company Like.com each snag third-round funding, despite serving sectors that face a mounting challenge in this economy.

By October 22, 2008


Like.com: Neat site or serious search tool?

Does Like.com "visual image search" increase the likelihood of shoppers being paired with what they will buy, or is it simply another cool-but-useless application?

By August 15, 2007


Riya launches Like.com, visual search for shoppers

Riya is launching its next product, Like.com, a visual catalog and search tool for consumer goods.

By November 8, 2006


Google Buzz to close, along with Google Labs

A day after announcing Google Plus has 40m users, Google has announced it's to close Buzz, its previous effort at social networking.

By October 14, 2011


Google's Buzz kill completes shift to Google+

The Web giant announces plans to shutter Google Buzz, a previous social-networking attempt that went wanting for users, in the next few weeks.

By October 14, 2011


Google's $12.5B hookup with Motorola Mobility (roundup)

Android's parent comes a-calling for the handset maker as the stakes heat up for dominance in the smartphone sector. CNET and its sister sites bring you in-depth coverage.

By August 18, 2011


Google just bought itself patent protection

Google is spending $12.5 billion on Motorola Mobility in what looks like an attempt to fight back in a mounting patent war against its Android operating system.

By August 15, 2011


Google launches Boutiques.com shopping search

Almost completely stripped of Google branding, the new shopping search site aims to use algorithms to determine preference and enable "discovery" in niches of shopping that aren't easily boiled down to specs and numbers.

By November 17, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 1292: You're a Koobface (podcast)

Happy 15th birthday to Internet Explorer and AT&T says Net neutrality is indeed onerous and it's all for Verizon and Google's proposal (um, duh). The Facebook "dislike" button finally launches, but it's a scam; WiFi-sniffing aerial drones are the new black, and we celebrate 50 years of broadcasting to the world the following: "looking for a good planet to plunder? Call Earth."

By August 16, 2010