Google, had interest in Riya site for its excellent method of image facial recognition and tagging for consumers. But, google gave a U turn to the company and left it in a mess.
Apparently the company Riya was shut down and it gave birth to Like.com, which generated almost $50 million within a year. This made Google to return back to Like.com and is reportedly in the final stage of capturing it for $100 million.
Techcrunch adds, “What we can’t quite figure out is why Google is buying Like.com. It doesn’t fit neatly into mobile or their new social strategy like so many of their recent acquisitions. Like.com does have real visual search technology though. Perhaps Google, which has experimented with visual search, likes what it sees.”
Lol, this seems funny on why Google wants it. But i bet Google is not a fool. No way! Google has dominated the entire web industry. If Google has motive to buy a site not just like.com ,any website, they sure will have a deep reason behind it.
One of my friends says,”If Google feels some one may come close to its applications, they either buy it or close it down”