Google acquires Plink (visual search software)

Companies in Relationship

Google, Plink

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 4/10

Consideration: not disclosed

Google acquired Plink, a visual search engine developer. Plink’s first product is PlinkArt, an art recognition application for the Android mobile phone. The application focuses on identifying artwork through photographs submitted by users. The application will remain on the Android application market, but will not be updated further. Plink’s founders, Mark Cummins and James Philbin, will both join Google to work on Google Goggles, a mobile search application that shares some of the functionality of PlinkArt.


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