Many of you have asked us where the name “TinEye” originated. We’ll give you a quick hint: ROBOTS. We at Idée love robots, machines, and all things mechanical. In fact, our office is filled with mechanical friends! So a little history: back in 2000 when we were brainstorming cool names for our image recognition technology, … Continue reading TinEye: What’s in a name?
Yahoo is not a search company. Neither is Google. Continue reading Famous words
Well it is about time that the Google folks mimicked the Canadian search giants – yes, that us! Google introduced colour search to image searching. Nice. Of course it will be awesome! Still no multicolour on Google but you can try a simple hack to get the poor man’s multicolour on Google: search for a … Continue reading Google + colour searching
As most of you know, TinEye is our reverse image search engine. Go ahead try it, it does not bite and does quite a bit of searching too. We released our TinEye Firefox add on a few months ago and today it has close to 13,000 downloads! Continue reading TinEye firefox add-on
That would be the user generated content conference in February 2009 in California. I will be speaking at the conference and I am looking forward to it. I am surrounded by user generated content: open source software in the software space, wikipedia, flickr and creative commons, ThinkBig, just to name a few. I am looking … Continue reading It is personal
Oh yeah we all knew that: our multicolor search is not for the communist! Jason made my day! Continue reading Multicolor Search: not for the communist!
not my words… but the musings of Kevin Maney: More than likely, Google is untouchable until some company — a start-up, I’ll bet — redefines what search is in a way that makes us feel like Google’s broad, unfiltered text search is old and cumbersome. The way we felt about DOS after the Mac appeared, … Continue reading Google’s Impenetrable (For Now) Position
The way to fight Google is to stop feeding it and to start competing with it. Continue reading Competing with Google
The Globe and Mail has an excellent article about Google @10. Continue reading Google @10
and the web is a very very big place: Google is indexing 1 trillion (as in 1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once! To keep up with this volume of information, our systems have come a long way since the first set of web data Google processed to answer queries. Back then, we did … Continue reading Google hits a milestone: