Idee Inc launched TinEye today that uses proprietary image search technology to allow users to search for images with an image. The search engine is currently available only in closed beta at www.tineye.com.
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TinEye is being called the world’s first image identification based Internet search engine. The search engine runs on Amazon’s EC2 and S3 platforms for scalability. Searches are run with images from the Internet or photo.
"Today our new image identification based search engine allows users to search over 487 million images in mere seconds," said Leila Boujnane, Idee CEO and co-founder, "but that is just the beginning. Our unparalleled image identification technology will enable millions of users worldwide to search for images like never before."