Yahoo buys image search specialty startup
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Yahoo on Monday confirmed that it has bought image search specialty startup IQ Engines to add the company's technology to its Flickr photo service.
"IQ Engines is joining the Flickr team at Yahoo," the startup said in a message at its website.
"As longtime Flickr fans and fellow photography enthusiasts, we look forward to working on improving photo organisation and search for the community."
IQ Engines is known for software that analyses, sorts, and categorizes images using techniques including facial recognition. In May, Yahoo unveiled a dusted-off design of its Flickr photo platform with chief executive Marissa Mayer saying her goal was to make the online service "awesome again."