Posted November 18, 2005 9:04 am by with 0 comments

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According to eWeek, Google is said to be interested in buying Riya/Ojos Inc., a maker of photo searching technology.

The rumored deal spotlights how search engines are focusing more on the caliber of their services, rather than just building the most extensive possible catalog of Internet locales.

Riya’s products can supposedly identify faces and read the text captured in photos. That level of recognition is a quantum leap for Internet search engines, now organizing photos and videos mainly based on written descriptions.

Let’s see how this pans out, shall we. Is this another un-founded rumor, or are we starting to see a news leak problem at Google (or a deliberate effort).