I’m not sure if publishers are going to like Pixsy.com or not, but the new image search engine hopes to index millions of thumbnail images collected from RSS feeds, according to CNET.
For example, visitors can click a logo of the New York Times on the Web on Pixsy.com to see a collection of the publisher’s latest photos, which are then linked to news stories on the publisher’s Web site. People can also type in the search box, “George Clooney,” to see photos of the Academy Award-winning actor, linked to all the latest stories about him.
It will be interesting to see reaction. Google has already faced a law suit because of its indexing of images. Smaller search engines seem to be an even bigger target for publishers not happy with having their content stored elsewhere.