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Google Plunks Down for Plink

Google, the search giant has picked up Plink, the maker of an Android application that can recognize and identify artwork.

“The visual search engines of today can do some pretty cool things, but they still have a long way to go,” Plink said in a statement announcing the deal. “We’re looking forward to helping the Goggle’s team build a visual search engine that works not just for paintings or book covers, but for everything you see around you.”

The deal was Google’s first British acquisition, would bring the popular PlinkArt application for Google’s mobile phone in-house. Plink would not be updating the Application focusing instead on adding new features to Google’s Goggles.