Internet giant Google has declared that it acquired British start-up Plink, which owns PlinkArt, a visual-search engine that allows users to use pictures to search for related content on the Web.
PlinkArt, which allows its users to identify a work of art by capturing a photo of it with their phone, was founded by Mark Cummins and James Philbin.
Commenting on the deal, Anil Hansjee from Google said, “It's time to be much more optimistic about the European tech startup scene," said Anil Hansjee from Google.”
It was Google’s first ever acquisition in Britain. Google is going on with its new strategy to acquire at least one company per month.
Last December, Plink bagged a prize of $100,000 from Google after it Google selected it as the best reference app for Google Android mobile phones.