Yahoo Buys Image Recognition Startup

The team from IQ Engines will most likely join Yahoo's Flickr team

Yahoo’s shopping spree continues and the company has announced the acquisition of IQ Engines, an image recognition service.

As many other companies and services that have been bought by Yahoo in recent months, IQ Engines has closed its sign-ups and will shut down its API in the next 30 days, TechCrunch reports.

The company specializes in helping tag and organize photos and it has produced Glow, which is an image recognition platform. It tells you what a scene, object, landmark, text and who a person in any photograph is, which can be a useful feature to have both in mobile and web apps.

The team at IQ Engines will, of course, most likely join Flickr, Yahoo’s photo service.

In the last few months, Yahoo has acquired dozens of companies, including Tumblr, GoPollGo, Sumly, Astrid, and many others.

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