Remake of Riya comes out as cool way to search for jewelry, handbags, clothes and other items

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Take one URL that costs $100,000, 250 servers, a room full of PhD’s, a hot visual search technology (this is the team that built the groundbreaking Riya face detection technology) and add some keen insights from users and you get Like.com. Like is a remarkable search experience - one where you use images to search for things. Here Riya’s CEO, Munjal Shah, explains what makes this search technology different than all others.


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97 Responses to “Remake of Riya comes out as cool way to search for jewelry, handbags, clothes and other items”

  1. Techcrunch » Blog Archive » Riya’s Like.com Is First True Visual Image Search Says:

    […] Robert Scoble at Podtech interviewed Riya CEO Munjal Shah on video in preparation for the launch. See the interview here, and a product demo here. […]

  2. CrunchNotes » Riya Manipulates Bloggers to Nail a Product Launch Says:

    […] Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 […]

  3. Advanced Technology Products Interactive » Blog Archive » Like Visual search. Says:

    […] People talking: Scoble, Techcrunch, GigaOm, Dan Farber, Webware, Scobleshow interview of the ceo, Scobleshow product demo. Share and Enjoy:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

  4. Paul B Says:

    Wow! I loved the explanation of how they’ve come from Riya to like.com. Munjal sounds like a very smart, intelligent and switched on guy - one of those people you’d love to meet someday!

  5. TechCrunch en français » Riya lance Like.com, le premier vrai moteur de recherche visuel Says:

    […] Robert Scoble de chez Podtech a interviewé le Président de Riya, Munjal Shah, sur la vidéo de lancement du service. Vous pouvez voir l’interview ici, et la démo du produit ici. […]

  6. TechCrunch Japanese アーカイブ » RiyaのLike.comは最初のホンモノのイメージ検索 Says:

    […] PodtechのRobert Scoble がRiya のCEO・Munjal Shah ローンチに先立ってビデオインタビューしている。インタビューはここで、サービスのデモはここで見られる。 […]

  7. A Different Face of Riya « Like the Ocean Says:

    […] Update : Scoble has and interesting interview with Munjal CEO, Riya & Like @ ScoleShow. The story behind obtaining the domain name was interesting (somewhere in the initial 10 mins of the video). Technorati Tags: images based search - riya - like - visual search   […]

  8. Riya Returns | The Last Podcast Says:

    […] TechCrunch has a review, and Scoble did a podcast and got a prodcut demo as well. […]

  9. Ben Scoble Says:

    With those interviewing techniques, Scoble is the destined to be the next Charlie Rose!

  10. Denken Über » Relaciones Públicas 2.0 para un startup 2.0 Says:

    […] Ahora, ¿que fue lo genial de la estrategia de comunicación? simple, eligió presentar el producto en un evento SOLO a un par de referentes en la blogosfera. […]

  11. Riya’s Like.com Is First True Visual Image Search » JenIT Says:

    […] Robert Scoble at Podtech interviewed Riya CEO Munjal Shah on video in preparation for the launch. See the interview here, and a product demo here. […]

  12. Bourland.com » A Spectacular Launch of a New Tech Product … and they didn’t spend a dime! Says:

    […] 1) Line up a video interview with Robert Scoble on ScobleShow. 2) While you’re at it, do a demo for ScobleShow. 3) Get a TechCrunch profile of your new product to show up the day of the launch. 4) Have Scoble plug the demo, interview and TechCrunch writeup on Scobleizer.com. […]

  13. Naik’s News » Riya’s Like.com Is First True Visual Image Search Says:

    […] Robert Scoble at Podtech interviewed Riya CEO Munjal Shah on video in preparation for the launch. See the interview here, and a product demo here. […]

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  15. Like.com - Visual search, high end apparel and a $100K URL « Watched item ending soon Says:

    […] January 21st, 2007 Like.com uses a visual search engine developed by Riya.com. It’s interesting that their first commercial application of visual search is an apparel and accessories shopping comparison site that shows matching results offered by etailers like Amazon, Raffaelo and SmartBargains. Raffaelo offers Italian designer products like Prada, Gucci and Fendi. You can find a few lower end brands like Tommy Hilfiger on Like.com, but not many. No eBay items are displayed despite Riya CEO Munjal Shah’s long history with eBay which began when he founded Andale, an auction management service. […]

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  17. Is the Google approach to tagging correct? | Dr. Doubt ! Says:

    […] So as usual, Google will push an algorithm-driven, machine-powered approach to this problem as well. But here is where things get tricky. Its a bit like image recognition where Munjal Shah says they have reached the limits of what could be achieved. After all, the best image recognition algorithms exist in the human brain. […]

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