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More proof Google might buy Riya ?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, August 9, 2006
13 years ago7,000 views

1. Google did register googleriya.com

2. According to this "Norvig discussed work being done on image processing in an attempt at "face localization" to determine from group photos, where a photo was taken. Identification of people on the web can't be done so easily. The best they've reliably achieved is to determine if a face is that of a male or a female."

webpronews.com/topnews/topnews ...

It would make a nice addition to Picasa and Picasa Web Albums (and ofcourse Google Image Search)

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sohil that would be great – Maybe that's why Matt Cutts isn't answering my question in blogoscoped.com/forum/59472.ht ... ?!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think that they are just roping in all the " google"regsitered domains..

Gary price has already referenced this..

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Roping in all the Google domains is interesting, but why Riya. Why not some other thing like Kosmix.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

...be'coz its already been squatted on!!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sohil, read this thread

blogoscoped.com/forum/60779.ht ...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

/pd, I did. But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sohil : then by the same logic, can it be deemed truthfull that google will have a new service called as "goggleearht.com" ??

..or for that matter of fact, may buy "gogleautomat.com" , that would be the askimatic platform from WP ??

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Well eearht is possibly a miss-spelling of Earth.

Automat. Sure then. I found it interesting that Riya was in there specifically at the same time Google said they were working on Similar Technology.

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Riya seems like a perfect match for Google. The company is still small but has some amazing technology. A Google/Riya connection seems very logical to me.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ya, It was more or less what I was thinking. It would be nice if this actually materialised.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I don't think Google would buy GoogleBlabla.com because they don't see competition as they don't release a product by the name "blabla". With GoogleEearht.com they could see competition as it is typosquatting a real product of theirs, drawing users, adding confusion. So why would they buy GoogleRiya.com if not for defending against collisions... meaning they want to acquire Riya? But of course, it's not the only possibility...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I know but Why Riya ? Can Riya sue ?

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think Google would only do it if they were in talks with Riya

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It seems to me that when you use a professional domain service like Mark Monitor they aren't going to just register the domain unless it clears some legal checks and balances. To have them park the domain before they offical announce the buyout seems a little foward. It sounds like Google and Riya might have at minmum a licence agreement going on here if not more.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I don't think the exit at Riya is Google. My cuts on Riya have been documented here;

peterdawson.typepad.com/blog/2 ...
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peterdawson.typepad.com/blog/2 ...
peterdawson.typepad.com/blog/2 ...

Riya is a good value propistion -but Riya is a different value prop's in terms of culture and mindset!!

Riya will lead as an independant image mangement entity. Anyhoot , IMHO – thats what I perceive :)_

frankmc [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I see you feel there's a moral problem with downloading with alltunes, saying the artist doesn't get the money, perhaps you need to talk to some artist's about who gets the money, you'll find a lot of it goes to marketing and promotional companies who get the talent out, so a fail to see what the problem is if alltunes set about doing just that. The Artist gets plenty from live concerts as a result of this promotional work.

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]frankmc – Interesting point of view, but posted in the wrong place :)-

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