Google acquired Like.Com


Like.com, successful internet startup in California, founded by Munjal Shah before 6 years back. Now,it is purchased by Google.

Like.com is e-commerce application. It allows customer to browse different varieties of clothing wares, cosmetics and other accessories through internet.  What is appealing here is the way you browse all items on web site. Site calls itself ‘Shop visually’. User can browse all items in different ways. Use can browse items categorized by price, brand, color, type.

Metaweb and ITAsoftware are two companies acquired by Google before Like.com .
I like publish words of Munjal after joining Google from like.com

"Like has been acquired by Google.
Since 2006, Like.com has been moving the frontiers of eCommerce forward one step at a time. We were the first to bring visual search to shopping, the first to build an automated cross-matching system for clothing, and more. We didn’t stop there, and don’t have plans to stop now. We see joining Google as a way to supersize our vision and super change our passion. This is something we are truly excited about.

Along the way we built a team that was not just hard working but obsesses with mission at hand. We are so very proud of this team, and deserve all the credit for how far we have some. In addition, there are many folks outside the company who have been pivotal to our success. All the Lik.com alumni are incredible folks who left our little company better than they found it. Our investors were patient, insightful, and supportive of our plans to build a bigger platform. Our merchant partners were cutting edge and innovative, and in many cases they were willing to try new approaches and new technologies to better the user experience.

Creating a start up is like painting an Impressionist canvas: on the one hand you try and reflect what the world looks like, and on the other you try and enrich – and maybe even change – it with your creation. I think we achieved a little bit of both at Like.com

Sincerely,
Munjal."

About Munjal Shah
Founder of companies Riya.com, Covet.com and Like.com, has received masters from Stanford University and graduation from University of California. He is famed for starting company from zero and growing revenue to billions.
History of Like.Com

He started his entrepreneurship career with company “Round Zero” in 1997. His next company Riya.com was based on Visual Image recognition. Google was on the way to purchase Riya, but turned back and acquired technology called ‘Neven’. It had number of patents on face and image recognition. Technology used ahead by Google in Picasa and Google Earth.
Even though, Riya couldn’t do well, it turned to be base for next successful company ‘Like.com’. This company has shown revenue of $ 50 m in 2009.

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