R.J. Pittman on Google's Plans to Index the World's Images
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As it seeks to monetize the exploding universe of uploaded images to the Web, which Google says is nearing one trillion, it is developing image processing to more effectively search and organize images. Presently, photos are indexed primarily by text and other metadata. In May, Google announced plans to begin matching images from its fast-growing Google Image Search with display ads. Google's R.J. Pittman explains the company's plans to capture and index pictures.