Google Likes, a four-year-old startup in San Mateo, CA, that created a “visual shopping” site underpinned by sophisticated computer vision and machine learning algorithms, has been acquired by Google, according to an announcement on Like’s website. “We see joining Google as a way to supersize our vision and supercharge our passion,” CEO and co-founder Munjal Shah wrote in the announcement. Terms of the deal were not revealed. The 24-employee company had raised at least $54 million in venture backing from Bay Partners, BlueRun Ventures, Crosslink Capital, First Round Capital, Leapfrog Ventures, and Menlo Ventures.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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