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 the producer and host of the podcast Soonish and a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @soonishpodcast

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