Google Goggles Can Now Read Print Ads and Play Sudoku!

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Google Goggles is simply the coolest!

Of all the mobile applications that Google has come out with in the past couple of years, Google Goggles is definitely one of the coolest. You point your smartphone at any object, and Google attempts to figure out what it is — and it’s actually pretty good at it. And now it’s gaining two pretty interesting features. Well, one interesting and one awesome.

The first is the ability to recognize print ads. Yes, you can now point your smartphone at an ad in a magazize or newspaper and Google will recognize the brand or product and return results for it. Google says that this will work for major U.S. newspaper and magazine ads from August 2010 onward…

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Google Goggles Adds Local Product Search Just in Time for Holiday Shopping

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Google Goggles, the search giant’s mobile visual search technology, is getting a new test case:  advertisements.  Google stepped up a focus on retail this week with the launch of a marketing experiment based on Google Goggles and a local search service that make it easier for consumers to find and confirm products in stock at a local physical store by first searching online.

 

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