Kuznech ready to help Internet users enjoy Web with «grasshopper’s eyes»

17.05.2013 News

Russian IT developers have created what might be identified as an image-focused search alternative to Google or Yandex. Inspired by Mather Nature’s sophistication in giving the grasshopper its uniquely rich eyesight, St. Petersburg-based Kuznech is said to have applied similar finesse to developing a technology that enables users to index and compare a host of images online. It’s not just for fun; the Kuznech technology has already brought about solutions that help shoppers find like goods in stores. With a few million dollars invested in the two-year effort, and with about $1.5m in external funding currently under its belt, the start-up focuses primarily on the vast US markets.

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