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ViSenze Partners with Flipkart to Bring Image Search to Mobile Shoppers in India



SINGAPORE, July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Machine intelligence pioneer, ViSenze, enables people to search by uploading photos instead of guessing keywords and surfaces visually similar products when browsing through Flipkart's fashion category.

Flipkart screenshots of Similar Products and Image Search

Flipkart, India's largest online marketplace, started rolling out image search on its mobile app to revolutionize the shopping experience, using ViSenze technology for visual search and image recognition.

The newly introduced image search allows users to upload photos of fashion items and find similar products in terms of color, pattern or style inside the Flipkart merchandise database. This eliminates keywords guessing when searching for a product, thereby simplifying the search process.

Additionally, users browsing Flipkart's catalogue can find visually similar products with a single tap. This brings offline-like shopping experience to mobile, acting as a virtual "shop assistant" who would show products of same color or design when users see something they like.

This simplified search experience comes handy on the online marketplace that lists over 30 million products and is accessed by 45 million registered users, 75% of them via smartphones. These new features are currently in beta and are due to be released to all users in the upcoming days.

"We're very excited to partner with Flipkart and offer their users an enhanced shopping experience powered by our visual search. And we are proud we had managed to offer a solution that is also capable to handle unique needs for the Indian market such as ethnic wear," said Oliver Tan, CEO and Co-Founder of ViSenze.

The company originates from a R&D spin-off from the National University of Singapore, and develops highly advanced visual search algorithms, combining state-of-the-art deep learning with the latest computer vision technology to solve search and recognition problems faced by businesses in the visual web space.

The company provides its visual technology APIs through a Software-as-a-Service offering to online retailers, content owners, brands and advertisers, app developers and digital publishers, enabling their platforms to recognize products for retrieval purposes or instant purchases.

"The partnership with Flipkart not only attests to the strength of our products, but also reinforces our mission to enable retailers to capitalize on smart innovations in visual technology to uplift conversions, while empowering shoppers with real-time ability to search without the hassle of keyword guessing. And we will continue to innovate in this area," added Oliver Tan.

Key clients using the company's award-winning image search service today include internet retailers and marketplaces like Caratlane, Zalora (a Rocket Internet company), Reebonz, and Rakuten Taiwan, as well as patent search engines like PatSnap.

About ViSenze:

ViSenze was founded by computer vision scientists and technology entrepreneurs with the sole objective of simplifying the visual web. Through cutting-edge R&D, ViSenze develops easy to use visual search and image recognition to help businesses in ecommerce, mcommerce, online display advertising, and database management to address challenges of exploding visual content on different digital platforms. ViSenze originates from NExT, a leading research centre jointly established between National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University of China. The company, based in Singapore, has previously raised a series A funding round from Rakuten Ventures, Walden International and UOB Venture Management.

Photos attached to this press release:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jpo93y1cwki25h2/AADxrxKdLS3bSDJznHU_Gl2ya?dl=0

Company logo: 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p3wew2qlwv0ze4v/AAAf9sgWEqUq_CRu3C2wRLOGa?dl=0

CEO photo:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rfdco5uj1pdwnpi/AAACytuqtL9a34Le1XBTkR5ta?dl=0

Video library:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLxL8ktrxUK6ObrDjfQoS3Q/videos

Flipkart's press release on the beta launch of image search on July 1st:
http://www.newsvoir.com/release/flipkart-all-set-to-redefine-customer-experience-with-innovative-image-search-feature-4721.html

Media Contact:

Adelina Peltea - Marketing Director at ViSenze
adelina@visenze.com 
+65-8695-6269

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150702/227752

SOURCE ViSenze


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