Report: Google Inc (GOOG) acquires video search startup Baarzo
Even though Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has not confirmed the acquisition of Baarzo, it sounds like it is a done deal. Baarzo is a video search engine that helps users find specific moments in a video like slam dunks in basketball clips or home runs in baseball. Google could possibly use Baarzo’s technology to enhance search in YouTube. Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was apparently impressed with a demo of the technology at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Baarzo’s search technology analyzes the video content and recognizes hundreds of thousands of objects along with millions of faces. Baarzo was part of Stanford’s StartX accelerator.