Pixsy Corporation, a developer of image search solutions, today announced Version 2.0 Pixsy.com, a new web-based visual search engine that aggregates and searches RSS feeds. To address the problem of finding the growing amount of visual material available online, Pixsy has developed a proprietary visual search engine that aggregates RSS feeds, extracts photos and video thumbnail images, indexes and organizes them into categories, and makes them searchable for users.
Image Search is Fastest Growing Vertical Search Category
According to the Nielsen//NetRatings (NASDAQ: NTRT) study “Image Search Vertical Grows 91 Percent Year Over Year” of April 3, 2006, image search is the fastest growing vertical search category. The study noted that "Increasing broadband penetration, which allows users to download large image files easily and efficiently, and the rising popularity of social networking sites have contributed to the increase in image searches. In the upcoming year, we can expect to see an increase in video searches as video clips become as commonplace on the Internet as still images.”
Freshness + Relevancy = Visual Search
Pixsy collects content from RSS feeds, resulting in millions of searchable photos and videos. Traditional image search engines take a mathematical approach to searching and delivering content to users, with the focus entirely on relevancy. By accessing visual content from RSS feeds, Pixsy delivers the freshest photos and videos. Users can now search and browse the latest news photos, the latest sports photos, the latest celebrity photos, etc. Pixsy searches RSS feeds from leading providers including Reuters, The New York Times, YouTube, C/Net, StupidVideos.com, BusinessWeek, USAToday, iVillage, StarPulse, Variety, Golf.com, the BBC, and many more. Instead of hosting and serving the content directly to users, Pixsy drives traffic to RSS feed providers where users can view the material in more detail.
Pixsy Corporation is a developer of image search solutions with offices in San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA. Pixsy owns and operates Pixsy.com, a web-based visual search engine that aggregates and searches RSS feeds. Pixsy was founded by a team of engineers and business leaders hailing from Microsoft, Sony, InfoSpace, and Corbis.