Google getting into the Fashion business…Will Andy Android be wearing Prada soon?

| November 15, 2010 | Reply

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Like any giant company Google is branching out and putting its fingers into various other pots, and this time its Fashion.  No not a line of Andy Android shoes or sleepwear, but with a purchase of a website, Boutiques.com.

No we have no official word what Google plans on doing with the site, but you can expect it to be awhile before we hear anything official or plan related.  But with giants like EBay and Amazon make millions, why wouldn’t Google try and branch out a bit and perhaps take a stab at the online fashion biz.

Gizmodo says:

Fashion bloggers are squealing that Google’s going into the fashion business, following an invitation for a swanky NYC launch event this Wednesday, where “high tech fuses with high fashion.” Supposedly, they’ll be using image-recognition software from their Like.com acquisition.

After spotting the whispers on Twitter, I looked up the domain registrant of Boutiques.com, which appears to be Like.com. Google bought the fashion site, which uses image-recognition software to find similar items, back in August. The domain changed hands to Like.com on 19th July, and is obviously now owned by Google too.

So what do you think? Let us know.

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