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He said: “Oxford's world class research and teaching in technology means that its engineers and scientists are at the forefront of innovation, with one recent example being the acquisition by Google of Oxford student start-up Plink Search Ltd.
AcquisitionThe technology could be useful as an expansion to Google's search engine, allowing people to search visually as opposed to just by text. Google has already made some headway in this area, acquiring UK-based mobile visual search company Plink in April and then launching its Google Goggles app on the
The talks were interesting, with Google EMEA letting slip that it ponied up "too much" dosh for its first ever UK acquisition, Plink - who in turn said they owe their success to Seedcamp.
Google is taking its first steps in the UK market, having just splashed out for mobile visual search app Plink.
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