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Investments in Visual Search Heat Up as Donde Raises $6.5M, Facebook Acquires Startup

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Text is over—at least that’s what visual search startups are hoping. From emojis to GIFs, visual elements are how people communicate these days, but more than that people increasingly seek out the best tools for any particular task. Shazam and Soundhound, for instance, show that people want search options specific to the medium—i.e., tracking down…

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