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August 29, 2014

'Visual search' shopping: gimmick or game change?

  • Phone apps make it easy to buy items with labels such as groceries, but try it on a checkered shirt or a black shoe.
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

    It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work.

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