Google event: Revamped Image search by Seth Weintraub @FortuneMagazine July 20, 2010, 4:05 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Marissa Mayer Google VP of Search Products and User Experience and (monetization man)Ben Ling today announced a new Google Image search page. Update: Google has a posted to its blog on the subject and a video embedded below: Notes: - Google Images does 1 billion pageviews a day (impressive!) - Many unexpected uses like “how to build a treehouse” or pulling line art to make coloring books. - Ben Ling: Numbers: 2001 (launch) 250 million photos. 2005: 1 billion images. today: 10 billion - With the new interface, you can now get 1000 images on a single search result page. Via technologizer.com - Now there will be ads on Google Images -(Add 1 billion more places Google will have ads – $$$$$ – and now you know what Ling was up to ) Ben Ling (it must be cold in there!) showing new Google Images - via Mashable.com -Here’s an incredible capability from the Blog post: There’s even more sophisticated computer vision technology powering our “Similar images” tool. For example, did you know there are nine subspecies of leopards, each with a distinct pattern of spots? Google Images can recognize the difference, returning just leopards of a particular subspecies. It can tell you the name of the subspecies in a particular image—even if that image isn’t labeled—because other similar leopard images on the web are labeled with that subspecies’s name. - You can now do geo-searching and time searches on images based on metadata (this will be very cool!). - 10% of users are getting new version now. By end of week, everyone should get it (scaling out). That’s all for now (http://images.google.com is still old for me – for you?) I’ll be looking for a blog post or special announcement and update this page when it becomes available.