Driving a car takes some “editing” of your visual landscape. When was the last time you missed a freeway exit because you were trying to read the obscure writing on the sign to determine if, in fact, it is—make that was—the exit you were looking for. For sure, the writer who sat down to write the most basic and efficient language for that sign thought there is no way that anyone could be confused. The reality is that you are moving too fast to process the information and, more importantly, there is often just too much information to process.  This is what oSkope wants to rectify, not on the freeway but on the Web. The oSkope visual search engine allows you to search Amazon, eBay, Flickr, and YouTube right now, with more sites to come. The relevant images that match a particular search can be viewed in a variety of ways. For example, searching for “Steve Jobs” places items on a two-axis graph, with the x-axis representing an item’s Amazon sale ranking, and the y-axis representing its price. There is so much information on the Web that a whole slew of Web portals are trying to sort and display information so that you can travel at light speed through the Internet galaxy and still get off at the exit you were looking for.

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