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Ebay becomes latest ecommerce brand to offer visual search

Ecommerce pioneer eBay doesn’t make headlines nearly as often as peers like Amazon, which appears well on its way to taking over the world, but that doesn’t mean that eBay isn’t trying to rekindle growth through innovation.

Case in point: on Wednesday, the company, which had already applied visual search to its Motors app, announced broad new image recognition features for its mobile apps which allow users to “use pictures instead of words to search eBay’s 1.1 billion listings.”

ASOS visual search: Is it any good?

Mobile is a key area of focus for ASOS. 

It’s not hard to see why – 80% of traffic to its website and 70% of orders in the UK come from mobile devices, and users reportedly spend an average of 80 minutes in the app each month.

The week’s news in digital (in five minutes)

Yes, yes, we’ll be talking about Pokémon.

But also Amazon’s new programmatic creative video ads, ASOS’ one-hour delivery, Nissan’s autonomous cars and much more.

Here’s your five minute update on the week’s digital news.