Pixsy, a media search platform that was once named in the Top 50 coolest websites of 2006 by Time magazine, uses innovative visually focussed search processes to extract images from RSS feeds and blogs so that contextually relevant up to date pictures obtained. The engine has been focussed on a licensing model where web sites can also tailor the engine for site specific or web wide image search.
Refreshing of its image index and also information on keywords associated with the images returned as a result for the queries are other good features of the engine.
They help to further refine the queries.It is through partnerships with various photo repositories (such as Flickr) that Pixsy tends to find more images that other engines. The engine also supports its own advertising program and also helps users monetize from the service.
Led by a CEO Chase Norlin, who has a background in ad Distribution networks, Pixsy does is a focussed competitor to the likes of Yahoo and Google. Not to forget that after main search, image search is the area that garners most attention. Pixsy media partnerships also include PureVideo, SuperStock and PhotoBucket.