In Pictures: Google's most innovative projects

Google unveiled two new products at its I/O developer conference: the Nexus 7 tablet and Project Glass. Here's a look at how some of Google's other famous projects got their start.

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7. Google Goggles, 2009

At its search event in December 2009, Google unveiled its foray into visual search with a product called Google Goggles. Goggles, which today is still in beta, is a downloadable image- recognition application for mobile devices.

If you use the app to take a picture of a famous landmark, for example, Goggles will search for more information about it. If you use it to scan a barcode, and it will search for information on the project.

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