Categories General R.I.P. Modista Post author By Daniel Tunkelang Post date December 26, 2009 9 Comments on R.I.P. Modista Long-time readers may recall my post about visual search startup Modista last November, or this guest post by one of its principals. Unfortunately, the story has a sad ending. I hope that both this technology and its developers find a good home. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related By Daniel Tunkelang High-Class Consultant. View Archive → ← Recovering From Being Hacked → Faceted Web Search? 9 replies on “R.I.P. Modista” Any hints on which company blocked the operation of Modista? Just curious to know what was the patent that effectively prohibited Modista from operating. LikeLike Modista was incorporated as Ugmode, Inc. A search for [“v. ugmode”] is instructive. Sorry if I’m being a bit indirect. Given that my present employer has its own visual search technology, I’m being careful. In contrast, my previous employer had nothing to do with this space. I encourage you to do the research and come to your own conclusions. You’re also welcome to comment here, but I’ll be somewhat constrained in my replies. LikeLike Thanks Daniel! Very useful pointer LikeLike Daniel, I think this is your difference. LikeLike Lee, I tried to make a difference, but all I really accomplished was to post the story for posterity. I can only hope that stories like these are few and far between. LikeLike […] Tunkelang has a eulogy of Modista over on the Noisy […] LikeLike […] companies to bully smaller ones. For example, a couple of entrepreneurs at visual search startup Modista were forced to shut down their company because of a lawsuit by Like.com, a more established player […] LikeLike […] readers know that I’m a great fan of visual search startup Modista, which was a victim of software patent abuse. To my delight, Modista is back from the dead. Check it […] LikeLike […] readers know that I’m a great fan of visual search startup Modista, which was a victim of software patent abuse. To my delight, Modista is back from the dead. Check it […] LikeLike Comments are closed.