Google (GOOG) is close to acquiring face-recognition technology developer Viewdle for a price...

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Google (GOOG) is close to acquiring face-recognition technology developer Viewdle for a price "toward the high end" of a $30M-$45M range, a source tells CNET. Viewdle would give Google a means of providing a face-recognition solution for its Android apps, Google+, Picasa, and wherever else it's useful. News of the deal comes a few months after Facebook bought Viewdle rival Face.com.