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


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.

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  • gmmpa
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    Dick Tracy would be proud of the state and direction of current communications technology. Me not so. I long for simpler times. However, the investment opportunities are good and I will over look the madness and call it progress.
    1 Oct 2012, 09:20 PM Reply Like
  • MexCom
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    I would love to see the development of an image recognition browser not just faces. I have this thing that broke and would want to take a photo of it and see if I can find a replacement part. Many other applications for this. I'm almost sure that GOOG is working on it.
    2 Oct 2012, 06:50 AM Reply Like
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