Facebook Buys Face Recognition Startup

Facebook has a shared interest in mobile technology and excellent photo experiences with Face.com. Today on the 19th of June, Facebook has announced that it has bought the startup Face.com that specializes in software that lets computers recognize people’s faces in digital images.

The amount that Facebook payed for Face.com or its plans were not disclosed.

A Facebook spokesman was quoted as saying “People who use Facebook enjoy sharing photos and memories with their friends, and Face.com’s technology has helped provide the best photo experience”.

“This transaction simply brings a world-class team and a long-time technology vendor in house.”

Face.com announced in a blog post that hinted that the company might be put to work for Facebook on cameras and smartphones.

Face.com said in the blog post, “Like our friends at Facebook, we think that mobile is a critical part of people’s lives as they both create and consume content, and share content with their social graph”.

Facebook has been attempting to make a priority of staying connected to its mobile users. Facebook has not yet shown plans on how it will make money from this shift to mobile users.

Face.com promised to continue working with developers from other companies that use Face.com’s technology in their applications.

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