Finally Facebook Acquires Face.com (Facial Recognition Technology)


Facebook has been linked with face.com for weeks now. Finally the Israel-based startup has announced the acquisition in a blog post. Face  is a technology company operating a face recognition platform. The company focus’ on enabling social experience for people in images, and the platform is built to support web and mobile services, directly off the cloud. The technology helps people to tag their own photos quickly and easily, and discover photos of themselves and their friends that they never knew existed.

- Gil and the Face.com team said:

Facebook has acquired Face.com! Our mission is and has always been to find new and exciting ways to make face recognition a fun, engaging part of people’s lives, and incorporate remarkable technology into everyday consumer products. If you’re anything like us, Facebook is a part of your life every single day. We keep up with our friends and family, share interesting (or mundane) experiences from our daily lives, and perhaps most importantly for us, we share a LOT of photos.

Facebook spokesperson told AllThingsD “Face.com’s technology has helped to provide the best photo experience. This transaction simply brings a world-class team and a long-time technology vendor in house.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in the coming weeks.

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