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Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Internet, Social Networks |

Facebook buy the facial recognition startup Face.com for $ 100 million

Facebook buy the facial recognition startup Face.com for $ 100 million

Calcalist Israeli report said, is planning a new purchase, which would correspond to the facial recognition startup Face.com , a deal that could take between USD $ 80 million and $ 100 million.

Although speculation about this purchase are not new, it could make sense for Facebook to acquire this startup. Whereas one of the platform where more photos are shared daily, it would be helpful to have a technology to recognize faces as accurately as possible.

Also the purchase of the domain facilitate access to users who simply know the network simply as “face”.

The negotiations with the Israeli date back a couple of years, but has not come out white smoke as the offerings from Facebook would not be sufficient for developers of Face.com.

Recently, the startup launched a application IOS call KLIK also have created a Facebook application called well known in Photo Tagger and allowed users to scan their own photographs to recognize faces in images.

So far neither company has confirmed a deal or negotiation, but most likely it is that the giving end Israeli startup, because after all there are few who can refuse a good offer.

The founded by already bought Instagram and now rumored to be negotiating with Opera to acquire the browser.

Link: Facebook rumored to be in talks to buy Face.com (CNet)

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