Facebook Acquires Face.com And Its Facial Recognition Technology

Facebook may not have applied for the .face gTLD, but the company has now acquired Face.com. With this acquisition, however, Facebook is getting much more than a good domain name. The acquisition isn’t a total surprise. We’ve reported on rumors…

Facebook’s Face.com Might Come to Tag the Entire Internet

It was reported yesterday the Facebook acquired Israeli facial recognition app Face.com for roughly $100 million. The app is assumed to be capable of inadvertently bolstering higher mobile ad revenues by keeping better tabs on the social network’s book of…

Facebook May Buy (Part of) Face.com [RUMOR]

UPDATE: TechCrunch is now saying that this acquisition is a done deal. The rumor gears are getting warm in regard to Facebook. Of course, rumors are only fun because there’s an innate uncertainty about them that excites people into believing…

KLIK for iPhone: The First App With Facial Recognition Software

Last month, WPN’s Abby Johnson spoke with Face.com CEO Gil Hirsch about his company, Face.com, and the potential of facial recognition software. In her interview with Hirsch, they touched on the potential of facial recognition software being used with social…

Facial Recognition: Cool or Creepy?

Remember all the technology in movies such as Minority Report? At the time, it seemed so bizarre and futuristic, but some of it is beginning to seep into society. I’m talking about the phenomenon of facial recognition.

Face.com Aims To Make Fake IDs Useless With Age Detection in API

Face.com is adding age detection to its API. This news was delivered to us in an email with the subject, “Fake ID’s useless thanks to Face.com (college Freshmen mourn).” “Yep, no more lying about your age,” a spokesperson tells us.…

Facebook/Face.com Rumors Surface

TechCrunch is pointing to a couple of Israeli articles from TheMarker, which are written in hebrew, claiming that Face.com turned down an acquisition offer from Facebook, and that the company is already powering facial recognition in Facebook’s own  Photos feature. 

Both of these things are rumors, but interesting ones. Face.com isn’t talking about it one way or another (which means they aren’t exactly denying it or confirming it). 

Facebook Photo Tagging Goes Web-wide

Face.com, the developers of the facial recognition technology behind Facebook apps like Photo Tagger and Photo Finder announced that it is opening up its API, which will allow developers to take advantage of this technology anywhere on the web. We had a chat with Face.com founder Gil Hirsch, who talked about the technology, the API, Facebook’s Open Graph, and what kind of apps we can expect to see around this API.