• Facial Recognition Tech Startup Face.com Raises $4.3M From Yandex And Others

    Yandex, operator of Russia’s largest search engine, has invested in Tel-Aviv based facial recognition technology startup Face.com, marking its first investment in an Israeli company. In total, Face.com has raised $4.3 million in Series B funding in a round led by previous investor Rhodium. The news was first reported by TheMarker (in Hebrew) but we’ve confirmed the news with a… Read More

  • 7 Billion Scanned Photos Later, Face.com Opens Up To Developers

    Facial recognition technology startup Face.com publicly launched at last year’s Techonomy event in Tel Aviv, Israel. Today thus marks an excellent time for them to make some announcements, as it is the evening prior to Techonomy 2010, which I’m attending. The company is today publicly launching a developer community and open API, providing third-party developers access to their… Read More

  • Photo Tagger Alerts You When A Picture Of You Appears On Facebook, Tagged Or Not

    Israeli facial recognition tech startup Face.com made quite a splash when it launched Photo Finder, its first Facebook app, back in March. It soon followed suit with a new app called Photo Tagger, a tool that is capable of finding photos of people that were uploaded to Facebook albums even if they remained untagged by users. The auto-tagging app was only available in private beta so far, but… Read More

  • It's Bulk Facebook Photo Tagging Time with Face.com Photo Tagger (Invites)

    Face.com made a splash when it launched Photo Finder it’s first Facebook app back in March. The app employed some pretty impressive facial recognition that scanned Facebook photo albums to discover untagged photos of users and their friends. Even though it was labeled an ‘Alpha’ release the app worked remarkably well, identifying individuals in photos impaired by bad… Read More

  • Find The Clown: Face.com Tags 400 Million Facebook Photos In 30 Days (More Invites)

    Facial recognition is going to be crucial to being able to search, organize, and discover photos online. One promising startup tackling this problem is Face.com, which launched in private beta 30 days ago as a Facebook application. It scours all your photos and all the photos of your friends using existing tags to train the system. Then it tries to automatically recognize and tag the same… Read More

  • Face.com Brings Facial Recognition To Facebook Photos (We Have Invites)

    If there is one feature on Facebook which delivers “social utility” magic even to the most average of users, it’s Photos. In fact the feature is so popular that by Facebook’s own account 1 billion photos are uploaded every month—a staggering number that makes it the largest photo site on the Web. However, as with all good things, there are also drawbacks, and in… Read More