Can Israel build big, sustainable companies?

For all the "Start-up Nation" fanfare, Google's acquisition of Waze - Israel's highest profile start-up exit to date - was valued at just $1.1B. And, while Israel officially has two Unicorn companies

Following Facebook’s Shut Down Of Face.com’s Facial Recognition API, Lambda Labs Debuts An Open Source Alternative

Facebook <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/07/09/facebook-facial-recognition-api/">retired Face.com's facial recognition APIs</a> less than a month after its <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/06

Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Here’s Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API

Tagged photos are Facebook's lifeblood, and it would be happy to suck them out of other apps. That's why I suspect Facebook will resurrect Face.com's facial recognition API, even though it just shut i

Facebook Scoops Up Face.com For $55-60M To Bolster Its Facial Recognition Tech (Updated)

After about a month of speculation, Facebook <a target="_blank" href="http://face.com/blog/facebook-acquires-face-com/">has finally</a> announced its acquisition of Israeli facial recognition technolo

KLIK, The Face-Detecting iPhone App, Heads Into Production

<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/klik-by-face.com/id484990787">KLIK</a>, the real-time, facial recognition <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/klik-by-face.com/id484990787">iPhone camera ap

Face.com Launches KLIK, A Real-Time, Facial Recognition Camera App For iPhone

Facial recognition company <a href="http://face.com/">Face.com</a> has just released a new mobile application that takes advantage of its technology to identify the faces of your friends in photos. Ca

Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters

A new Google Group called "London Riots Facial Recognition" has appeared online, in the wake of the riots that rocked the U.K. capital over the weekend. The group's goal is to use facial recognition t

Face.com's API Now Lets Developers Scan 5,000 Photos Per Hour, Free Of Charge

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/face.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/face-com">Face.com</a> initially <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/0

Rumors: Facebook Using Face.com's Facial Recognition, Acquisition Offer Rebuffed

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/face_facebook.jpg" class="shot2" /> Guy Grimland of Israeli business newspaper TheMarker published two articles (both are in Hebrew) this mor

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

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/facecom.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/yandex">Yandex</a>, operator of Russia's largest search engine, has

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

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/face-api.png" /> Facial recognition technology startup <a href="http://face.com/">Face.com</a> publicly <a href="http://blog.face.com/2009/03

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

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/phototagger-logo11.png" width="197" height="120" />Israeli facial recognition tech startup <a href="http://www.face.com">Face.com</a> made qui

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

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/picture-68-199x200.png" width="199" height="200" /> <a href="http://www.face.com">Face.com</a> made a splash when it <a href="https://techcrun

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

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/mg-clown-154x200.jpg" width="154" height="200" /> Facial recognition is going to be crucial to being able to search, organize, and discover p

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

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/orli-photo-215-215x176.jpg" width="215" height="176" /> If there is one feature on Facebook which delivers "social utility" magic even to the