• Rumor: Google Wants To Acquire Facial Recognition Startup Viewdle For $30M

    Rumor: Google Wants To Acquire Facial Recognition Startup Viewdle For $30M

    Google, according to a report by Forbes, has acquired Viewdle, an augmented reality and facial recognition startup. Forbes says the price was likely around $30 million, but we are still trying to confirm both the acquisition and the price. Read More

  • Viewdle Releases SocialCamera For Android: Instant Photo Tagging, Sharing

    Visual analysis company Viewdle this morning launched an Android app called SocialCamera that allows users to instantly tag photos, add captions and share them on Flickr or Facebook, by email or MMS. The demo video below explains how the app works in more detail. The Android application, which is still in beta and not to be confused with Justin.TV’s Socialcam app, is free of charge… Read More

  • Facial Recognition Tech Startup Viewdle Raises $10 Million From Best Buy, Others

    Facial recognition technology companies have been in the limelight lately, with Apple buying Polar Rose for a rumored $29 million and rival raising $4.3 million from Russian search juggernaut Yandex and others. A lesser-known but equally impressive startup in said field, Viewdle, announces today that it has secured $10 million in Series B funding from a group of noteworthy investors… Read More

  • Is Google getting its ideas from the Ukraine? Maybe

    Google recently introduced a new feature which created a lot of buzz – Anti Phishing Keys or email sender verification. However, it works only in Gmail. But are they gleaning ideas from a few startups out there? SenderOK– a Ukrainian startup – has been offering this feature for over 6 months as its standard function. Moreover, it works not only in Gmail, but also in other… Read More

  • Viewdle Funded by KIT Capital, Partners with ROO

    Viewdle, a startup developing facial recognition technology for video, has received an unspecified amount of funding from KIT Capital. As part of the deal, Viewdle will partner up with ROO, another KIT portfolio company focused on IPTV broadcasting. The partnership will provide ROO with full and exclusive access to Viewdle’s white label technology. Both companies will also work together… Read More

  • TechCrunch 40 Session 1: Search & Discovery

    Session one as follows, including our live notes.
    Powerset Powerset is a natural language search engine that can use everyday phrases and grammer to conduct more accruate web searches by understanding the search query and the pages it indexes. Parsing phrases and grammer theoretically produces better results because the egine has a better understanding of the searches intended goal than with… Read More