Google’s Motorola buys facial recognition firm Viewdle


Google-owned Motorola has bought Viewdle, a company specialising in facial recognition technology. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Google is estimated to be paying around $30 to $45 million.


In a statement, Motorola said it’s been working with Viewdle for some time, suggesting new services could appear on Android in the near future.

Google could employ the tech in Google Plus, as Facebook already uses facial recognition tools to speed up tagging people in photos.

Another service that could incorporate the Viewdle technology is Google’s much hyped Project Glass augmented reality specs.

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