Motorola buys face-recognition firm Viewdle

October 4, 2012
Mobile phone-maker Motorola said Wednesday it had purchased facial recognition firm Viewdle for an undisclosed amount.

Mobile phone-maker Motorola said Wednesday it had purchased facial recognition firm Viewdle for an undisclosed amount.

"Motorola Mobility today announced that it has acquired Viewdle, a leading imaging and company," Motorola said in a statement.

"Motorola and Viewdle have an existing commercial agreement and have been collaborating for some time," it added.

The -based Viewdle produces applications for photo management, gaming, networking and marketing, and has operations in Europe and South America, according to its website.

Motorola was purchased by Internet giant Google for $12.5 billion last year.

Explore further: Viewdle lets Android smartphones recognize friends

Related Stories

RAZR i: Motorola unveils new Intel-powered smartphone

September 18, 2012

Motorola Mobility unveiled Tuesday its new Intel-powered RAZR i mobile phone, which it hopes will compete against Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III in the competitive smartphone market.

Recommended for you

Inferring urban travel patterns from cellphone data

August 29, 2016

In making decisions about infrastructure development and resource allocation, city planners rely on models of how people move through their cities, on foot, in cars, and on public transportation. Those models are largely ...

How machine learning can help with voice disorders

August 29, 2016

There's no human instinct more basic than speech, and yet, for many people, talking can be taxing. 1 in 14 working-age Americans suffer from voice disorders that are often associated with abnormal vocal behaviors - some of ...

Apple issues update after cyber weapon captured

August 26, 2016

Apple iPhone owners on Friday were urged to install a quickly released security update after a sophisticated attack on an Emirati dissident exposed vulnerabilities targeted by cyber arms dealers.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.