Google-owned Motorola confirms buying facial recognition firm Viewdle
Motorola Mobility, which is now owned by Google, has confirmed that it is acquiring facial recognition technology firm Viewdle.
"Motorola Mobility announced that it has acquired Viewdle, a leading imaging and gesture recognition company," CNET quoted a Motorola spokesperson, as saying.
"Motorola and Viewdle have an existing commercial agreement and have been collaborating for some time. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed," the spokesperson added.
On Monday it was revealed that Google was about to close a deal to buy Viewdle, which is a Ukrainian maker of facial recognition technology that automatically tags photos.
According to a source, Motorola was already in talks with Viewdle when Google acquired it last year, the report said.
The new acquisition will help users of Google+, Android, Picasa, and other services on a range of devices to easily tag photos of friends.