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Report: Google purchasing face recognition firm Viewdle

10/02, 12:03am

Patent portfolio includes pattern evaluation, augmented reality

According to the Russian arm of Forbes Magazine, Google is close to a deal to purchase pattern and facial recognition firm Viewdle for more than $30 million dollars. The deal would net Google a large patent portfolio, focused on image recognition and augmented reality technology, such as that used to automatically tag photos or unlock a device based on a user's face.

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