Google has told the world that it will not approve any facial recognition software for Glass until it's had time to have a good think about it. Officially, Google says it "won't be approving any facial recognition Glassware at this time."
Group buying websites make local marketing at scale accessible to businesses, but don’t make them instantly profitable or worthwhile. You need to be smart about your offer, thoughtful about the customer experience, and rigorous in your measurement.
With the explosion of visual content orientated social networks such as Pinterest, visual search seems to be back on the agenda. Visual search company, Superfish, have announced an update that could improve search on image heavy content sites.
Facebook has been ordered to pay $10 million to charity to settle a U.S. lawsuit over Sponsored Stories for using images of users without compensation or offering an opt out. Facebook has also acquired facial recognition software company Face.com.
Google has picked up a facial recognition group known as PittPatt. PittPatt's technology is likely to be used in Google+, although the potential applications are broad.
Singles are always looking for bars with the right percentage of potential partners. Using facial recognition software, SceneTap is an app that can tell you the ratio of men to women at participating bars. However, will it be a hit with the ladies?
Mobile search took center stage at yesterday's Google Inside Search Event. In addition to debuting new technology, Google also announced that some mobile features are coming to PCs, including voice search and the ability to search by image.
Facebook is coming under attack from European Union regulators questioning its intrusion in to users' privacy. Facebook gave information to the EU shortly after the investigation started and may face a challenge in the United States too.