Call it Facebook for the famous.
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is buying Face.com, a facial-recognition technology company that helps people tag photos on the Web by figuring out who is in them. Face.com says that by working with Facebook directly it will have more opportunities to develop technology that people will use.
The Israeli company announced the acquisition on its blog on Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Face.com did not say whether its website will continue to run after the acquisition. Facebook commonly shutters sites that it acquires and folds in their employees to its work force. So far, Instagram, which it's buying for nearly $1 billion, has been the only exception.
In a statement, Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook confirmed the deal but declined to elaborate on the terms or plans for the company.
A man who Palm Beach Gardens Police arrested in 2011 for stalking young girls at a candy shop is now in federal custody accused of using Facebook to find victims.
Have you ever checked to see what the public sees when they view your Facebook page? Just because you thought something was private doesn't mean it's not public.
Relieved your kids aren't posting embarrassing messages and goofy self-portraits on Facebook? They're probably doing it on Instagram and Snapchat instead.
The result has been lower numbers on fan pages, including some of the site's most popular ones, but no actual loss of real followers.
Facebook isn't just for connecting with friends -- doctors are finding uses for the social network in diagnosis.
Facebook has had a rough first three months as a public company. The social network's stock has performed poorly since going public in May, and on Monday morning it dropped to an all-time low of $18.75.
Beginning Thursday, users can upgrade. The Apple app is the first to launch; Facebook wouldn't comment on when its Android and other mobile apps might get a revamp.
The Port St. Lucie teenager said his message was meant as a joke.