Viewdle technology provides the ability to automatically tag photos.
By Elinor Mills – CNET.com – October 1, 2012
Google may use the Ukrainian firm’s technology to add photo tagging across its services.
The acquisition, which has been in the works for more than a year, is expected to close this week, the person said.
Representatives from Google and Viewdle declined to comment.
The move makes sense for Google because Viewdle’s technology provides a way for users of Google+,Android, Picasa, and other services on a range of devices to easily (even, automatically) tag photos of friends. Viewdle’s SocialCamera app automatically tags Facebook friends and the company has released an Android game called Third Eye.
Facebook also has made a play in this space, earlier this year buying Face.com along with its Photo Tagger auto-tagging app.