Aug 16, 2006

Google Buys Company to Boost Photo Management

Neven Vision acquisition expected to bolster portal’s Picasa photo management software and service.

Source: PC World
Written by Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service

Google plans to strengthen its Picasa photo management software and service with the acquisition of Neven Vision, a Santa Monica, California, company specializing in mobile photo search.

Adrian Graham, Picasa product manager, announced the deal in an official Google blog posting today, saying that Neven Vision brings expertise on automatically obtaining information from a photo.

“It could be as simple as detecting whether or not a photo contains a person, or, one day, as complex as recognizing people, places, and objects. This technology just may make it a lot easier for you to organize and find the photos you care about,” Graham wrote.

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