Google says may acquire Riya

By agencies   |   Monday, 21 November 2005, 08:00 Hrs
Printer Print Email Email
NEW DELHI:If the international buzzwords are to be believed, Google, the largest search engine in the world will acquire Riya, a startup company founded by Munjal Shah.

Riya is an online photo service based in California that has a cool technology to recognize human faces and tags it with names. The company uses artificial intelligence and face recognition technology and is one up over Flickr, which is a simple photo sharing service, bought over by Yahoo! Recently.

Google may possibly acquire the company for $40 million, it is learnt. Google is interested in Riya, which was launched officially last week, because it will give it a much needed edge over Yahoo!. It is said, Google has been eyeing Riya even when the technology was at testing stage.

SPOTLIGHT
IBM announces programme
n a bid to recognise the contribution of developers in the open source community, Information ..
Facebook denies cyber attack
Facebook ruled out a cyber attack on its products Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger, which suf..
Google's Gboard gets offline
Google is adding an Artificially Intelligent (AI) offline dictation feature on its Gboard keyb..
Wipro opens third industrial
IT major Wipro Ltd on Thursday opened its centre of excellence for Industrial Internet of Things (..