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Facebook acquires Israeli Face.com

JTA

June 18, 2012 | 2:36 pm

Facebook acquired an Israeli company that specializes in facial recognition software.

The terms of the deal between Facebook and Face.com were not disclosed by either company, according to the New York Times, which reported the deal on Monday. 

Face.com has been used by Facebook in the past two years for its “tag” feature in order to identify individuals across Facebook.

The facial recognition technology used by Face.com is designed to identify individuals by their gender and age.

  • Day school catcher Max Ungar, drafted by Nationals, to play college ball

    JTA

    June 14, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Max Ungar, the Maryland day school catcher drafted by the Washington Nationals, will forego the pros to play at Denison University in Ohio.

    The Washington Jewish Week reported that Ungar, 17, who recently graduated from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, will...

  • The fabric of dance at LACMA

    by Jonathan Maseng

    June 13, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    When artist Sharon Lockhart traveled to Israel in 2008, she wasn’t searching for Noa Eshkol. The Israeli dance composer and textile artist was not well-known outside her own country. In fact, Eshkol isn’t terribly well-known within Israel, where companies like Batsheva, Inbal,...

  • When art imitates art

    By Tom Freudenheim

    June 13, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    There’s a vast difference between history and historical fiction. I tend to prefer the latter, finding myself in awe of writers who can carry readers into a world that’s both factual and imagined. Obviously, there’s the underlying question of trust: How do we know when and...

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  • Slatkin's last stand at the Bowl?

    By Rick Schultz

    June 13, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    Maybe it was his heart attack during a concert in Rotterdam in 2009, or perhaps it’s just a matter of aging, but conductor Leonard Slatkin, a venerable fixture with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl for many years, is now thinking about summer as vacation time.

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  • Capturing the music scene

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 13, 2012 | 10:54 am

    The recent regional extravaganza known as Pacific Standard Time (PST), a six-month, far-ranging agglomeration of Southern California exhibitions, installations and performances, began with a series of shows that made a very convincing argument for the importance of art created in Los...

  • Israeli understudy takes Carmen role on opening night at Masada

    JTA

    June 12, 2012 | 10:41 am

    An Israeli understudy for the role of Carmen, in the opera being performed at the foot of Masada, was thrust on stage opening night after the star lost her voice in the dry desert air.

    Na’ama Goldman, 27, took over for international opera soloist Nancy Fabiola Herrera for the second...

  • Himmler’s brain

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    June 6, 2012 | 11:38 am

    Not long ago, I reviewed Peter Longerich’s benchmark biography of Heinrich Himmler in these pages—a work of meticulous and compelling scholarship about the master architect of the Final Solution, a mostly ordinary human being whose claim on history is that he succeeded in putting...

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