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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.
April 19, 2012 | 10:24 am
February 29, 2012 | 10:11 pm
Prior to Twitter, and Mark Zuckerberg’s brilliant invention of Facebook (hopefully you can feel the sarcasm), or even texting on our phones, people used to have manners. Not only manners, but some form of global etiquette when it came to dealing with others. I truly believe that...
February 22, 2012 | 9:00 pm
Somehow I’ve known all along that kids don’t stay kids for long (I know I’m a genius), but I didn’t expect to get ‘educated’ about various sexual subjects by a twelve-year-old boy. More importantly… my twelve-year-old boy. When this school year started, so did the...
February 2, 2012 | 3:25 pm
After one of my hissy fits over yet another moronic comment by a non-Jew, I decided it was time to sit down and write out ALL of the idiotic things I’ve heard over the years. So, strap on your seat-belts, lean back, relax and enjoy:
- I hope you don’t take this personally, but if...
December 5, 2011 | 12:06 pm
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November 4, 2011 | 10:00 pm
It has been years since I’ve watched old episodes of ‘Seinfeld’. I usually come across it, watch for a few minutes then move on. Today’s show, however made me pause and think. It was the one where Elaine tries to change a homosexual man into a heterosexual unsuccessfully. ...
October 10, 2011 | 6:32 pm
At a flag football game for my 1st grader, I couldn’t help but enjoy my son’s aggressiveness. I know how wrong that sounds, however after trying soccer, baseball, basketball and tennis I’m happy to see that he finally at the old age of six, found his sport! Besides, its only flag...
September 5, 2011 | 5:25 pm
What is it about children that makes them want to jump all over people, me in particular? I am sitting on the couch, minding my own business when out of nowhere my six-year-old son decides to pounce on me. Not only pounce like a cheetah, or a lion or pick your own animal but start...
August 9, 2011 | 6:23 pm
The other day my kids asked me if I had a pet when I was a child, which made me tell them a little story about the kitten we had for a week. This story went something like this:
When I was about eight-years-old and my brother five, we begged our parents to get us a dog or a cat all...
August 2, 2011 | 2:37 pm
Apparently, The Tooth Fairy is going through tough economic times too. 10% of children did not receive any money this year, and 7% received less than a dollar. Are you kidding me? First of all, I don’t understand the whole “Tooth Fairy” thing as it is. In what messed up...
July 29, 2011 | 9:48 pm
July 26, 2011 | 11:22 am
Driving today, I came to a car that broke down. I got out of my car and went to ask if they needed help. As I approached the two men standing around, they both stared at me as if to say: “What do you want?”
I asked if they were alright, and needed any help. At first they...
July 21, 2011 | 3:30 pm
From the Messy Closet of Julia Beynart-Bendis
My Dearest Neighbor:
How are you? Hope this note finds you well. Remember the party your threw last weekend at your house? I wanted to thank you for it, unfortunately somehow I did not receive the invitation. Therefore I wanted to...
July 20, 2011 | 5:25 pm
As I walked my dog around the neighborhood last night, in deep suburbia of Orange County, I was completely caught off guard when a man said “Hello!” I am not sure how it is in other suburban areas of this country, but around mine its a pretty uncommon thing to hear. It was such...
July 19, 2011 | 5:40 pm
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July 9, 2011 | 3:20 pm
Every time I’m at the Supermarket, I start to remember my very first trip to one just like it. When you come to America from the former Soviet Union and enter ANY grocery store, you are bound to go into shock. As I’ve written before, the shelves of U.S.S.R.’s grocery stores...
July 6, 2011 | 12:01 pm
I am just not as Tiger-esque as I had hoped to be this summer, in fact I am the very opposite of the Tiger Mother! But, I did have big plans to become one over the summer break… And even bigger plans to grow a pair when it comes to my children NOT sitting around watching TV,...
July 2, 2011 | 2:59 pm
The other day a friend of mine told me that I am the only person she knows that still owns an answering machine… Apparently, everyone else in the world has long done away with those and only using electronic voice-mail now. I’m a bit slow with technology, I admit. However, I...
June 29, 2011 | 4:22 pm
1. Why Oh why do people insist on asking how you are doing, when they don’t plan on listening to the answer? Just say “Hello” and keep walking! But don’t ask people how they are, and then interrupt them mid-sentence to tell them how late you are and need to run!
2. Why is it that...
June 28, 2011 | 11:41 am
I am trying something new here, and taking my Matchmaking to a new level a little bit. I will be posting pictures and information of my singles on here. If you are interested to get in touch with them, put a comment or send an email to me with your information and I will get you in...
June 23, 2011 | 11:51 am
Ever since my Grandmother passed away twelve years ago, I have been feeling like I am never alone. Even if the house is completely silent and free from all and any rambunctious/annoying children, I always feel like there is someone else in there with me. Being pretty superstitious,...
June 20, 2011 | 2:12 pm
June 16, 2011 | 10:02 am
What has become of chivalry? Does it even exist anymore? Everywhere I go I’m seeing women carrying big packages, pushing bulky strollers, and lugging around overweight toddlers while their men are cruising by without a care in the world! The thing is that it doesn’t even seem like...
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