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Facebook acquires 'social discovery' service Glancee

Following its buy of Instagram, Facebook further fattens its portfolio of mobile technologies by nabbing an app designed to help people connect with old and new friends in the real world.

By May. 5, 2012


Highlight vs. Glancee at SXSW: Rolling with the serendipity

At SXSW, CNET's Daniel Terdiman lets the people discovery apps lead him to new contacts who wax philosophical about whether the new genre of tools will really change how we interact.

By Mar. 10, 2012


Glancee takes up arms in the SXSW people discovery app wars

Q&A As South by Southwest heats up, attendees have all-new ways to find new friends or potential business partners. Glancee thinks its approach will win in the end.

By Mar. 9, 2012


Facebook rumored to be in talks to buy Face.com

Deal for Israel-based facial-recognition technology company is said to be valued between $80 million and $100 million.

By May. 28, 2012


Facebook acquires mobile-bookmarking service Spool

The social-networking giant is paying for the company's five employees, not its technology.

By Jul. 14, 2012


Facebook adds 'Find Friends Nearby' feature for Web, mobile

Quietly launched feature allows users to locate and add new friends at events or locations without having to search for them by name.

By Jun. 24, 2012


Facebook acquires Face.com for undisclosed sum

Social network plans to continue to support the facial-recognition software company's developer community, though what it has planned for the service is unknown.

By Jun. 18, 2012


Facebook acquires Mac, iOS developer Acrylic Software

The social-networking giant is paying for the company's two employees, not its technology.

By Jul. 20, 2012


Sonar brings iOS style social discovery to Android

Social discovery app Sonar makes its way from iOS to Android just in time for South by Southwest. And we have invites to the limited beta for the 250 readers who can move fastest.

By Mar. 6, 2012


Can Highlight be our sixth sense? New version is first, slow step

After being the talk of the town at SXSW in March, the people discovery app faded from view. Now, it's back with new sharing tools. Can Highlight reclaim its notoriety?

By Nov. 20, 2012