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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.
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.
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.
Users of the world's largest social network can now find out who is around them. After spending billions on acquisitions and developing other apps, it's also a return to Facebook focusing on, well, Facebook.
Deal for Israel-based facial-recognition technology company is said to be valued between $80 million and $100 million.
The social-networking giant is paying for the company's five employees, not its technology.
Quietly launched feature allows users to locate and add new friends at events or locations without having to search for them by name.
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.
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.
The social-networking giant is paying for the company's two employees, not its technology.