Apple buys face recognition software maker Polar Rose

Apple has acquired a small Swedish company, according to Norwegian Mac Site Mac1, which makes face recognition technology.

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Apple has acquired a small Swedish company, according to Norwegian Mac site Mac1, reported by 9to5 Mac. The company, Polar Rose, makes face recognition technology, which could likely be used in future Apple products and services.

As Fortune suggests, the technology could also nicely complement either Apple's iPhoto software or its FaceTime video calling service. Apple or Polar Rose did not reveal details of the deal.

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