Friday, September 05, 2008

Google’s Photo Face Recognition is Wow Marketing - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

More new tricks from Google, and a representative snapshot of the overall market conventional wisdom these days -- Google can do nothing wrong, and Microsoft can do little right

Every now and then a bit of technology wanders onto my computer screen that makes me want to pull someone over and say, “Isn’t it amazing that you can do this?” Flying around on Google Earth was like that. And so is the new face recognition system on Google’s photo sharing site, Picasa Web Albums. (Microsoft’s PhotoSynth system, which creates 3D spaces from a stack of digital snapshots, also had a jaw-dropping demo, but its first release is too hard to use.)

Google’s Photo Face Recognition is Wow Marketing - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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