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Viewdle, the face-detection oriented video search technology company, has touched base with us to announce the alpha release of VideoFriends, a Facebook app which helps you organize your videos with extensive tagging and sharing utilities.
So far, the only platform that’s supported is YouTube, although the company promises that they “will add support for many more mobile broadcast and upload applications soon”.
Since Viewdle is all about facial recognition, I assume that the app is just a tool for them to enlarge their index and improve their automated detection skills.
Viewdle recently raised an undisclosed round of funding from KIT Capital, a Dubai-based digital media investment group. One of the media partners currently testing their technology platform is Reuters.
(Full disclosure: Viewdle was last year’s winner of the Startup Rally at Plugg, a web conference I organize.)
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