San Jose, Calif. – Viewdle, a developer of facial
recognition technology for use in consumer applications, announced on Tuesday
that it has raised $10 million in its second round of funding, from backers
including Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), BlackBerry Partners Fund and Qualcomm (NASD: QCOM).

Previous backer
Anthem Venture Partners also participated.

Founded in 2007, San Jose,
Calif.-based Viewdle’s technology identifies faces in videos and photos across
mobile phones, computers and cloud-based services.

The company will use the
funds to launch new consumer products over the coming months.


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