Polar Rose has developed a number of facial-recognition technologies
Apple has acquired Malmo, Sweden-based Polar Rose, a facial-recognition company with several products that could be integrated into Apple's current and future product lines, CNET News reports.
Polar Rose has developed a number of facial-recognition technologies, including FaceCloud, a server-side solution to add facial recognition to any service. FaceLib is the company's mobile solution for iPhone and Android platforms, FaceCore is command-line tool, and Recognizr is a tool that combines facial recognition and augmented reality.
Apple already has a couple of products, Aperture and iPhoto, that utilize facial recognition.