Google’s Motorola Mobility recently announced that it has acquired augmented reality and image recognition company, Viewdle. Motorola has not yet disclosed the price of the acquisition but industry speculation holds it between $30 million-$45 million.
According to a Motorola spokesperson:
“Motorola Mobility today announced that it has acquired Viewdle, a leading imaging & gesture recognition company. Motorola and Viewdle have an existing commercial agreement and have been collaborating for some time. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.”
Found in 2006, Ukrainian based company Viewdle now has its headquarters in Silicon Valley. Among the company’s investors are Best Buy Capital, BlackBerry Partners Fund, Qualcomm, KCP Capital and Anthem Venture Partners.
We expect the Google-owned mobile manufacturer to bring some new augmented reality or image recognition features to some of its upcoming devices, and are excited to see what they may be. Google has previously developed AR apps like Google Goggles, and demoed upcoming heads up display glasses, in its ongoing Project Glass endeavor.
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