Big data magic trick: Show me a doorway, I’ll tell you the city

A group of researchers have created a computing system capable of identifying the unique features that help create a city’s look and feel, beyond just its famous landmarks. Their project is just the beginning, however, as the researchers note numerous artistic and commerical applications.

Is Yandex behind Facebook’s rumored Face.com deal?

A flurry of reports suggest Facebook is interested in buying Israeli image recognition startup Face.com. But reports from Moscow suggest the rumor mill could be turning because Russian search engine Yandex wants to sell its stake in the firm to Mark Zuckerberg.