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Less than a month after it was acquired by Facebook, face-recognition startup Face.com is shutting down its developer APIs and killing off its iOS app, in a dramatic about-face from earlier statements by its founder. As of July 9, a notice on the Face.com homepage reads, "Face.com has been acquired by Facebook, and as part of …

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  1. edge_e
    Coat

    I'll get it in first

    All your faces are belong to us

    1. Emo
      Angel

      Re: I'll get it in first

      Shouldn't it be:

      All your face belong to us..

      1. Thing
        FAIL

        Re: I'll get it in first

        'All your face belong to us...'

        'epic fail' of meme recognition

    2. LarsG
      Thumb Down

      What a magnanimous

      What a magnanimous business Facebook is.

      Get moving or lose it, and oh there is a reasonable alternative.

      I want my money and time back thank you.

      1. JDX Gold badge

        Re: What a magnanimous

        "What a magnanimous business Facebook is.

        Get moving or lose it, and oh there is a reasonable alternative.

        I want my money and time back thank you."

        Obviously you checked the T&Cs when signing up?

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Will the deadline

      Of the 20th July be enough?

      Shouldn't that read as 'sit and swivel on it, we don't give a **** about any of you and you ain't going to be able to do anything about it anyhow!'

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Trollface

    It's our face now bitch

  3. LinkOfHyrule
    Joke

    This facial tech aint up to much anyway...

    I used it on a picture of a willy and it ID'd as David Cameron.

    1. Jeebus

      Re: This facial tech aint up to much anyway...

      So they DID get it working then.

      1. LinkOfHyrule

        Re: This facial tech aint up to much anyway...

        No not at all, this was a circumcised one, and it was a dead ringer for Jasper Carrot - uncanny!

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: This facial tech aint up to much anyway...

          I hate to think what else you have in your JPEG collection...

          1. LinkOfHyrule

            Re: This facial tech aint up to much anyway...

            Dude, you should see one that looks like a 1982 publicity shot for Bucksfizz!

    2. Anonymous Coward 15

      Re: This facial tech aint up to much anyway...

      And it promptly got pulled...

  4. The Cube

    But isn't cloud supposed to be perfect?

    Just leave it a couple of years until there are large numbers of real businesses who are dependent on this sort of service through other "cloud" providers who integrate third party services.

    Then we'll see some proper enterprise complaining when key services disappear or become useless because evil globo-corp (or worse, Murdoch) has bought them and shut off all the cheap and free access. I'm sure none of the outsourcing will be reversed but there will be lots of angry complaining and Barclays grade denial from CIOs that any of it was their fault...

  5. banjomike
    FAIL

    "transition" == "f..k off"

    Not nice.

    1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

      Re: "transition" == "f..k off"

      More like F......k off.

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    1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      Re: Face.com ain't the only game in the Facial Recognition Software (FRS) arena

      A "company" with a yahoo.com contact address!

  7. Arachnoid
    FAIL

    So when are we going to see the secure log on to facebook with your video camera app?

    me cant wait [NOT!]

  8. Arachnoid
    Flame

    Oh and I forgot to add the slogan "we securely store and encrypt all your third party website passwords so you can just log in with your face.........simples"

  9. Stretch

    new products = pink slips

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So it's time for Keylemon.com to shine, isn't it?

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