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Today in Tech: $30 movie rentals, Google wants to know your face

April 1, 2011: 6:00 AM ET

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Yep, Google wants to know your face with a new mobile app. Photo: CNN

  • Google is developing a mobile app  with facial recognition technology that pulls up the  Google Profile contact info for people snapped in photos. Google engineering director Hartmut Neven says the company will be "extra careful" when it comes to privacy issues. (CNN)
  • The CEO of domain name registrar GoDaddy, Bob Parson, is in some hot water thanks to a viral video chronicling his African adventures. In it, Parson shoots an elephant and lets a bunch of villagers make off with its flesh. His reason? The animal was eating all the villagers' crops. (Silicon Alley Insider)
  • BMW announced plans for a New York City-based start-up incubator with a $100 million investment fund that will invest in and encourage the growth of mobile and location-based companies. "As a mobility company, we are focusing on mobility services that may not even have anything to do with cars," Joerg Reimann, a managing director of the recently-formed BMW i Ventures, told Fast Company. "We're not coming at this from a car [perspective], we're coming from a consumer [perspective]." (Fast Company)
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