Thursday, September 17, 2015

Google Glass Gets a New Name and Hires from Amazon - Digits - WSJ

See Google has hired a bunch of engineers from Amazon's Lab126 for a new wearable tech initiative called 'Project Aura' (Business Insider) for more details

"The Glass team, now called Project Aura, has been hiring engineers, software developers and project managers from Lab126, Amazon.com Inc.’s hardware-focused research division in the Bay Area. Google swooped in as Lab126 laid off dozens of engineers who worked on its failed Fire smartphone.

Aura is run by Ivy Ross, who previously ran the Glass project. She reports to Tony Fadell, head of Google’s connected-home business Nest, according to a person familiar with the situation. A spokeswoman for Mr. Fadell declined to comment.

Aura is working on the next incarnation of Glass, but the team is also developing other wearable technology, according to job descriptions on business-networking site LinkedIn."
Google Glass Gets a New Name and Hires from Amazon - Digits - WSJ
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