Google Glass head takes up new job at Amazon

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 15 2014 @ 15:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The project leader of Google's Glass headset announced that he's moving to Amazon. Dr Babak Parviz posted on his Google+ page that he's super excited and is looking forward to working on "a few other thing" for Amazon.
It's a puzzling move given that he led the development of Google Glass, and also helped develop a glucose-monitoring contact lens. His alma mater, the University of Michigan, feted him as "the visionary" behind the tech.

Parviz's departure comes after Google spent months talking up the possibilities of wearable computers such as smartwatches – and less time talking about its Google Glass project. It also comes a few months after the advertising kingpin had to warn its Glass wearers to not act like "Glassholes".
Source: The Register


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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