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Ivy Ross Named Head of Google Glass

May 23, 2014 01:11 PM EDT


Ivy Ross is Named Head of Google Glass. The company last Thursday announced that Ivy Ross, who has experience at Coach, Disney, Mattel, Calvin Klein and more to lead the wearable-computer unit. She previously had a design role at Bausch & Lomb. According to WSJ, Ross’s appointment was previously reported on TechCrunch, which was also reporting that Glass engineer Adrian Wong was leaving to join Oculus VR. Ross introduced herself to the Glass early adopters in a message on the company’s social network.

According to eMarketer, “ Google gains 33% of revenue in the worldwide advertising market this year, up from 31% last year. Share of worldwide mobile web ad revenue will reach nearly 53.2% this year, up from about 52.4% this year. “ Communication for Android wearable technologies is an important element to further innovations. With Android users able to access more data faster, the user experience will improve as a result. Google’s  Bluetooth MAP support allows app communication to third party devices.

Luxottica recently partnered with Google Glass and added two major proprietary brands of the Group, Ray-Ban and Oakley who has a 10-year heritage in wearable technology that has evolved from MP3 to HUD devices, will be a part of the collaboration with Glass; however details about these new products will be disclosed at a later stage.

“We live in a world where technological innovation has dramatically changed the way in which we communicate and interact in everything that we do. More importantly, we have come to a point where we now have both a technology push and a consumer pull for wearable technology products and applications. Seeing such a future, over the last years, Luxottica invested heavily in building-out our technology platforms and digital solutions to combine with our products excellence. We believe that a strategic partnership with a leading player like Google is the ideal platform for developing a new way forward in our industry and answering the evolving needs of consumers on a global scale. We believe it is high time to combine the unique expertise, deep knowledge and quality of our Group with the cutting edge technology expertise of Google and give birth to a new generation of revolutionary devices.”

Today’s wearable devices integrate lifestyle and technology. New and fresh technologies will be the contributing factor to this, thanks to the future entrepreneurs and innovators. The performance and speed which is offered through Android devices are a significant factor for new wearable technology adoptions. 

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