Fortune 500 firm interested in acquiring CrowdOptic to build apps for Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’

Me, writing for 9to5Google (as usual):

CrowdOptic is one of the most well-established of the 10 current Glass for Work parters, and now the company is in acquisition talks. According to people familiar with the matter, the company has been in advanced discussions with a Fortune 500 firm that intends to build software applications for the upcoming iteration of enterprise-focused Google Glass hardware

Any Fortune 500 company making apps for Glass using CrowdOptic’s well-received technology is notable for the platform. Glass isn’t dead.

 

New Google Glass patent reveals a design consistent with 2.0 rumors

Me, writing for 9to5Google:

Sources familiar with at least one next-gen Google Glass prototype have told us that there was a version of the device being tested earlier this year that folds and looks a lot like a regular pair of glasses. While we’re not confident that this is the version or design of Google Glass that the company is moving forward with for the retail product, the above patent published yesterday, numbered D727,317, seems to depict a device that would fall pretty well in line with that description.

This is exciting. Sounds a lot like a device that I’ve heard about.