Google Glass may be coming back to the market soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, eyewear maker Luxottica is currently developing a new version of Google’s augmented reality eyewear. Google shut down its Google Glass Explorer Program in January, but said it was still committed to launching it as a consumer product.
A spokeswoman for Google told the WSJ, “The team is heads down building the future of the product.” No specifics have been announced on when Luxottica’s version of the Glass will be launched, but Massimo Vian, CEO of Luxottica, said the new version is in preparation, and they are already brainstorming on a version after that.
Developers feel NSA surveillance has increased or stayed the same, says report
According to a survey taken at the 2015 RSA Conference, 94% of respondents believe that the NSA’s surveillance in the U.S. has either increased or remained the same following Edward Snowden’s exposé of the agency in June 2013.
Thycotic conducted the survey of more than 200 RSA attendees. According to the report, 48% believed NSA increased its surveillance, 45% felt there hasn’t been a change, and 6% believed the exposure led to a decrease in surveillance activities.
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Software AG to lead Predixion’s Series D funding round
Developer of cloud-based predictive analytics software Predixion has announced that Software AG will lead its Series D round of funding.
“We are pleased to join forces with Predixion, a true thought leader in the advanced analytics market and how it relates to the Internet of Things,” said Frederic Hanika, head of mergers and acquisitions and corporate ventures at Software AG. “Our investment in Predixion is a part of our ongoing efforts to enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize systems, and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service.”
This is the fourth round of funding, which is expected to close in 60 to 90 days. The funding will be focused on advancing Predixion’s advanced analytics for IoT in use cases such as energy, utilities, transportation, healthcare and retail.