The Latest in IT Security

Video: Microsoft just bought its own version of Google Glass for $150M

02
Apr
2014

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR set the Internet ablaze last week, but months before this surprising news, Microsoft reportedly purchased the rights to its own head-mounted device. According to TechCrunch, Microsoft paid between $100-150 million for intellectual property assets of the Osterhout Design Group (ODG), a firm that has spent years developing augmented reality devices for the military and other organizations. Although Microsoft has not issued a statement of its own, ODG founder Ralph Osterhout spoke with TechCrunch, confirming the deal. ODG will continue to operate independently of Microsoft, which raises a few questions regarding the agreement. TechCrunch notes that ODG is in possession of over 81 patents relating to wearable tech, a veritable war chest for Microsoft if the company would rather

Tags:  
Comments are closed.

Categories

WEDNESDAY, MAY 05, 2021
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments