Google is taking over North, the maker of Focal's smart glasses

Google has acquired North, the company behind the Focals 1.0 smart glasses. But the acquisition also brings bad news: The Focals 2.0 project has been canceled and they are being sent to consumers who are waiting for it. Not surprisingly, neither Google nor North have disclosed financial details of the acquisition.

Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President of Google's Devices & Services division, revealed in a blog post that North will be merging with the Google team in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. However, details of future projects that the North team will work on as part of the Google team are not yet known.

“ It has recently become apparent that alignment with Google would significantly advance our shared vision, '' North co-founders wrote in a blog post. "We will be more excited to join Google and take an exciting next step toward the future we've focused on for the past eight years."

Source: Google Blog

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