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Nonprofit groups look to Google Glass

Published on Jul 10, 2014 6:12 AM
 
A file picture taken on April 4, 2014, shows Thomas Sanchez, founder of digital innovation agency Social Driver, demonstrating Google Glass at the National Press Club in Washington. Five nonprofit groups got word on Wednesday that Google will help them fulfil visions of using the technology titan's Internet-linked Glass eyewear to do good. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Five nonprofit groups got word on Wednesday that Google will help them fulfil visions of using the technology titan's Internet-linked Glass eyewear to do good.

"Giving through Glass" programme winners were selected from 1,300 proposals from US charities with ideas of how to use the eyewear to achieve their goals.

Google will give each group a US$25,000 (S$31,000) grant along with a pair of yet-to-be publicly released Glass eyewear and guidance from the technology firm's engineers.

"Developers are already working with these inspiring groups, and next week these five nonprofits will descend on Google Glass Base Camp in San Francisco for training," Google.org director Jacquelline Fuller said in a blog post.

 
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