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Google buys startup North to support ‘ambient’ computing quest


Google acquired smart-glasses startup North Inc to help the internet giant develop what it calls ambient computing. A price wasn’t disclosed, but the Globe and Mail recently reported a $180 million deal was imminent.

Google buys startup North to support ‘ambient’ computing quest (Image: Bloomberg)

Google acquired smart-glasses startup North Inc to help the internet giant develop what it calls ambient computing. A price wasn’t disclosed, but the Globe and Mail recently reported a $180 million deal was imminent.

North, based in Kitchener, Ontario, started developing a device in 2012 that responded to gestures and “neuro-muscular impulses,” then ...


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