Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPod Creator Will Now Head Google Inc (GOOGL) Glass Division
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has entrusted the complete responsibility of the Glass division to Tony Fadell, who was a creator of iPod for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and head of Nest, which was acquired by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) a year ago.
The search engine company recently made the organizational changes after the company upgraded its Glass division to an independent segment from an experimental project incubator position. Glass was previously headed by Ivy Ross.
Change of Guard
The change of guard has come at a time when conflicting reports emerged on Google Glass segment in the last few months. As if adding oil to the fire was the news that developers appeared to have stopped focusing attention on the new-age eyewear.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has not disturbed the role of Ivy Ross as she would continue to enjoy the day-to-day authority. However, she would be reporting to Fadell, who is also the head of Nest as a separate and independent identity.
The earlier efforts on Glass seem to have broken the ground allowing the company to learn the importance for consumers, as well as, enterprises. Fadell expressed his readiness to work with Ivy to support and direct her team. He said that they worked together to put everything they learned for future products. He added that he remains completely committed to Nest.
The company announced a significant expansion after acquiring Nest a year ago, and the move was the first extension of authority for Fadell. Before Nest, Fadell was with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) managing its iPhone, as well as, iPod projects.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) indicated the program on Glass would go on and that it was not providing any timelines about new products. The addition of Glass project for Fadell meant that he would be able to showcase his ability as an innovator one more time.
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