Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founder Sergey Brin (along with Priscilla Chan, Anne Wojcicki and Yuri Milner) announced a $3 million prize for medical reasearch on Wednesday. That was the big story.
Behind the scenes, another story was transpiring. Forbes has a very interesting piece about a discussion Brin and Zuckerberg reportedly had about Google Glass – a conversation, which Forbes reports that Zuckerberg said wasn’t “supposed to be a thing” as he discouraged photography of the meeting (other than for private use).
The report from Ryan Mac, quotes Zuckerberg as saying about Glass, “I can’t wait to get my own.”
More interesting yet, it says Facebook already has a team of three people, including a former Googler, set aside, waiting to get their hands on Google Glass so they can develop for it.
While it remains to be seen what will happen, it’s good to see the companies are at least talking, after recent comments from Zuckerberg indicating that they were not.
Perhaps Brin’s constant wearing of Glass will prove to be a valuable business decision.
In other Google Glass news, word is that Google has asked Warby Parker to help improve the device’s fashion sense. Fashion and Facebook could prove to be incredibly helpful assets for Google in terms of getting it to take off.
Google is currently taking applications from people to get the chance to buy one. They’re certainly creating a lot of buzz.
Here’s the latest video showing of its current capabilities.