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Google Glass Business Chief Departs

Chris O’Neill, a business arch for Google Glass, is leaving the position after thirteen months.

O’Neill was named conduct of tellurian business operations at Google X, a company’s moonshot division, in May 2014, a same month Google hired design and marketing exec Ivy Ross as a lass arch executive.

O’Neill is staying during a company, he told Re/code. A Google mouthpiece reliable he led business operations for Glass, though did not criticism further.

Chris O'Neill, Head of Business Operations, Google Glass

Chris O’Neill, Head of Business Operations, Google Glass

In January, Google close down a Explorer Program, that sole a headset for $1,500. The association announced Glass had “graduated” from Google X and was being handed over to Tony Fadell, a CEO of Nest Labs. Fadell now oversees a subsequent consumer iteration, despite alone from a home automation division. Ross and a Glass group news to him, though they do not work with staff from Nest.

Although Glass close down consumer sales, it has kept a craving operation open, offered a headgear to companies like automotive and medical apparatus manufacturers.

O’Neill came to Glass after 4 years as handling executive for Google Canada. Earlier, he was a executive of sell for a association and hold financial and sales roles during Google, that he joined in 2005.

Since a first 2010, Google X has unmasked a handful of a sly initiatives, including Glass, a self-driving automobile and a internet entrance module Project Loon. Last July, Google sealed a understanding with drug-maker Novartis to permit a intelligent hit lens. Project Loon is partnering with Vodafone and Telefonica, dual of a largest tellurian carriers, and SVP Sundar Pichai hinted during some-more telecom tie-ups to come final week during Google I/O. But Google X has suggested meagre other income intensity for a division.

Lately, Google’s tip coronet have come out in invulnerability of Google’s moonshots.

Chief business officer Omid Kordestani argued during a Code Conference that Google is not immediately endangered with a default of business models for Google X and a other unconventional bets. Chairman Eric Schmidt echoed a view to shareholders during a annual assembly on Wednesday, as did co-founder Sergey Brin, who filed an SEC minute progressing this morning that pronounced a outcomes from a projects are “far from certain,” though vicious to Google.

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