Luxottica and Google in deal for Glass eyewear

Ray-Ban sunglasses maker Luxottica said it had sealed a strategic partnership with Google to design and distribute the Glass Internet-connected eyewear.

By - March 25, 2014 Share on LinkedIn
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Ray-Ban sunglasses maker Luxottica said on Monday it had sealed a strategic partnership with Google to design and distribute a new kind of eyewear for the U.S. group’s Internet-connected Glass eyewear.

In a statement, Luxottica said the two groups would work together to create innovative wearable devices for Google’s iconic Glass brand.

No financial terms were provided.

Luxottica said its two major brands, Ray-Ban and Oakley, would be part of the collaboration with Glass but gave no further details.

“We believe that a strategic partnership with a leading player like Google is the ideal platform for developing a new way forward in our industry and answering the evolving needs of consumers on a global scale,” Luxottica Chief Executive Officer Andrea Guerra said.

(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes)

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