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Adrian Wong, lead electrical engineer on Glass, has left Google to join Facebook. What's a guy like Wong doing at Facebook with his skill set? He's joining the Oculus team to work on the virtual reality.

The move is confirmed by an updated bio on his LinkedIn page. His last day at Google came nearly two weeks ago. On Friday, May 2nd, he posted a goodbye message on Facebook addressed to his fellow employees at Google. At Google, he was responsible for the main PCB and display electronics subsystems used by Glass.

Good luck to Wong on his future working on Oculus.

Update: There's some more bodies being shuffled and moved around within the Google Glass team. TechCrunch reports that Ivy Ross is now the head of Google Glass. She comes to Google from Art.com where she was in charge of marketing. Prior to that she's held high level marketing jobs at companies like Disney, Mattel, Coach, Old Navy and The Gap.

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Leading Google Glass engineer joins Facebook to work on Oculus [Updated]

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This competition only means one thing.... Better software and hardware for us!

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It doesn't matter, assume I have compete privacy, I have no desire to use an Oculus before it was bought by Facebook, and associated with Facebook I have more incentives not to.
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No such thing as privacy on the internet. Every request (that's typing in a URL or click on something) is tracked, by design, so that the server on the other end knows where to send the response. Sure, you might need a court order to get at that info, but it's out there.

As for "privacy" regarding Facebook, that's a little more complicated. But, for the most part, you have control over what you do and don't put out on Facebook. Even apps that request the ability to post on your timeline, you can set it so that no one can see it but you.

And don't even get me starting on the "privacy in public" thing...

"... he posted a goodbye message on Facebook addressed to his fellow employees at Google." I'm sure not many of them read it.

And so the fall of Glass begins. It's about time.

Although I'm not fond of Oculus either.

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Not even close. Companies don't general scrap projects that they've spent millions on (and stand to make millions more) just because an employee left. If that were the case, Apple would have stopped making the iPhone 3 years ago.

"She comes to Google from Art.com where she was in charge of marketing. Prior to that she's held high level marketing jobs at companies like Disney, Mattel, Coach, Old Navy and The Gap."

Looks like we're getting ready to MARKET!