Google Glasses aren’t the only Heads up Display that Google will likely use or demonstrate. Imagine that Google acquired eye-tracking technology that let you use your gaze as a mouse, and tracked your eye movements to see what you are looking at. Google has acquired such technology. Google buys Eyefluence eye-tracking startup. Here is a … Read more Google Acquires Eye Tracking Startup Eyefluence and its Technology
What does this acquisition of Flyby Media mean for Apple’s Efforts in developing Augmented Reality Devices and Media? I noticed this headline in the news this morning: Apple patent details visual-based AR navigation, confirms Flyby Media acquisition. The article tells us that augmented reality can be accomplished by using information from a phone such as … Read more Apple Augmented Reality Improved with Acquisition of Project Tango Collaborator Flyby Media
Google is possibly most well known for the patenting of an algorithm that sorted and ordered search results based upon a metric known as PageRank, named after Google Co-Founder Lawrence Page, while he was a student at Stanford University. Yahoo started off as a Web Directory, which became a Search Engine, and the patent it … Read more Yahoo Assigns 2648 Patents to Mystery Excalibur IP, LLC Group
I read today the news that early Search Engine Lycos is selling off their patents, presumably to enable them to launch other services. This was stated in the betaboston article Internet search pioneer Lycos puts patents up for sale. I wondered how many patents Lycos might have, and what they covered, so I looked them … Read more Lycos to Sell Off Patents?
It was a surprise to see a number of Yahoo! patents listed in Google’s assignment database as having been assigned to Google. With news recently that Yahoo would be closing the Yahoo Directory, that seemed like a strategic choice. Now I’m wondering if we will ever see an independent Yahoo Search Engine ever again once … Read more Google Acquires 55 Yahoo! Patent Filings