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ABC/D 17.01.14: Google-y News!

Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution, and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a Moonshot.

(quoted from website)

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you will have heard of Google, and its ‘Moonshots’.

The Washington Post reports that ‘The soft contact lens that Google is unveiling — it’s still a prototype — houses a sensor that measures the glucose levels in tears. A tiny pinhole in the lens lets tear fluid seep over the glucose monitor to get regular readings.’ As of date, Google maintains that it can get a level reading once every second. Further, WP mentions that ‘The lens also features a tiny antenna, capacitor and controller so that the information gathered from the lens can move from the eye to a device — such as a handheld monitor — where that data can be read and analyzed. It will draw its power from that device and communicate with it using a wireless technology known as RFID.’

Read the full article from The Washington Post here.

Lastly, on the same topic;

I love TNW most for its website UX, and the factual reportage that they adhere to. However, this particular op-ed is by far the best piece I’ve read on the site. They put into words a number of my concerns regarding Google’s changing company culture, and the refreshing googliness that this project has infused into the brand again!

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Atin Batra

Atin Batra is the Accelerator Lead at blueprint, Swire Properties’ tech focussed co-working space and B2B accelerator in Hong Kong. An ex-entrepreneur, Atin is a digital marketer by profession, startup mentor/connector by passion!

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