Gilded Googlers

Back To The Future: DVF Designs 80’s-Inspired Shield Frames For Google Glass

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Google has released photos of their latest effort in the war against fashion designers who seriously hate Google Glass. They announced in the middle of the night that as of June 23, you’ll be able to buy shades and frames for Google Glass designed by Diane von Fürstenberg. The new line will be available through the Glass website and luxury online retailer NET-A-PORTER.

This announcement follows the January release of their Titanium Collection and their recent plans to collaborate with Oakley and Ray-Ban. DVF told Betabeat that they’re waiting until their 2014 Resort Show to say more about the collaboration, but The Verge is reporting that the Glass by DVF will cost $1,620 — or $120 more than usual. Read More

startup rundown

Startup News: The Library of Congress Has a Twitter Problem

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API Rate Limit Exceeded Back in April of 2010, the Library of Congress promised to add every tweet up to that date to its famous archives. But like anyone following too many people at once, it’s just caused one big mess. The library now has an archive of approximately 170 billion tweets totaling to a compressed 133.2 terabytes. Now the librarians of Congress are planning to work with Gnip, the company currently organizing all of the data, to develop a plan for archiving all of the tweets.

Apparently there have already been more than 400 access requests to the Twitter archives from researches doing work on citizen journalism and political communications. Someone needs to teach the librarians how to make lists as soon as humanly possible. Read More

Planet GOOG

Here’s the First ‘Documentary’ Compiled Using Footage from a Bunch of Google Glasses

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A few days ago we lamented that even the models strutting down the runway at Diane von Furstenberg’s fashion week show looked vaguely dorky in Google Glasses. Now, a video compiled from the footage taken by the models has been assembled and uploaded to YouTube. It’s the first official video made entirely from clips recorded by a slew of real Google Glasses prototypes. Read More

Wearable Tech

Even Hot Models Look Kind of Dorky in Google Glasses

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This could soon be you! (Google Plus)

A few months ago, following a cyborg attack in a Parisian McDonalds, we predicted that Google would be the first to market with computer glasses, but that Apple would take its time perfecting a beautiful, sleek prototype that would automatically become the emblem for hipness everywhere. Now, it looks like Google is trying to head off that theory by incorporating the Project Glass prototype into a New York Fashion Week show. Face computers are super glam, you guys. Read More

Visiting Dignitaries

Chelsea Clinton, Tech Advisor? The Former First Daughter Joins the Board of IAC

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It looks like companies like College Humor, Vimeo, Match.com, and Newsweek/Daily Beast could soon be getting business advice from American royalty.

The Financial Times reports that 31-year-old Chelsea Clinton isn’t too busy with her graduate studies at Oxford or work at the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative to join the board at digital media powerhouse IAC over at the “big white frosty” building on West 18th. She’ll be the youngest member of IAC’s board by seven years, joining heavyweights like Michael Eisner and Edgar Bronfman Jr., chairman of Warner Music Group or as we like to think of him, MIA’s future father-in-law.

We’d also like to wish the former hedgie, who worked at both McKinsey and Avenue Capital, a warm welcome to startupland–and business caz. Read More