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Report claims Facebook has ‘hundreds’ of employees working on augmented reality glasses

Daily Mail [1]
January 21, 2019

Facebook may be making AR glasses after all. 

The social media giant recently moved hundreds of employees from its Facebook Reality Labs research division to a totally new unit devoted to augmented reality hardware, according to Business Insider [2].

This hardware is expected to include Facebook’s much-anticipated AR glasses.

The team is believed to be led by Michael Abrash, an AR/VR exec, as well as Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of augmented reality and virtual reality.

Facebook confirmed the move in a statement to Business Insider, saying that the team includes ‘a few hundred people.’

A source who claims to have played with a prototype of Facebook’s AR glasses told Business Insider that the glasses closely resemble a pair of typical eyeglasses.

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