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Google Glass in partnership with Luxottixa


New York -- Italian eyewear maker Luxottica Group SpA has entered into an agreement to design, develop and distribute glasses based on Google's Internet-connected Glass eyewear.

Luxottica said that its two major brands, Ray-Ban and Oakley, would be part of the deal. No financial terms were discussed.

"We believe that a strategic partnership with a leading player like Google is the ideal platform for developing a new way forward in our industry and answering the evolving needs of consumers on a global scale," stated Luxottica CEO Andrea Guerra.

In addition to Ray-Ban and Oakley, Luxottica has an array of other brands, including Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, and Alain Mikli. It also operates the LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut chains.

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