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Last summer, Ian Shakil, then a recent graduate of Stanford business school, got to try on Google’s head-mounted computing device, Glass, earlier than almost anyone outside the company.
Hanging out with some Google employee friends at San Francisco’s Dolores Park, he put on a pair and decided he’d just glimpsed the future of computing. Shakil, who at the time was working as a consultant to MC10, a flexible electronics company, says, “I had that epiphany moment: I’d quit my job, and devote myself to creating a startup.”