Wearable technology will enable the next wave in social networking now that Google Glass has a competitor. Telepathy, a San Francisco and Silicon Valley startup, located at 156 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, has raised $5 million in a first round of funding to develop wearable computing technology that rivals Google Glass, says August 22, 2013 news article, "Telepathy One wearable Google Glass rival scores millions in initial funding round." And there's an August 21, 2013 news release from the startup, "Telepathy Inc. Raises $5 Million in Venture Funding; Announces Hiring Plan." The product is expected to arrive on the market in 2014. The company also is based in Sunnyvale. You also may wish to view the news from Google Glass rival, Telepathy One from earlier this year.
If viewers wear these fashionable headware mobile devices at sports games such as football, will it affect the income of pay TV? That's one of the questions consumers brought up about what happens when people put on headware such as glasses and walk into theaters or sit in concert halls and freely record or videostream to the public what they're viewing? You can bet technology exists and is being developed to block recording or uploading in places where others normally tell people to turn off recording devices and cell phones, due to privacy issues or concerns about copyright infringement when entertainment is presented. Yet people can record at home what they want from TV channels and watch that movie again as long as they don't sell copies. The future may be more technology being developed to block recording.
Privacy technology versus the First Amendment and the right to video stream what you see in public
Consumers are still seeking answers to privacy questions and concerns surrounding Google's photo and video-equipped glasses called Google Glass. Just a few months ago on May 17, 2013, at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, California, there was a discussion on the topic of privacy. The topic was about eight members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus who sent a letter to Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page seeking answers to privacy questions and concerns.
The panel at the San Francisco conference wanted to know whether the high tech eyeware could infringe on the privacy of Americans. Google had been asked to respond to a series of questions by June 14, 2013. Now, Google Glass has a competitor, Telepathy, Inc. with a forthcoming device called Telepathy One. The product has video-streaming ability, and the new device is worn around the head.
Of course, privacy issues can be met with technology applications that could prevent any videos from being uploaded to the Internet. See, "How to stop apps from downloading to other devices with iCloud." And various software developers in different companies are busy creating a wide variety of software apps so if anyone video records you when you don't want to be recorded, you must might be able to turn on a device that stops the device from being uploaded to other devices such as Internet sites where the video might be seen by the public. Or check out sites such as, "Giant US government Internet spying scandal revealed."
Telepathy, Inc.'s new mobile video streaming and recording headware competes with Google Glass
On the other hand, concerning Telepathy, Inc. and it's forthcoming Telepathy One video recording headware that sees all and tells all, so to speak, the company will be hiring says Telepathy, Inc.'s August 21, 2013 news release. Employment prospects interest people with programming and software engineering backgrounds in this type of technology such as those Silicon Valley people who develop video compression and software platforms.
As for the consumer, what you will be getting, should you buy the device next years, is a hands-free communications device that wraps around the back of a wearer's head. It has a small screen, earplugs for playing sound. It will come with a software developer kit. If you're also a programmer, you can can write apps for it. The device is a competitor and rival to Google Glass.
As far as opportunities for investment, Firsthand Technology Value Fund led the series-A investment, according to Telepathy
Now the company has the funds to hire new hardware and software engineers. With so many people in software engineering vying for a job, it brings more hiring opportunities to Northern California in one branch of media that considers itself the next step ahead in communications -- social networking technology. The aim is to look toward the future and make as many changes as needed to make gadgets smaller, thinner, and faster for mobility and access.
You can take a look at the video, "Telepathy One: Wear Your Love." The result is that the new competitor, 'Telepathy' to Google Glass may be vying to being the multi-device of the fashion world, says the latest news releases and articles such as, "Will Google Glass Competitor “Telepathy” Become the Multi-Device of the Fashion World?" Check out the news release, "Telepathy and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners’ Business alliance in development of communication services using wearable devices."
Telepathy Inc. and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Inc. made an announcement on July 22nd of their business alliance over research and development of communication services, starting the countdown on fully-fledged utilization of cellphones, smartphones and next-generation wearable devices. For more information, check out theAugust 21, 2013CNET blog by Stephen Shankland, "Telepathy raises $5 million to develop Google Glass rival."
The purpose of Telepathy is to videostream exactly what you're looking at
"It’s to video stream what each person is viewing and share that experience," Iguchi says in the August 21, 2013 news release, Telepathy Inc. Raises $5 Million in Venture Funding; Announces Hiring Plan. "If every human being could understand what each person is thinking and feeling immediately, it would be an amazing, lovely world." Check out the Wired UKnews article, "Meet the Japanese challenger to Google Glass: Telepathy One. You may also want to take a look at the video site, "Watch Telepathy at SoftBank World 2013 LIVE." Or see, Streaming by Ustream.
Telepathy Inc. and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Inc. have announced that they have agreed to business cooperation in research and development of communication services using wearable devices. From mobile phones to smartphones to wearable devices, computer terminals are expected to migrate from “carry” to “wear”. Wearable devices such as eye-wear, clock, and outfit type devices have been released from various advanced digital equipment manufactures in the world. Check out the site, " Telepathy One headset prototype, demonstrated earlier this year."
Telepathy is a wearable device development company that has attracted attention from all over the world ever since their announcement in March 2013 of the development of the “Telepathy One”, the next-generation wearable device to be worn on the head. Through the professional team “Technology Mirai Works”, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners has been developing various communication services using digital technology and providing solutions to the needs of consumers.
On the basis of the business alliance, while performing device development and manufacturing of the “Telepathy One”, Telepathy provides Hakuhodo DY Media Partners information and progress of technical specifications and development in regards to the development and manufacturing of the “Telepathy One”.
Hakuhodo DY Media Partners is responsible for providing human resources, ideas and know-how to support the research and development of communication services to Telepathy utilizing the “Telepathy One”.
Combining Telepathy’s product development capabilities of wearable devices and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners’ idea development capabilities that capture the needs of consumers and the network power of the stakeholders, we aim to develop communication services to lead the next generation utilizing the “Telepathy One." Many people will predict that individuals are going to video stream what they see in private as well. There will be debates on that one as more videos end up online or on other recording devices, flash drives, and DVDs.