Nest's Tony Fadell Will Now Be In Charge Of Google Glass

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The Google Glass team will reportedly break from the Google X research lab to instead start reporting to Tony Fadell, CEO of Nest, the smart thermostat company Google bought last year for $3.2 billion, Fortune's Adam Lashinsky reports .

Fadell, known for leading production of Apple's first iPod, will advise Glass's current leader, Ivy Ross, while still juggling all his responsibilities at Nest.

Google Glass has had a tough reception. The $1,500 device still hasn't taken off, in part because of its limited release and lack of practical uses .

Glass was the first project ever to emerge from Google X - and one particularly important to Google cofounder Sergey Brin, who runs it - so the team's departure from the lab is even more significant. Fadell's new role suggests that Brin and CEO Larry Page put a lot of trust in him.

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