The Google Glass team is still alive inside of Google. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the group has a new name, "Project Aura," and has recently picked up a few engineers from Amazon. That's "Project Aura," not to be confused with "Project Ara," another struggling group inside Google that's trying to build a modular smartphone.
"Project Aura" seems to still have all of the previous Google Glass management in place. Ivy Ross, former chief marketing officer of Art.com, is still leading the project. She still reports to Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest. This group is all part of Google Glass' "reboot" team. They're charged with taking the original version of Google's face-mounted computer and turning it into something appealing; we've yet to see a product from this revamped group.
According to the report, the group has been hiring engineers, software developers, and project managers from Amazon's Lab126, a hardware division that was most recently responsible for the Amazon Fire Phone. After the Fire Phone flopped, Amazon fired "dozens" from the Lab126 group, and Google swooped in to pick up some new employees.