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Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

WASHINGTON (AP) – Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.

After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google announced five nonprofits Wednesday that will get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers. ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.

After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google announced five nonprofits Wednesday that will get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers.

Classroom Champions of Jacksonville, Fla., will use the glasses to create first-person educational videos by Paralympic athletes for high-need schools.

Lumberton, N.C.-based 3,000 Miles to a Cure will deliver information to riders participating in a bicycle race for charity.

Mark Morris Dance Group of New York will create dance-based tools for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Women’s Audio Mission in San Francisco will develop music- and media-based learning programs for women and girls.

And Baltimore-based Hearing and Speech Agency will develop new ways to help people with communication difficulties.