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VMware & Nokia Celebrate Vergence Labs "World Changing" Social-Video Electric Eyewear With Coveted "Technical Innovation Awards"

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/26/12 -- If you aren't already aware of the cutting-edge social video streaming glasses, Epiphany Eyewear, being developed by Vergence Labs (http://www.vergencelabs.com), here's your chance to get in on the ground floor. Vergence Labs is creating computer enabled eyewear -- video recording and video streaming glasses with software that integrates with the mobile app ecosystem and the social web. "Picture it as stylish glasses that will let you touch a button on the frame, and stream your point of view to apps like Instagram or SocialCam, then post your experience onto Facebook and Twitter," explained Erick Miller, founder and CEO.

For these recent advancements, VMware and Nokia awarded Vergence's Chief Science Officer and co-founder, Jon Rodriguez, two coveted Technical Innovation awards at the Stanford University computer science exhibition. Rodriguez accepted this recognition with these words: "It is an incredible honor to have judges with such deep and renowned backgrounds recognize us for 'tackling the difficult problems' that can 'change the world.' I speak for the entire team here at Vergence when I say we're incredibly honored to hear them say these words."

2012 has already brought Vergence Labs recognition from a variety of press channels, one even naming them in a list of the top five companies to change the world. Vergence has been endorsed by prestigious groups through TEDxStanford, TechCrunch Disrupt, the DEMO Conference (Microsoft sponsored), and Singularity University. They have been covered by media outlets as topically broad as Forbes, Market Watch, TechCrunch, PC Magazine, Pando Daily, and Singularity Hub. The media interest has ranged from social-media applications, mobile, hardware, fashion, and augmented reality to the company's social mission.

"Our goal is to give the world a product that brings them new, better capabilities than they had before. Having a computer in your eyewear can enhance your human experience. Like Tivo for your life, but then giving you information about things around you as well. For example, we're reaching out to app developers to develop applications that help give sight to the blind, help with obstacle avoidance, and write memory-recall apps for patients with various stages of Alzheimer's. We plan to make the world better with our product -- a more connected & enhanced experience," states Miller.

In fact, after the company presented at the Medical Technology event at NASA Ames for Singularity University, many in the medical community raised excitement about the applications. Milton McColl, CEO of Gauss Surgical and former 49ers two-time Super Bowl winning NFL football player, stated: "This is a winning team ... and these glasses will change the world."

Vergence Labs just launched a campaign on Indiegogo, the world's best crowd-funding platform (http://www.indiegogo.com/socialvideoglasses). In just a few short days, the campaign exceeded its $50,000 goal with nearly 25 days still to go. The company aims to create "the world's most insanely great and stylish computer enabled eyewear," states CEO Erick Miller. "We're creating a new type of social computer as eyewear -- it's the power of technology, meets the refinement of stylish design."

The Epiphany Eyewear product is currently on Indiegogo for only $189 -- that's $110 off the MSRP retail, for a limited time. Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/socialvideoglasses and become an early adopter of this groundbreaking new eyewear product. Learn more about Vergence Labs and Epiphany Eyewear on Indiegogo: (http://www.indiegogo.com/socialvideoglasses)

About Vergence Labs:
Vergence Labs, Inc. is a California-based corporation, recently incubated and launched from a Stanford-based accelerator. The company's audacious vision is to "reinvent the future of the human-computer paradigm" using stylish glasses with a computer inside, integrated with "reality-as-a-platform" social software that connects people through new, enhanced experiences. Vergence Labs' stylish, high-tech Epiphany Eyewear social-video glasses integrate seamlessly with websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They make it simple to stream video to mobile apps, capture experiences from your perspective hands-free, and share them as memories with your colleagues, friends or loved ones online.

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