How A Brooklyn Founder Reacted After Google Basically Launched His Product

10/8/17

Google debuted a new pair of headphones Wednesday that can translate more or less in real time what someone is saying in a different language. They’re called Pixel Buds and they’re equipped with voice recognition and connected to Google Translate. Pretty neat.

Well, not so much for one Brooklyn startup, which has been working on a very similar product for years, and, in fact, just sold $5 million this spring in pre-sales. The company is New Lab–based Waverly Labs, its product is the Pilot and its founder is Andrew Ochoa, whom we just named earlier this week as one of Brooklyn’s top scientists.

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