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MILAN -- Several years after the failure of Google's smart glasses, eyewear makers and tech companies -- encouraged by the arrival of a giant new player in the eyewear sector -- are taking another crack at a product they hope can compete in the market for wearable technology.

The recentEUR50 billion ($53 billion) Italian-French merger between eyewear manufacturers Luxottica SpA and Essilor International SA could revive a market that, according to bullish estimates, could approach 55 million units by 2022. But while eyewear groups enjoy an edge when it comes to style and distribution heft, they may struggle to succeed where even the biggest tech giants have so far stumbled.

The 2012 launch of Google Glass was largely a flop, sunk by concerns over privacy, competition from other wearable devices and poor aesthetics that left wearers looking like cyborgs. Today, Google sells the product mostly for business use and has put aside the idea of pitching it to a mass audience for now.

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Renfe Feve [1] is a division of state-owned Spanish railway company Renfe Operadora . It operates most of Spain's 1,250 km (777 mi) of 1,000 mm ( 3 ft  3   3 ⁄ 8  in ) metre gauge railway. This division of Renfe was previously a stand-alone company named FEVE ( Ferrocarriles de Vía Estrecha , [2] Spanish for "Narrow-gauge railways"). On 31 December 2012 the Spanish government simplified the organization of train companies merging Feve into Renfe and Adif. [3] The rolling stock and the brand FEVE was transferred to Renfe (renamed to "Renfe Feve") and the infrastructures were transferred to Adif .

FEVE was created in 1965, as a successor to the government-run organization EFE (Explotación de Ferrocarriles por el Estado), which had been taking over failed private railways since 1926. Following the creation in 1941 of RENFE , to which the ownership of all Spanish broad-gauge railways was transferred, EFE had in practice become the operator of a collection of exclusively narrow-gauge lines. The present status of FEVE, as a government-owned commercial company, dates from 1972.

On 31 December 2012 the company disappeared due to the merger of the narrow gauge network FEVE and the broad gauge network RENFE. The infrastructure was transferred to Adif and the rolling stock was transferred to Renfe Operadora . The operation of the narrow gauge network continued under the same conditions after the reorganization. [6]

MILAN -- Several years after the failure of Google's smart glasses, eyewear makers and tech companies -- encouraged by the arrival of a giant new player in the eyewear sector -- are taking another crack at a product they hope can compete in the market for wearable technology.

The recentEUR50 billion ($53 billion) Italian-French merger between eyewear manufacturers Luxottica SpA and Essilor International SA could revive a market that, according to bullish estimates, could approach 55 million units by 2022. But while eyewear groups enjoy an edge when it comes to style and distribution heft, they may struggle to succeed where even the biggest tech giants have so far stumbled.

The 2012 launch of Google Glass was largely a flop, sunk by concerns over privacy, competition from other wearable devices and poor aesthetics that left wearers looking like cyborgs. Today, Google sells the product mostly for business use and has put aside the idea of pitching it to a mass audience for now.

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