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NewsPoster Mar 26, 2013 02:08 PM
Google sending invitations for Glass Explorer program
Google is sending invitations out to participants in a social media campaign for the Google Glass Explorer reservation program. Individuals will receive a message from Google over Google+ or Twitter confirming the invite, if their entry to the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>#ifIhadglass competition</a> was impressive enough to the search engine, over the next few days. <br />
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A post on the project's Google+ <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">account</a> thanked entrants for the enthusiastic response to the contest, which required participants to use up to 50 words, five images, and a 15-second video clip to show what they would use Glass for. Google did not reveal how many invitations it would send out to prospective Glass candidates, but the now-removed competition terms and conditions mentioned 8,000 invites would be sent out. The competition <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">page</a> now offers registration to a mailing list, said to provide more chances to obtain Glass later this year.<br />
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It is also noted by Google that a number of businesses applied for Glass as part of the contest, such as <a href=" .for.headset/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">JetBlue</a> with its air travel mock-up. Though the Explorer Program is stressed as "only for individuals," Google states it is workon on "connecting with businesses in other ways."<br />
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The eventual release of a <a href=" s.gps.chip/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">consumer version</a> of Google Glass is expected to take place before the end of this year, with a price at or below that of the $1,500 paid by developers for the Explorer edition. <br />
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