Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 09:29 UTC
Google The day has finally come: Google has started shipping Google Glass to the lucky few early adopters. Now that it's shipping, Google has also unveiled a lot more about the API and the specifications of the device itself. While the company had already given out substantial details at earlier occasions, there are still a few surprises here.
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Are the term temporary?
by bowkota on Tue 16th Apr 2013 15:34 UTC
bowkota
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2011-10-12

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10812_3-57579762/google-glassware-develop...

"and they "may not charge" users to download apps for the device."

I'm guessing this will be changed eventually, otherwise what's the incentive to develop any apps in the first place?
Not a good incentive for making great applications.

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RE: Are the term temporary?
by Kroc on Wed 17th Apr 2013 06:19 in reply to "Are the term temporary?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Simple. Brand-building. Being first in can be worth a lot down the line, but it's a real risky game. Think of VisiCalc. Google is hoping that app developers want to be the brand that Glassholes recognise first once the competition comes along.

There will be advertising. It just won't be banner ads. Google don't know what it will be yet fully and want use-cases shoved in front of them (for free) first.

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