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Investors confirm Twitter app for Google Glass
AFP
April 13, 2013
First Published: 10:42 IST(13/4/2013)
Last Updated: 12:04 IST(13/4/2013)

The micro-blogging site is being backed to help it bring tweets to Google's much-hyped smart headset.



John Doerr from investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has confirmed it is financing Twitter and that the company's app is already in development. As part of a larger statement announcing the formation of the Glass Collective -- an investment syndicate focused on helping companies develop for the Google Glass platform -- Doerr said: "Some companies we've backed, such as Twitter and Path, are already working on experiences for Glass. So are Evernote and The New York Times."

Until Google's seminar at SXSW in March, it was difficult for many even in the tech industry, to understand what exactly Google Glass is for or how the headset could offer something not already available to anyone who already owns a smartphone. The seminar revealed that the product is about keeping people in the moment and making technology 'disappear' into behavior. As such, no other web-based service could be more suitable than Twitter, whose raison d'être is to capture and share fleeting moments.

Doerr went on to say that he had had his first experience of Google Glass in September 2011 and that he believes: "Glass represents a future of freedom. A future where you spend more time focused on the people you are with and the experiences you are having, rather than focused on your mobile device. Glass brings you the important information, context, and moments when you need them most."

As well as revealing the Glass Collective, Google also confirmed this week that its developers will be receiving their Google Glass headsets "within the next month."


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