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Google Glass Explorer Program: Google Says Not So Fast to Some Glass Contest Winners

Google Glass Explorer Program: Yesterday, we spoke in depth about the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass Explorer Program. In short, the search engine company has selected a group of people to participate in its program before the technology is released to the public. Easy enough, right?

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Those who received an invite to participate were sure to be excited. After all, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Unfortunately, things did not quite work out for all of these people.

Google recently explained that some people who were previously selected would not be able to take part in the program. They detailed this decision in a recent Google+ post. Here is an excerpt to give you a clear understanding of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s decision:

“With #ifihadglass we set out to find a truly diverse group of Explorers, and that’s certainly what we’ve gotten. We need honest feedback from people who are not only enthralled and excited by Glass, but also people who are skeptical and critical of it. That said, it’s become clear that a few applications that don’t comply with our terms have slipped through the cracks, and we’re going to have to disqualify applications like these. As for the rest of you, please keep that feedback coming — it’s all in the Explorer program spirit!”

Is this really that big of a deal? Despite the fact that winners will be able to participate in the program, they are still expected to purchase the glasses for a price of $1,500. With this in mind, it may appear that the losers, in this case, actually turn out to be the winners.

Did you apply for the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass Explorer Program? Were you accepted? Were you then turned down? Share your thoughts on this in the comment section below.

Check back here for more updates on Google Glass Explorer Program.

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