Thursday, April 18, 2013
Even after $1500, Google “Owns” Google Glass
“Google is barring anyone deemed worthy of a pair of its $1,500 Google Glass computer eyewear from selling or even loaning out the highly coveted gadget,” says Wired. “The company’s terms of service on the limited-edition wearable computer specifically states, ‘you may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person. If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google’s authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty.’ Welcome to the New World, one in which companies are retaining control of their products even after consumers purchase them.” Read more.