Google Disqualifies Many Glass Contest Winners

Status
Not open for further replies.

jdw_swb

Distinguished
Feb 11, 2008
12
0
18,560
0
After wining the right to buy it, they were disqualified for not having the required funds to purchase their prize.
 

DRosencraft

Distinguished
Aug 26, 2011
96
0
18,590
1
And, once again, trolls have ruined a potentially good thing. Although, you can't discount the terrible job that was done in reviewing the applications. You have to wonder how often this takes place in other contests and giveaways...
 

beayn

Distinguished
Sep 17, 2009
429
0
18,930
0
[citation][nom]g-unit1111[/nom]They cost $1500???? And how many places are preemptively outlawing these devices?[/citation]Any place that already has a ban on cameras and video cameras for privacy reasons?
 

teh_chem

Honorable
Jun 20, 2012
87
0
10,590
1
[citation][nom]falchard[/nom]I wish they would have posted the disqualified ideas.[/citation]
Sadly because you have to do "something" in order for people to think you're relevant. For google, it's been Glass. For others, it's been phone-tethered watches (an ergonomically-terribad idea). But while the mobile tech industry slightly stagnates momentarily, you still need to push something through, whether or not it ends up being the next blockbuster success.
 

anort3

Distinguished
Moderator
It still blows my mind people "won" the right to pay $1500. Along with paying to get themselves to New York, San Francisco or LA. What a great contest Google. Way to be one of the richest companies in the world. Way to "do no harm" in a recession that still has 7.7% unemployment. Golf clap.
 

g-unit1111

Distinguished
Moderator


There's more than just that - I've seen stories of bars, casinos, movie theaters, airlines, businesses, tons more places banning these things due to more than just privacy reasons.
 
[citation][nom]teh_chem[/nom]Sadly because you have to do "something" in order for people to think you're relevant. For google, it's been Glass. For others, it's been phone-tethered watches (an ergonomically-terribad idea).[/citation]
Contrary to popular belief, competition doesn't work because people think up brilliant ideas for products and sell them.

It works because people think up all sorts of ideas for products. Most of them are stupid and die in obscurity. A few are good and go on to success. Many of the ones which die seem brilliant, and some which succeed seem stupid (e.g. Pokemon cards). The market is the final arbiter, not your nor my opinion. If we blocked product ideas on the basis of people calling them stupid, technology would never progress. Most people thought the Wright brothers were going to get themselves killed trying to build a flying machine.
 

ckholt83

Honorable
Jun 27, 2012
1
0
10,510
0
Seriously, would you stop mentioning the stupid bar in Seattle in every Glass article? The owner is obviously attention whoring, and you're artificially inflating the value of his opinion. Nobody cares.
 

dimar

Distinguished
Mar 30, 2009
290
0
18,930
0
I hope Google is going to work on a "mind-controlled tasks" unit.. How is the user going to control it if there's a huge crowd or lots of noise..
 

spentshells

Distinguished
Apr 1, 2006
179
0
18,640
2
ne potential winner's contest entry stated that "I'd throw it in your face" while another said she would "cut a bitch!"

Oh that's good... ROFL
 

blazorthon

Distinguished
Sep 24, 2010
761
0
18,960
13
[citation][nom]g-unit1111[/nom]There's more than just that - I've seen stories of bars, casinos, movie theaters, airlines, businesses, tons more places banning these things due to more than just privacy reasons.[/citation]

Movie theaters would do it for obvious reasons- they don't want to make bootlegging easier. Bars doing it are mostly the same bars that ban cameras according to what I've read. Casinos doing it would be for similar reasons. Airlines would do it for security reasons. Need I go on?
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
M Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 1
G Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
G Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
J Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
J Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
G Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
oliwierek10 Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 1
G Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
V Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 1
G Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
PhilipMichaels Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 1
AndrewFreedman Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
XGamer_BiH Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 2
Mark Spoonauer Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
T Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 1
T Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 1
A Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 1
D Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 4
Mark Spoonauer Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0
G Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 0

Similar threads


ASK THE COMMUNITY