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This article was published on April 11, 2013

Kleiner Perkins’ John Doerr: Twitter is working on a Google Glass experience

Kleiner Perkins’ John Doerr: Twitter is working on a Google Glass experience

With its ability to act as a real-time firehose, Twitter is one of the most obvious uses for the upcoming Google Glass eyewear. Thankfully, according to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ John Doerr, the company already working on bringing its social networking service to the platform.

As part of the announcement of a new Glass Collective investment syndicate including Andreessen Horowitz and KPCB, Doerr issued a statement on KPCB’s plan to invest in startups working on the Glass platform.

“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,” Doerr said.

He went on to quote Path CEO Dave Morin as saying:

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.

Google tipped the Path, Evernote and New York Times integrations last month at SXSW. We’ve reached out to Twitter for comment on its plans for Google Glass.

Doerr notes that the new Glass Collective brings together “old friends.” KPCB invested in Andreessen’s Mosaic Communications in 1994 and it backed Google as it was just getting started back in 1999.

Also worth noting, Doerr says that he first saw Glass at a briefing in September 2011. He called the experience “eye-opening” (haha), envisioning it as becoming more than just an application platform.

“It also had the potential to create a brave new world of services and experiences,” he wrote.

Google revealed today that is aiming to ship prototype Glass units to its Glass Explorers test group “within the next month”. Glass Explorers include developers who pre-registered for the program at last years’ I/O conference, as well as the winners of a contest that went out on Google+ and Twitter.

Related: Crime, lying and the story of your life: How will the new wave of wearable tech transform society?

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