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Hang w/ coming to Google Glass at CES 2014

Hang w/ is on the verge of releasing a beta version of its service for Google Glass at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show 2014 [CES] in Las Vegas.

The social video streaming app will be unveiled at the show on 7 January and allows Google Glass owners to share what they are seeing and hearing live with all other users of the Hang w/ app.

"We believe Hang w/ is a killer app for Google Glass," said Andrew Maltin, CEO of Hang w/. "The idea of being able to broadcast hands-free and share everything you are seeing via live streaming video is incredibly exciting."

Google Glass Explorers join iPhone, iPad and Android users in the Hang w/ community that also contains countless numbers of celebrity adopters including 50 Cent, Paula Abdul, Timbaland and Larry King.

A further boost came with the recent news that the Monsters of Tech social media influencers group became some of the first to be able to use Hang w/ for Google Glass and Monsters of Tech member Chris Voss is excited at the prospect of using it at CES 2014.

"The Monsters love playing with new technology and we can't wait to get our hands on Hang w/ for Google Glass," said Voss. "I'm sure we'll see lots of people wearing Glass at CES, but we'll be the only ones streaming live while doing it."

Hang w/ first saw the light of day earlier this year and hit the headlines in the summer when it managed to secure $2 million [£1.3 million] in a Series A investment round (opens in new tab) that resulted in it being valued at $20 million [£12.8 million].

More recently in November it released Hang w/ 2.0 for iOS users that added live streaming to Facebook (opens in new tab) to its offering as well as #hashtags introduced to allow better integration with Twitter.

Jamie Hinks
Jamie Hinks

Jamie is a freelance writer with over eight years experience writing for online audiences about technology and other topics. In his time writing for ITProPortal he wrote daily news stories covering the IT industry and the worldwide technology market, as well as features that covered every part of the IT market, from the latest start ups to multinational companies and everything encompassed by the IT sector. He has also written tech content for our sister publication, TechRadar Pro. Jamie has since moved into sports betting content and is Content Manager at Betbull.