Vessyl, the genius cup: tracks and analyses everything you drink

Consumer brand company Mark One has launched Vessyl — a 13-ounce intelligent cup that detects beverages it contains, displays nutritional content and syncs drinking habits to smart phones — and is currently available to pre-order for $99. “With Vessyl, we’re solving the other half of the tracking equation. There are plenty of devices that track activity, but […]

Optus set to bring mobile services underground

Yesterday, Optus has joined forces with the state government to offer full mobile coverage through Melbourne’s busiest train lines as the telco rolls out for underground mobile coverage later this year. The roll out will be concentrating on switching 3G and 4G mobile services for the City Loop in partnership with the Victorian Government and […]

Facebook poaches PayPal head to lead messaging products

PayPal President David Marcus will be stepping down at the end of June to run Facebook Inc.’s messaging products, the companies announced earlier this week. In his LinkedIn page Marcus said that after much deliberation, he has decided that now is the right time to move on to something closer to what he loves to […]

Andon Asia Launches new office

Andon Asia has grown leaps and bounds over the past year, and we believe there is no better to way to cap the first quarter of 2014 than with the launch of our new office space at the heart of the Philippine central business district, Makati. We could not help but feel inspired by the […]

Dropbox to open Sydney office

Dropbox, the cloud-based file-sharing service is opening a new office in Sydney, Australia, which means a whole new range of employment opportunities, mostly in customer-facing roles and sales and support. According to the article on the Australian, this will be the company’s first Asia-Pacific office that is set up to ensure best possible service for […]

Guy Kawasaki joins Australian start-up Canva

The Australian start-up company Canva has managed to nab the man who helped launch the Macintosh computer- Guy Kawasaki, an Apple legend, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, author and technology adviser.   Canva was established by Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht, the founders of Fusion Books, the largest school yearbook publisher in Australia. Following the success […]

Pinterest to roll out paid advertising

Pinterest is reportedly asking for commitments of between $1 million and $2 million from interested marketers that want to buy ads on the popular platform and is also planning to charge from $30 to $40 for 1000 views (CPM) of promoted pins. According to the article on the Business Insider, Pinterest has been testing the promotion product […]

Facebook and Google lead mobile advertising in 2013

Facebook and Google reign in mobile advertising, gaining the largest slice from the 105% ($17.96 billion) rise in mobile ad spending in 2013, according to recently released figures from eMarketer. The two tech giants own more than two-thirds of mobile internet ad spending last year. Facebook gained the most from 5.4% in 2012 to 17.5% […]

AllSee battery-free technology brings gesture recognition to all devices

The alternative to touchscreens and sensing technologies is about to become reality. Computer scientists from the University of Washington have managed to develop a low-cost gesture recognition system that does not require batteries and allows users to control devices that are hidden from sight with simple hand movements. According to the news release by the University of […]

Poll reveals major internet impact on society

A poll released on the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee revealed that 76% of the Americans believe that the internet is a good thing for society. According to the article on the Pew research Centre, the past two decades have seen the internet enter into the very […]