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 […]

Facebook to acquire Oculus

Facebook has reached an agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology for a total of approximately $2 billion and plans on extending Oculus ’existing advantage in gaming to new verticals, including communications, media and entertainment, educations and numerous other areas. According to the news release by Facebook, the company […]

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 […]

Who will take home an Oscar?

The Dolby Theatre is being prepared to welcome the best of the best in the movie industry. The voting for this year’s 86th Academy Awards has finished. Excitement is bubbling up as the night of glam and fun is approaching. All the stars will walk on the red carpet, but who will walk away with the […]

The Egyptian spiral- the Google Maps mystery

Is it a landing strip for aliens? Is it a portal to a parallel universe? Is it an ancient monument to a benevolent deity with a knack for symmetry and design? Nope. It’s a spiral art piece created by modern age human artists. The curious spiral in the Egyptian desert has been baffling people since […]

Google rolls out new Google Maps

It’s been a year since Google launched the new version of Google Maps that was available for users who wanted to try it voluntarily and now the company announced that the version will be available for all users. Google revealed last Wednesday that the new Google Maps will completely replace the previous version as the […]