Welcome!

News Feed Item

Avegant Glyph and Petcube Named Winners of First-Ever 6 About to Break Competition LIVE at Macworld/iWorld 2014

Hardware Companies Win Over Apps as Innovations to Watch in the Apple Marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Live from the Expo Hall, Macworld/iWorld 2014 attendees and a panel of all-star judges have named the co-winners of the inaugural Macworld/iWorld and SF New Tech 6 About to Break competition. Out of more than 100 entrants, Avegant Glyph and Petcube emerged tied as the overall winners based on their innovative design and technology. 6 About to Break was created to spotlight the most innovative apps, accessories, software, hardware and utilities uniquely positioned to breakout as leaders in the Apple marketplace.

SF New Tech

Sponsored by Rackspace, Telerik, VentureBeat, Cult of Mac, and Fast Company, 6 About to Break was held at Macworld/iWorld in San Francisco on Thursday, March 27. The six finalists—AppPresser, Everypost, Glyph, MotionPortrait, Petcube and ReKognition — took to the stage with SF New Tech style presentation:  providing a five minute demo followed by fielding five minutes of questions from the audience. The illustrious judging panel from Cult of Mac, Macworld/iWorld, MeekerQuinn, Quake Labs, SF New Tech and VentureBeat—along with the voting audience—declared Avegant Glyph and Petcube co-winners of the competition.  

"To be named a winner in the first-ever 6 About to Break is a tremendous honor because it not only validates Glyph, it gives us unparalleled access and exposure to the Apple ecosystem and marketplace," said Edward Tang, CEO of Avegant. "The global recognition we have already received from Macworld/iWorld and SF New Tech is phenomenal, and we want to thank them, as well as the judges and fans, for supporting our vision, business and team."

Glyph is a wearable mobile personal theater device that allows users to experience media with vivid life-like clarity and exceptional sound. The combination of Glyph's unique flip-down form factor, super sharp imagery and premium noise-canceling audio, revolutionizes personal display technology.

"Petcube will change the way that people interact with their pets, and bring human and pet communication to a whole new level," said Yaroslav Azhuyuk, CEO and co-founder of Petcube. "We are thrilled to be named a winner in the 6 About to Break competition, which gives us more inspiration to work on our dreams and provides us with exposure to the thousands of Macworld/iWorld attendees."

Petcube is a home gadget that lets users watch, talk and play laser games with their pet through a mobile phone app. The Petcube iPhone app launched at Macworld/iWorld 2014 and is now available on the App Store. The Petcube device comes in a sleek box that includes a laser pointer, wide angle camera lens, speakers and Wi-Fi.

As winners, Avegant Glyph and Petcube will receive global recognition from IDG, a kiosk at Macworld/iWorld 2014, free hosting from Rackspace, complete Kendo UI and Icenium full product licenses and support from Telerik.

Due to the overwhelming success of the event, Macworld/iWorld and SF New Tech announced today that 6 About to Break will now take place annually at Macworld/iWorld.

"There are many startup competitions that exist, but what makes 6 About to Break unique is our partnership with SF New Tech, enabling us to find, support and promote the very best emerging technology startups tied to Apple innovation," said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager of Macworld/iWorld and a 6 About to Break judge. "All of the finalists were standouts, but both Avegant Glyph and Petcube emerged as the winner because they exemplify the future of technology. We can't wait to see what the next batch of applicants will bring."

For more information on the contest, finalists and overall winner, please visit http://macworldiworld.com/6-about-to-break. To stay current on Macworld/iWorld new, visit our blog, connect with us on Twitter @MacworldExpo event hashtag #Macworld2014, like us on Facebook, circle in with us on Google+, and follow us on Instagram and YouTube.

About Macworld/iWorld
Macworld/iWorld is the world's ultimate fan event for those who use, create, and love Apple products. Attendees will encounter a unique celebration of Apple technology-infused art, music, and film, as well as learning opportunities, and a shopping mecca in our exhibit hall filled with products and services for Apple users of all skill levels and interests. From home users, to artistic hobbyists and professionals, and the true Technorati—Macworld/iWorld gives attendees the chance to experience all that the amazing world of Apple-related tools can offer. Macworld/iWorld will take place March 27-29, 2014 at the Moscone Center North in San Francisco with over 500 media and 25,000 attendees. For more information, please visit http://www.macworldiworld.com.

About SF New Tech
SF New Tech is the Bay Area's largest and longest-running event for people who can't get enough of technology. SF New Tech provides a unique platform for both young startups and established companies to demo their product and discuss their company in front of hundreds of local technologists, developers, VCs, reporters, bloggers, founders and anyone interested in the latest innovations. The format is simple: each company gets a 5 minute presentation and 5 minute Q&A period to convince the audience why their product is the next big thing. SF New Tech is founded by long time Bay Area technology veteran Myles Weisslederhttp://www.sfnewtech.com

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is an award-winning producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld®/iWorld®, the MacIT® Conference, Electronic Entertainment Expo® (E3®), Digital Entertainment World (DEW), The Game Marketing Summit® (GMS), Anime Expo®, BlogHer, BlogHer Food, and Macworld Mobile. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

Macworld/iWorld 2014 in San Francisco from March 27-29.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140328/NE92994LOGO
Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/NE60785LOGO-b

SOURCE IDG World Expo

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to oper...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...