b2cloud wins Mobile Design Awards 2014

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We are thrilled to announce that b2cloud has won the Mobile Design Award for Best Wearable Technology for our work with Telstra. The award recognises our innovative work using Google Glass to help empower the visually

Telstra and b2cloud – using Google Glass to improve people’s lives.

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We are thrilled to announce some groundbreaking work we have been doing with Telstra for Google Glass. Over the past six months we have developed two world-first Google Glass apps designed for the visually and

#14 in Deloitte Tech Fast 500 Asia-Pacific 2013

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What a proud day for the b2cloud team. We have just been announced by the Deloitte Tech Fast 500 Asia Pacific as the 14th fastest growing technology company in the region, and the fastest growing mobile app developer.

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