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Idealog—in the ideas business


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Recycling

Online market taking the “scrap” out of car wrecking

First you had TV takeback, a Government scheme to discourage New Zealanders from throwing their old television sets in the landfill. Now a Kiwi online scrap car marketplace has jumped on the “takeback” bandwagon, relaunching itself as CarTakeBack, partly in ... More …




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Nanotechnology

The revolutionary power of nanotechnology

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Ever thought of powering your devices through your own sweat? How about solid objects that are invisible to the eye? Or possibly even waterproofing your entire outfit? Well great news now you can do all of that, how you say ... More …


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Advertising

Snakk wins ESPN as client in new business

Snakk Media has launched a wholly owned subsidiary, Represent Media, tipping its toes into the premium advertising space to help companies target users of mobile apps and websites. More …


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Design Thinking

Design thinking quick steps

Always wanted to implement design thinking in your business but have been intimidated by the thought? Don’t be. Design thinking can be fun and invigorating, if you do it right. More …


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Startups

CreativeHQ’s new matrix for startups

CreativeHQ has new ambitions to shakeup how things are done at the incubator. Speed is what it is after, as it seeks to help grow startups into commercial beings. More …



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Entrepreneurship

NZ lacking innovation culture, says MIT study

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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study says Auckland University has defied New Zealand's poor record in innovation, entrepreneurship and availability of capital, to build a emerging international centre of excellence More …




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Architecture

Tamaki Drive boasts winning architecture

Two pieces of New Zealand architecture have been listed in this year's International Architecture Awards, and that's not the only thing they share – they both reside on the shores of Auckland's Tamaki Drive. More …


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Inspiration

World of Wearable Firsts

Forget Instagram, a project by David Trubridge and Brancott Estate Wines is taking Kiwis' #throwbackthursday to the world stage. More …


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Digital marketing

Paradise lost? Monetizing Instagram, Twitter

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are running trials to allow social networkers to buy products using their sites using smart phones or desktops. Will inhabitants of these networks revolt or rejoice? More …