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Idealog—in the ideas business


Inside: Futuretech Labs

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Futuretech develops telepresence tools to bring people together online. Its flagship product has been picked up by funeral homes of all places and Sim Ahmed talks to the guys running it about selling software to grave diggers. More …


Can corporates save struggling NZ startups?

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As traditional venture capital all over the world seems headed for extinction, a new breed of risk capital is flourishing. Flourishing everywhere, it seems, apart from New Zealand. More …



Shane Bradley’s new Pet project

Six months on from selling his remaining 25 percent stake in Sella and GrabOne to APN for a cool $4 million, Shane Bradley launches his latest endeavour: Pet.co.nz. More …


Plug into local EV information

Confused about the various electric car options? Wondering how much they'll actually save you? Mouse on over to Plug In +, a new website devoted to all things electric vehicles. More …


More street art floated to honour our cultural heroes

Didja catch Askew's visual tribute to the late Ralph Hotere in Kingsland this month? If not, you should definitely make an effort to get over there, and if you liked it, then get behind this PledgeMe project to get ... More …




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Awards

New awards programme set to reward commercial chops

There's a bit of a glut of awards in the business sector, but one thing we don't really do is celebrate success in commercialisation. That's why KiwiNet is launching the inaugural Research Commercialisation Awards, entries now open ... More …





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Gadgets

Gadgets: Samsung Galaxy S4 unveiled

It wasn't as bad as Qualcomm's Born Mobile number at CES, but Samsung really pushed the schmaltz at today's Galaxy S4 reveal event involving role-playing families, awkward clapping and worst of all – child actors. More …


Christchurch precinct woos businesses

Interested in setting up shop at the new Christchurch Innovation Precinct? Then get thee over to gets.govt.nz – the government has just put out a request for proposals for companies keen to locate themselves at the new central city ... More …