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How brands are using Vine for marketing

Will Twitter's new video app Vine take off? Only time will tell. But a few organisations have leaped at the opportunity to use these short video slots to promote themselves online. More …


Google and Twitter reports government transparency

Today is Data Privacy Day in the US (January 28 US time), a government-led initiative to raise awareness of privacy in the digital age. To celebrate and educate, Google and Twitter have released details on requests the two companies have ... More …


The future of enterprise according to Marc Andreessen

TechCrunch has just published a lengthy interview with Silicon Valley veteran Marc Andreessen about where he thinks enterprise technology is headed. Sure, BYOD is all the rage, but have we hit the SaaS tipping point yet? More …



The beauty of hand lettering in action

Here's your daily dose of visual inspiration. Seb Lester, a type designer and illustrator, believes typographers can benefit from doing calligraphy and vice versa. He's been dabbling in calligraphy of late and has created this quite lovely video ... More …


Dave McClure’s tips for acing a VC pitch

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Dave McClure of 500 Startups was in New Zealand not too long ago as part of the Geeks on a Plane initiative. Here, he talks to NZTE about the best techniques for presenting your story when you're trying to ... More …



Scrattching her way to success

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Entrepreneur Lou Donnelly-Davey thinks the web has spoiled us all, and not for the better. That’s why she’s building Scrattch, a new startup for information sharing based around groups and communities. More …


Royal wool campaign to tell a great yarn

The Prince of Wales has often been ridiculed for his supposedly 'wooly thinking' on the environment, spiritual meaning, and holistic medicine. But his support for actual wool is unquestioned and, far from being sheepish about the royal endorsement, the industry ... More …


Dutchman out to make the first 3D printed house

3D printing offers all sorts of possibilities for creating things, from body parts to guns and even houses. And according to a 3D printing news site, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars (39) from Universe Architecture in has come up with a ... More …


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Twitter announces new video app: Vine

A day after Twitter CEO Dick Costolo's delicious video Tweet about making steak tartare, Twitter has officially announced its new video sharing app, Vine. More …


The Climate Show #32: The Oz heatwave and more

At long last: John Cook from Skeptical Science rejoins the Climate Show team for the first show of 2013. He hooks up with Glenn and Gareth to review Australia’s big heatwave, and stays around to dig into the new ... More …


Instant Kiwi tickets get a style injection

NZ Lotteries and Running with Scissors have just launched a new range of Instant Kiwi tickets in an effort to attract a "social, lively and stylish urban audience" to a product not usually associated with such phrases. And marketing manager ... More …


Tech Inspiration: The Maker Movement

The worldwide maker movement is booming with the proliferation of cheap 3D printers, and today we feature some interesting applications for this very modern take on the home workshop. More …