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Idealog—in the ideas business

A smarter way to get a green light

Victoria University graduand James McCann's concept for smarter traffic light control might not please Aucklanders obsessed with their cars, but they'd likely admit it's a good idea. More …

Forbes rates Xero innovation tops

Forbes has ranked Xero top in its list of 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies, with the Kiwi cloud company outdoing big names like Netsuite, Asos, Gartner and Stratasys. More …

The Wrap: 21 May

In The Wrap this week we find an app that makes sketches all grown up, wedding stationery that's far from average, a game console for your dog and news reports courtesy of Glass. More …

Want to go global? Forget the road well travelled

If you want to grow your tech company into a world beater, an insular view, push tactics, being all things to all people and dragging your feet won't get you far, says NZ Hi-Tech Trust chair Wayne Norrie. More …


Where are the female coders?


Powershop interaction designer and developer and founder of Rails Girls in Wellington, Kelly Cheesman, has some good news for young females who want to make coding their career: the profession is as far from the anti-social, anaemic stereotype as you ... More …


The Wrap: 14 May

This week there's a pen to replace the guitar (no, really), tweeting a sting, a way to find your book without a kerfuffle in the library and a car with paint that keeps it squeaky clean. More …


Ethical buying gets smartphone smarts

Conscious Consumers, the Kiwi organisation that accredits businesses for ethical and environmentally friendly practices like stocking fairtrade products and recycling waste, hopes its smartphone app will go global. More …


Face swapping app serious fun

Auckland developer John Ballinger reckons the Face Swap-r app is the most fun of the 13 he has in the Mac and iOS stores. But it also has serious money making potential. More …


AUT app puts te reo at users’ fingertips


AUT's National Maori Language Institute Te Ipukarea is drawing together a set of learning resources previously only available as textbooks and study guides in hard copy and online and releasing them as a tablet app series. More …