Monthly Archives: February 2013

Getting to grips with multicore’s hugely disruptive technology – an opportunity for NZ Inc


There was some serious brainpower assembled at the recent Multicore World 2013 conference in Wellington. Some of the subject matter was way-beyond the once over lightly understanding that I have of computers and computing. But the clear message was that … Continue reading

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Wellington Startup Weekend well pitched


According to John Holt, the brainchild behind the San Francisco located Kiwi Landing Pad, the final pitch presentations at the Wellington Startup Weekend were better than 75% of those he’s seen in the USA. Given that those State-side entrepreneurs are … Continue reading

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Australian Gene Patent Held Valid: Patent is for Isolated Nucleic Acid, not for Information Per Se


By guest blogger Doug Calhoun In a decision: delivered on 15 February 2013, nearly a year after the oral hearing, Federal Court of Australia Justice John Nicholas held that the Myriad Genetics patent for “An isolated nucleic acid coding for … Continue reading

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‘Foolproof’ writer to study difference between new business intent and reality


The writer of ‘Foolproof’ a tome about how to find and test great business opportunities through market validation is off writing books – at least for a while. In a previous incarnation, Wellingtonian Jenny Douché put out a series of … Continue reading

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Give up the total DIY for tech start-ups – Clark-Reynolds


The great Kiwi ‘traditional’ of do-it-yourself (DIY) has its downsides in many tech developments according to serial entrepreneur Melissa Clark-Reynolds. Speaking as one of a panel at Unlimited Potential’s AGM, Clark-Reynolds says entrepreneurs and start-up founders need to, quickly, get … Continue reading

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When we name something, our relationship with it changes


(This blog also appears at pastureharmonies.org) Michael Margolis, chief instigator at Get Storied in a Brand Storytelling 101 blog makes the following point. 1. When we name something, our relationship with it transforms His first example has an agricultural flavour. … Continue reading

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