Category Archives: cloud computing

Chipping in for multicore champion – let’s get parallel programming


 You’ve got to admire someone who has a vision, almost as much as someone who is prepared to use the word vision. So here’s a plug for Nicolas Erdody, founder of Open Parallel, and more importantly the organiser of Multicore … Continue reading

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‘Always be pitching, looking for feedback’ – Wipster’s Rollo Wenlock


“Get your idea out there as much as possible, pitch it to everyone, even to strangers in a cafe, see what happens. If it doesn’t resonate, you probably don’t have anything.” That was Wipster head sherang’s advice given at Wellington’s … Continue reading

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Failing companies the most open to new ideas – Wes Yun, UX Design Day


“The most exciting places to work are those big companies that are failing. They’re most open to ideas, they have nothing to lose. They’re looking for the Hail Mary pass.” [American gridiron quarterback’s hope and a prayer hurl of the … Continue reading

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The heart of the matter, and a matter of the heart, is design by intention


Seeing as on the design side of things I’m more in the ‘I know when it works, I just don’t know how to do it properly’ camp…here’s a plug to the UX Design Day. UX stands for User Experience – … Continue reading

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Showcase site demonstrates how others can digitally engage with members


Jamie Houston of Honk Marketing has been using his own (sideline, but now about to turn profitable) business as a showcase of how others can use the web to improve customer interaction. This blog gives a few of the lessons … Continue reading

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Building an integrated interweb presence – easily


For many people (including especially myself), figuring out how to integrate all things interwebby in order to build a business is, at the very least, daunting. Think cleverly using Facebook and other social media, building a database, selectively interacting with … Continue reading

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Appiness is good service – Icestack launches its moonshot to America


Given that his presentation was to the MobileTech Summit 2013, a primary industry focused event, Andrew McPherson’s app analogy was very apt. A tractor can be likened to a mobile device, the tool that is driven off the Power Take … Continue reading

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Primary industry mobile tech forum draws the digerati


Numbers tell a story on their own. And the fact that over 220 attendees ponyed up at the Mobile Tech Summit 2013 in Wellington on August 7 & 8 underscores the message that our natural resources aren’t as old-hat as … Continue reading

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Connecting business and organisations by collaborating on content – Flightdec


One of the small ironies of the internet-enabled world is that it is meant to bring communities of interest closer together. And while there’s Facebook and Twitter and other social media connectors, no one has really cracked the wider challenge … Continue reading

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Lightning Lab startups ask – ‘where’s the money’?


Lightning Lab 2013 saw nine startups pitch their digital products to would-be investors last week, seeking expansion capital for ideas that 12 weeks before mostly existed on paper. The Wellington Demo Day saw highly polished presentations, with clear development plans … Continue reading

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