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Potential Progress On Dealing With Software Patents

Feld Thoughts

While we continue to struggle with patent trolls in the US – which used to be called “non-practicing entities” (NPEs) but now apparently prefer to be called ”patent assertion entities” (PAE) – the New Zealand government has announced that software will no longer be patented.

HomeAway Buys a Stake in Bookabach of New Zealand


Austin-based HomeAway just increased its presence in Asia with the acquisition of Bookabach Limited, a New Zealand-based vacation rental site.

6 Ways Your Innovation Can Deliver Delight And Devotion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Innovation Lessons from Air New Zealand's remarkable customer experience

Flirtey and Domino's Partner to Deliver Pizza via Drone in New Zealand

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Drone manufacturer Flirtey partnered with Domino's to start delivering pizza to select customers in the Pacific Ocean island nation via drone

How This Tiny Island Became the Hottest Spot on Earth for the Rocket Industry

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula has proven to be a welcome space for aerospace company Rocket Lab

Peter Thiel's Trump Gamble Is a Pure Hedge Fund Bet: Society's Risk, His Reward

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With a safe haven in New Zealand, the billionaire VC is prepared to risk disaster to make his dream of immortal freedom a reality

The Best Places to Start a Business in 2015

Up and Running

New Zealand. Queenstown, New Zealand, where the Lord of The Rings movies were filmed. Denver, Colorado. Austin, Texas.

Patent and Immigration Reform Activities

Feld Thoughts

It pains me to see other countries – such as Canada, the UK, and New Zealand – be more progressive, open, and forward thinking around entrepreneurship and innovation than the US. Two of the public policy things I care about are patent reform and immigration reform.

80’S TUESDAY: I Got You by Split Enz - Going down under to.

Mark Birch

80’S TUESDAY: I Got You by Split Enz - Going down under to New Zealand for this 80’s hit. Just an upbeat classic 80’s pop song with all the synth-pop, New Wave floss. I Got You Neil Finn New Wave New Zealand Split Enz Synthpop music 80's Tuesday

Eat Global, Not Local

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

It is fashionable these days to decry "food miles." But why single out food? Should we not protest against T-shirt miles, too, and laptop miles?

Global Business Outsourcing (Infographic)


Why outsourcing could save your business. The global market size of the outsourced services industry was worth $82.9 billion in revenue in 2013.

Incredible Day In The FX Markets - FOMC


NZDGPD - The FOMC caused a massive USD sell off. That did not help my EURUSD short position.

The Millennial Entrepreneur: Idealistic or Realistic? [with Infographic]

Up and Running

Shanesh Ranchhod, a millennial from Auckland, New Zealand, is not yet an entrepreneur. Earlier this spring, studies in both the U.S.

Before Delivering Your Next Speech, Ask These 4 Questions

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Leaders rarely have enough time to prepare for the communicating they have to do. Here's a shortcut.

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


New York Angels. New Mexico Angels. In 2011, we noted that the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue deals funded by angel groups in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York was higher than most other regions of the country. In 2012 seven of the eight groups from California, Boston and New York were above the median of all groups.

Kiwi lean startup + Australia next

Startup Lessons Learned

If youre in Europe, for example, keep an eye out for the innovative YikeBike , a new kind of personal transport device. You can register here.

Start Your Business in One Day

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Take a note from countries like New Zealand that are using a "one-stop shop" approach encourage entrepreneurship. How can the U.S.

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Best Way to Fight Trolls: Ban Software Patents?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

By claiming software isn''t a patentable invention, New Zealand just found a way to ban software patents. The U.S. should take notice.

Last week I shared my startup experiences with the Metro Atlanta Chamber…

Jeff Hilimire

My favorite bit: The company, Spunlogic, moved out of his mother’s basement and into an office after landing a deal with a New Zealand company.

Mark Zuckerberg Is a Terrible Role Model

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

According to a new analysis, if you want to run a tech company, you shouldn't drop out of college. What's your take?

HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

Perhaps most famously, Guy Kawasaki quipped that the value of an MBA to an entrepreneur is “probably about a negative $250,000.”. Key Insights. Louis).

5 New Year’s Resolutions All Entrepreneurs Should Write Down!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Yet, the new way of thinking has started to see fun as an ally of business, rather than an enemy. Instead, become a postal worker. regularly.

What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Michael Chinnery of Divinity Olives

Up and Running

Olives are harvested on the Chinnery’s land in New Zealand. How did Divinity Olives get started? But of course, time flies.

25 Successful Women Bloggers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Laura Al Ries & his daughter Laura Ries have been working together as focusing consultants for over 20 years.Ries & Ries was founded in New York in 1994. Launched in August of 2004, the site updates 3 to 5 times per day and was declared a “ Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials” by the New York Times. Lynn ClickNewz!

Mexican Peso Slide Will Continue


While USD is wrapping up its best week in a year the MXN peso has taken a continued beating. Much of the concern is from uncertainty. T.P.P.

How 50 Cups of Coffee Can Change Your Life

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Megan Gebhart became a bit of an Internet celeb and travelled the world meeting new people for the 52 Cup Project. Now is the time. Think ahead.

Entrepreneurship at it’s Core

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

Derek Handley from World Class New Zealand on Vimeo. This is a truly inspiring video.

Eat Global, Not Local

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

It is fashionable these days to decry "food miles." " The longer food has spent traveling to your plate, the more oil has been burnt and the more peace has been shattered along the way. But why single out food? Should we not protest against T-shirt miles, too, and laptop miles? I'll post a full review tomorrow. Globalization

Separated at Birth: Techstars and Startup Weekend

David Cohen

Today we announced that Techstars has acquired UP Global, which includes Startup Weekend and many other fantastic events and programs. And boy, did he.

4 Super-Hot Fin Tech Trends To Watch Out For In 2016


Fin tech will continue to see high growth and plenty of new players. by Kiara Medhurst, content strategist at My Gold Limited. Conclusion.

Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Including conferences in Italy, Canada, Holland, Turkey, the UK, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

Terrorists harnessing the internet to radicalize and recruit new members. That’s the team new hypothesis. It’s tough. As America’s No.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

Terrorists harnessing the internet to radicalize and recruit new members. That’s the team new hypothesis. It’s tough. As America’s No.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.


New Zealand: Creative. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative.

19 Horrible Things That Can Happen if You Drink Too Much Caffeine

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With the start of Coffee Fest 2014 in New York City, it''s important to be mindful of the hazards of too much caffeine. Copyright 2014

The Future of Leadership in 2016

Duct Tape Marketing

Creative leadership involves blowing up the status quo, and out of the chaos, building a new world.” – Travis Turner, Writer and Blogger.

6 Simple Ways to Foster Maximum Happiness

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It''s extremely important to give your people the freedom to experiment with new ideas, to explore their creativity, and to take chances.

Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success


By Dr. Karen Reddington, Regional Vice President of FedEx Express, South Pacific. Baidu, Tencent, Rakuten, Alibaba – the list goes on.

12 Simple Ways to Improve your Small Business Blog

Duct Tape Marketing

As a business owner, you’re always keen to try new things. photo credit: Anton. Perhaps it’s time you started. Have fun! Embrace it!

Slyde Handboards – Shredding A New Wave For Surfing


Today, the sport is popular as ever, and Slyde Handboards intend to ride that wave and shred a whole new destiny. Well we did!&#