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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. Patents functional claiming new zealand

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

Inc Startups

Innovation Lessons from Air New Zealand's remarkable customer experience

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

Inc Startups

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

North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike

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

Inc Startups

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

Recent developments – including an influx of new college grads and the well-deserved (if you ask me) popularity of a TV show based in the city and bearing the same name as the city – have also made it cool again. New Zealand.

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. I believe our patent system – especially with regard to software and business method patents – is completely and totally broken.

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 TuesdayThis was the band that launched the career of Neil Finn of Crowded House fame. As an aside, what apparently passed for innovation in the music business back then was laser etching of vinyl records.

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?

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


However, stronger than expected growth figures out of New Zealand provided the pair with another opportunity to test this level, but it failed to break through once again" - LINK 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

For some personal insight, I spoke with Matthew Leirdahl, a millennial entrepreneur from Minnesota, and Shanesh Ranchhod, a millennial from Auckland New Zealand who is on the verge of entrepreneurship. Earlier this spring, studies in both the U.S.

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. New Zealand’s life science sector startups were funded at a pre-money valuation of US$3.25, almost identical to the North American median.

Kiwi lean startup + Australia next

Startup Lessons Learned

I want to especially thank the dozens of Kiwis who acted as my guardians and escorts from place to place, even driving me around on the wrong side of the road Every tourist will tell you that New Zealand is a beautiful country, and they are not kidding.

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. As hopes heightened and excitement built, the New Zealand company went bankrupt without a penny spent on Spunlogic. “It

Before Delivering Your Next Speech, Ask These 4 Questions

Inc Startups

Steve Sargent, president and CEO of GE Australia and New Zealand, runs through a four-point checklist--sometimes in just 30 seconds--before every organized communication event, from small meetings to large speeches.

HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

As a second-year Harvard Business School student and NextView Ventures MBA Associate, constantly keeping up-to-date with the start-up world, I have heard some skepticism about the ability of MBAs to found top companies.

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

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Every new year, we all set out to make resolutions: lose weight, save money, stopped being shocked when the Chicago Cubs don’t win the World Series. Yet, the new way of thinking has started to see fun as an ally of business, rather than an enemy.

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. In Mangawhai, located in the New Zealand countryside, lies a beautiful olive grove.

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. After living in Spain for the past few years and returning home for a stint, I then quit my job and moved to New Zealand.

Mexican Peso Slide Will Continue


agreement and Mexico stands to benefit heavily from the 12-country deal, comprising the United States, Singapore, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Vietnam.

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. Would highly recommend that you take 20 minutes out of your schedule to watch this video. The speaker articulates his journey as an entrepreneur and the lessons he learned along the way.

Eat Global, Not Local

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

" Getting food from the farmer to the shop causes just 4% of all its lifetime emissions… A New Zealand lamb, shipped to England, requires one-quarter as much carbon to get on to a London plate as a Welsh lamb ; a Dutch rose, grown in a heated greenhouse and sold in London, has six times the carbon footprint of a Kenyan rose grown under the sun using water recycled through a fish farm, using geothermal electricity and providing employment to Kenyan women.

Separated at Birth: Techstars and Startup Weekend

David Cohen

At these events (there about 1,000 per year from Boulder to Mongolia to Chile to New Zealand), entrepreneurs and the community gather to build startups in 54 hours.

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


Though the initial traction was in payments scene, new startups like Motif Investing and CAN Capital have entered advanced banking service areas of online trading and small business alternative capital financing. Fin tech will continue to see high growth and plenty of new players.

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. This is a departure for this blog.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.


New Zealand: Creative. So in Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden and United States, professionals used the word creative in their profiles to give themselves an edge in the careers… except that many others also describe themselves similarly.

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. Space Evaders will be testing their new MVP with potential beneficiaries over the next two weeks.

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. Space Evaders will be testing their new MVP with potential beneficiaries over the next two weeks.

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. She has over four years of experience agency-side, working with some of New Zealand’s leading brands.

Start Your Business in One Day

Inc Startups

Take a note from countries like New Zealand that are using a "one-stop shop" approach encourage entrepreneurship. It's also a concept employed by countries around the world that want to attract entrepreneurs and ease the process of starting a business, according to new research.

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Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success


Unleashing creative thinking helps drive businesses forward, improve customer value propositions and identify new opportunities that deliver on the needs of our ever changing customers. By Dr. Karen Reddington, Regional Vice President of FedEx Express, South Pacific.

Best Way to Fight Trolls: Ban Software Patents?

Inc Startups

By claiming software isn''t a patentable invention, New Zealand just found a way to ban software patents. Well, that''s pretty much what New Zealand just did. The U.S. should take notice.

12 Simple Ways to Improve your Small Business Blog

Duct Tape Marketing

As a business owner, you’re always keen to try new things. Update the post with new information and better images, tighten up the prose, and republish it with a strong call-to-action.

Mark Zuckerberg Is a Terrible Role Model

Inc Startups

According to a new analysis, if you want to run a tech company, you shouldn't drop out of college. Not so fast, writes Carolyn Duffy Marsan recently for ComputerWorld New Zealand.

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.

How To Suck At Social Media: An Indispensable Guide For Businesses

Occam's Razor

Air New Zealand's YouTube channel is an example from a different industry. You can see the latest video, you can see the header on the top that brings up more customized pages, and at the bottom is always the route map of where Air New Zealand flies.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) For Small Business


For smaller businesses, maintaining processes or systems with your business growth can get costly – it may mean hiring new staff or implementing new programs or operations. by Monica Shepherd, TradeGecko.

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?


Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals!