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Kiwi Born iWantMyName Returns From Big O.E.

iWantMyName is the world’s most innovative domain registrar platform and was developed by our parent company based right here in Wellington, New Zealand. With a new wave of web-based ventures...

Search Build Grow

I recently spent an enjoyable Saturday with the Wellington Lean Startups group watching live webcasts from the Startup Lessons Learned conference in San Francisco. Perhaps the most important...

Will Fastmail survive?

Yesterday the people who make a the Opera browser announced that it had acquired Fastmail.FM, a commercial email host. Does this matter to anyone except the shareholders of those companies? It...

A Low Hum Ditches CDs in Favour of Artwork w/MP3s

New Zealand’s multi-talented* music identity A Low Hum has announced that most of their future recordings will be released as an MP3/Artwork combo, joining musicians and music organisations...

Auckland?

What would be the Auckland equivalents of this place here that are recommendable? edit: ah, just saw this http://aucklandict.wordpress.com/ although any more suggestions are always welcome...

Become an iWantMyName Language Partner

Much of our time in 2009 was spent on refining our domain management service to make it more attractive to partners around the globe. Consequently we launched a Dutch language partner site...

Poll Shows 87% Of Kiwis Want Parody Protection In Copyright Law

Stuff.co.nz has a story about the popular YouTube parodies involving Hitler: “One of YouTube’s most beloved parodies is facing extinction, with countless Adolf Hitler Downfall clips vanishing...

Work Can Be Social

Maybe this is what some middle manger types are worried about with the inevitable* move to social IT - social means talking which can sometimes be, heaven help us, fun. The following tweets,...

ACTA Negotiating Text Released

New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have released the negotiating text of ACTA [PDF]. While MED were previously more involved MFAT are now leading the NZ...

s92A Replacement To Be Debated In Parliament Tomorrow

According to the provisional order paper the new s92A formally titled the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendent Bill is being debated tomorrow (Tuesday) and you can watch it live online...

Due To Public Pressure ACTA Text To Be Made Public

CW Magazine reports that due to public pressure the text of ACTA is to be made public next week, saying: “A controversial plan to crack down on online piracy and counterfeiting will be opened...

Workplace bullying - a way forward

Recent press coverage labels New Zealand “worst in the world” - perhaps minus the media hype it should be ‘worst in show’ or ‘worst in survey’ for work-place bullying (or ‘mobbing’ a term...

Two Dimensional Culture Devalues Society

A couple of issues currently being debated in the New Zealand media suggest why as a nation we struggle to think outside the box. It also illustrates how we are failing miserably to deal with a...

Thurs 15th: Hackers and Founders - MeetUP

This may be of interest to UP members in Wellington. I am organising a casual meetUP for people who are interested in startup - related topics and related technologies. e.g. NoSQL, Ruby on...

[URGENT] Want A Free/Open Internet, The "Wellington Declaration" Is Ready For YOU To Sign

(note: you need to sign the declaration by 9am Tuesday 13th - get into it!) ACTA, that secret(ish) international agreement being negotiated between the governments of USA, the European...

Disingenuous

The Princeton online dictionary define disingenuous as: “not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness”. I can’t think of a better way to characterize some of the...

ION e-Letter March/April 2010

 GeniusNet is proud to host the ION e-Letter. ION is New Zealand’s original virtual community forum for innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors.  ION is kindly supported by EGL,...

Can anything save OOXML?

Apparently not. Let me explain. Two years ago I went as part of the New Zealand delegation to a meeting in Geneva called to determine the fate of a proposed new ISO/IEC document format...

Announcing oss-accounting mailing list

Announcing oss-accounting mailing list for OSS developers…

Public ACTA

InternetNZ is facilitating a conference on Sat 10th April in Wellington to allow public discussion of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The event runs two days before ACTA...

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