So I’m disappointed with the “2009 New Zealand Internet Industry Awards”, given the poor wording of the entrepreneur of the year award. It’s a new annual award organisation and created by the Liz Dengate Thrush Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is: … to award funding grants for use in practical educational advancement of individuals […]
I read today in Stop Press that there are no Internet Entrepreneurs in New Zealand. To be fair the award criteria were pretty harsh: Internet Entrepreneur of the Year – recognition for that rare breed who has put capital and reputation on the line and successfully contributed to New Zealand’s wealth. That’s a standard, I […]
Sky’s results came out this week – and while subscriber numbers grew the financial results were at the low end of expectations. I feel that their product is disappointing – with too much rugby translating into a general loss of passion for the game, and with an increasing awareness that in tough times paying money […]
So Wellington wins the Ranfurly shield match against Auckland. Just. With a drop goal making the difference. Meanwhile the All Blacks win the deciding Bledisloe cup game against Australia. Just. With a lucky penalty awarded after a missed drop goal. Then All Black coach Henry calls out Wellington coach Jamie Joesph for not allowing the […]
Well done to Russell Brown over at Public Address (I said they write well) for breaking the story on the Kids Can Stand Tall debacle. It’s a good scoop after some digging into the history of the Telethon beneficiary. I won’t repeat it here – but I will get grumpy instead. I found Russell’s post […]
I don’t know when it appeared, but Wellington harbour is sporting an iceberg today. Well done to whoever was responsible. Does anyone know anything more about it?
After a laughably dumb registration process (use fake data) you’ll find the ChannelAdvisor report on How Consumers Shop Online. Let’s start with a caveat – the sample size is 824 people from 29 states in the USA, but there is no information on how this sample was selected. We should probably therefore assume that the […]
Here’s how I got to WordPress camp this morning.
3 reasons not to follow up on this advertisement in today’s NZHerald. 1: there is no specific URL which I can see delivers me to the txt car alerts page. Nor us there any way I can do anything with my non Internet surfing mobile. 2: there is no price information, and we are all […]
Cadbury is already in trouble with New Zealand consumers – so the last thing I expected to see was something else to make me annoyed. First my mouse turned into a paint brush… ..and then the entire page was covered. Stuff – are you are letting the cash get in the way of the service […]
So Barnes and Noble is joining Amazon in offering an ebook reader and downloadable ebooks. This article from NZHerald has several indicators that they will fail if they keep on their same path. The e-books sold at BN.com will not be compatible with the Kindle or the Sony Reader…. ….the market is developing in such […]
I’ve been really impressed with the NBR in recent times – their website was going from strength to strength, and their writing was increasingly excellent. I even praised writer Chis Keall, who writes for (but I understand is not employed by Chris tells me he is, in fact, employed by NBR – my apologies) the […]
There are plenty of ways not to add Twitter followers. Here is one: Here is what she should have done, and still can do: 1: Used her real name. We like talking to people not bots or spammers – and I’d like to refer to you by name not “she” 2: Started a blog – […]
NZ iPhone plan comparison It’s sad – but this great idea – a collaborative iPhone pricing spreadsheet for New Zealand – has completely failed. It’s a mess, there are people deleting things and Telco or device religion rather than science seems to be driving behaviour. I don’t care how much Vodafone’s rates are – their […]
Via Not PC I see that there is a top NZ political blog ranking system. That’s interesting. Well not really – but I do like to read a range of views, and follow No Right Turn (#6, blogspot), Kiwiblog (#1), not PC (a rabble rousing #3 – also on blogspot) and The Visible Hand in […]