Tagged: development

Crowdfunding with a Kiwi flavour suits our tastes – PledgeMe - Stick

Peter Kerr Jul 12, 2012

PledgeMe are the first to admit that they’re copying and tweaking an overseas model of crowdfunding, perhaps the best known of whom is Kickstarter. But the local web platform to create, collaborate and support the funding of creative projects reckons … Continue reading → … Read More

One place to access everything digital takes off its training wheels — Unified Inbox - Stick

Peter Kerr May 29, 2012

When you simply state the idea of having one place where all forms of contact – email, Facebook, Twitter, text and others – end up in one place for reading and responding to, it sounds an eminently sensible thing to … Continue reading → … Read More

Venture Solutions operates in commercialisation’s ‘no-man’s-land’ - Stick

Peter Kerr May 24, 2012

The untitled head of nine month old Venture Solutions Ltd recently and reluctantly agreed to put up a website advertising its services. Grant Marris’s reluctance is warranted. Operating in the ‘no-man’s-land’ between the (often backyard) inventor and other types of … Continue reading → … Read More

Startups get a scientific methodology = a simplifying strategy - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 26, 2012

Webfund chairman, entrepreneur and supporter of startups Dave Moskovitz gave his review of Eric Ries book, ‘The Lean Startup’ at a lunchtime meeting at Wellington’s Southern Cross hotel recently. Ex-pat American Moskovitz brought back a few copies of the book … Continue reading → … Read More

Stop trying to Aucklandise our science and innovation - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 17, 2012

At the risk of displaying a Wellington-residential and Southland upbringing bias, the government’s keenness for an Aucklandisation of our science and innovation strikes me as being stupid. In particular, the push to make (force even) the development of the former … Continue reading → … Read More

IP ownership change spurs new wool research - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 10, 2012

As agriculture’s orphan child, laden with centuries of tradition and structure, coarse wool has recently exhibited a refreshing turn of mind to attempt to spin a new future. The realisation that wool industry participants weren’t interested in co-investing in generic … Continue reading → … Read More

ACC and Ministry of Health: winners in patent battle over computerised healthcare information ‘connectivity’ invention - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 05, 2012

By guest blogger, Doug Calhoun Throughout the debate on the patenting of software, a battle has been quietly percolating under the radar over a NZ patent application (NZ525001) that has touched upon just about every issue in the software patent … Continue reading → … Read More

Optimising autoimmune treatment patent invalid: a ‘Law of Nature’ is not a law passed by Congress - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 23, 2012

By guest blogger Doug Calhoun On 20 March the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a decision unanimously allowing an appeal by the Mayo Clinic and declaring invalid two patents that a lower court had found Mayo to … Continue reading → … Read More