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All Whites Deserved to Win Halberg – So Says Biased Football Fan

OK, I am biased, I am a football nut. I think they deserved to win the Halberg Award and given that the 28 person panel voted accordingly, there was obviously enough support from the people who mattered. The panel consist of 10 media types and 18 sports people from a wide range of sports. Interestingly, none of …

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Getting to the Sharp end of the Wedge

Over the last few weeks there has been plenty of stories backwards and forwards about the quality of Google\’s results, specifically that the quality is going down. Google counter in an official blog post to counter that specifially by saying that search quality is better than ever (though conceding a short term increase recently) Penned …

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Is \”like\” the most powerful word in the world?

Such a small word, but surprisingly, it has immense connotations. I got to thinking about this after watching The Social Network, the movie about Facebook, it\’s genesis and growth. In the movie Mark Zuckerberg, the \”co-founder\” of Facebook has a lightbulb moment; that peoples relationship status is an incredibly important part of a persons profile. There …

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The Internet is the Magnifying Glass of the World

Before the Internet stuff happened. Since the invention of the Internet, the same stuff happens, so what is the difference? The main difference is that more things are visible to everyday people. Things that were obscure for geographic reasons are no longer and can be viewed in all of their glory (or not). But specifically, things are …

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Interim Management Training Assistance Scheme

If your business has fewer than 50 full-time employees, you may be eligible for financial assistance from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) to partially cover the costs of management training courses completed between 1 July 2010 and 30 September 2010. This is an interim scheme to continue helping business owners and managers to improve …

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Using the Internet to Make a Point – Protest against Telecom\’s XT

The internet has been hailed as a wonderful tool for everyone to be able to express themselves, whether that be for good or for bad. There are plenty of bloggers out there who can write, just as there are plenty who can\’t, but technologies ability to enable everyone with an internet connection to have their …

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