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NBR travelled to Quickflix NZ's Auckland office to see a Chromecast in action (Chris Keall)

OPINION: Video on demand: Are we there yet?

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 22 May

OPINION: Quickflix NZ managing director Paddy Buckley on local and international competition in on-demand video services.

Lance Wiggs

Lance Wiggs’ Punakaiki to seek funds via Snowball Effect

Fri 22 May 2

Punakaiki Fund wants $2 million via crowdfunding.

Rakon chief executive Brent Robinson

Market gives slight nod to Rakon's profit relief

Fri 22 May

Rakon’s new-found profitability is a step in the right direction but the company will have to make sure its product can stay relevant.

Goliath back on its feet: Microsoft recovers

Fri 22 May

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer last year admitted the company missed the smartphone explosion and, if he could re-live the past decade, he would do it differently.

 
Microsoft Surface 3

Toy box: Microsoft Surface 3

Fri 22 May

Last year Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3, a hybrid device that transforms from a tablet into a full-noise laptop PC simply by adding a keyboard and mouse. It was great, particularly if you’re one of those people who find themselves torn between tablets and laptops.

 
BOARD MEETING: Kinaroad co-founders Paul Winton (left) and Scott Fenton, with one of the first surfboards made by their prototype manufacturing cell. They need $2 million more to commercialise their concept

Surfboard company bets on small, automated manufacturing cells

Fri 22 May

“Welcome to the meth lab,” says Paul Winton as NBR enters Kinaroad’s headquarters Auckland’s Freemans Bay. And indeed, with tarpaulins covering some of the company’s gear, the operation does have the look of a Breaking Bad set. There’s even a cooker.

 

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