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Silicon Valley

Opinion

The ascendance of New Zealand’s technology sector as a key driver of our economy’s success cannot be ignored. But for our success stories to build something better than just another Silicon Valley of the South Pacific, they need to make changes now to be better at the one thing Silicon Valley keeps failing at - diversity in the workplace, urges Xero’s Craig Hudson.

Names

We live in a time of company name crisis. When all the good ones are taken, creativity is required, hence the increasingly ridiculous names of start-ups, with their missing vowels, their additional 'ly's', their intentional misspelling and their ability to signify absolutely nothing about what the company actually does. With that in mind, Wired got the stars of Silicon Valley together to find out if they could guess what a bunch of real start-ups did.

The internet has made many aspects of everyday life easy, efficient and cheap; and it has certainly provided excitement for thousands of Silicon Valley geeks. However, according to British advertising expert Tom Goodwin, the tech revolution is also creating a potentially unsustainable economic model, where consumers are expecting to get most of their web-based products for free