Links: Networking, New Government and Rockets

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Jean M Twenge - The Atlantic

... recent research suggests that screen time, in particular social-media use, does indeed cause unhappiness.

link: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/


What does a new government mean for the tech sector?

This Way Up - Radio NZ

Tech correspondent Peter Griffin looks at how the change in government will impact the local tech industry.

link: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thiswayup/audio/2018618664/what-does-a-new-government-mean-for-the-tech-sector


10 strategies for start-ups at events

Ben Woolf - TechWeek NZ

... these events can be a waste of time. There’s no sense talking to businesses that have nothing to do with yours, or to people with the same or less experience in business than you have. If you already know what kind of business you're running, you should aim to be at events that are either industry-specific or investor-related.
An exception to this rule is if you're attending a start-up mixer as a volunteer, exhibitor, speaker, partner or host.

link: https://techweek.co.nz/news/10-strategies-for-start-ups-at-events/


Is New Zealand's VR sector ready to explode? A new MBIE report says so

Ben Mack - Idealog

The virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) sector could reach $320 million in annual revenue in just two years. Oh, and it could also see double the number of workers that the sector has today.

link: http://idealog.co.nz/tech/2017/10/new-zealands-vr-sector-ready-explode-new-mbie-report-says-so


Rocket Lab takes out top prize at The New Zealand Innovation Awards

Ben Mack - Idealog

Over 700 people passionate about innovation came together to celebrate Aotearoa's most innovative organisations and individuals across all industries and specialities. The winners of the NZ Innovation Awards were announced at ANZ Viaduct Events Centre – 22 winners and 14 highly- commended awards across 12 industry categories and 8 business disciplines.

link: http://idealog.co.nz/venture/2017/10/big-reveal-nz-innovation-awards-winners