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Q&A with Kei Shimada, Founder of Infinita (Tokyo)

Kei is the Founder and CEO of Infinita Inc, a multinational mobile research, consulting and development firm located in the heart of Tokyo. His company is one of the very few companies in Japan that covers the three business areas all under one roof, consists of a multinational team and possesses in-depth working knowledge of the world's most advanced mobile market. Their goal is to help clients across the globe create world-class services on connected devices.

Q&A with Martyn Ware, Founding Member of The Human League, Heaven 17 and The...

A founding member of both The Human League and Heaven 17, Martyn is one of the world's leading figures in electronic music. As record producer and artist, he has featured on recordings totaling over 50 million sales worldwide during a 27 year career to date, working with Tina Turner, Terence Trent D’Arby, Chaka Khan, Erasure, Marc Almond, Mavis Staples and many more.

Q&A with Eric Zho, China’s pioneer of branded entertainment (Shanghai)

As one of the pioneers of branded entertainment in China, Mr Zho has helmed several groundbreaking, high-profile projects including Wo Xing Wo Show, China’s first Pop Idol reality show produced in partnership with Universal Music Group and Shanghai Media Group, attracting more than 100,000 applicants countrywide and 100 million viewers each season. The show broke Dragon TV’s rating record and set a new standard for TV programming in China.

Q&A with Orvar Säfström, Scandinavia’s Number One Game and Film Commentator (Malmö)

Orvar writes for numerous newspapers and magazines, lectures on popular culture and games, and has led a seminar on game culture in Swedish parliament. He is also the producer of video game music concerts, currently holding the world attendance record for a game concert (17,000 at Joystick in 2006). Säfström has a background in film, having twice been voted "Best Swedish film critic of all time" by the readers of leading national newspaper Aftonbladet. From 2003 to 2006, he co-hosted Filmkrönikan on the Swedish television network SVT.

All jokes aside, The Onion and Baratunde Thurston take a ‘layered’ approach to social...

He's a technology geek and a political junkie. He's done stand-up comedy and describes himself as "a smart, funny and extremely handsome dude". He also holds the too-cool title Director of Digital for satirical news empire The Onion (which recently sported this headline: "Anthropologists Trace Human Origins Back to One Large Goat.") Ah, it's good to be Baratunde Thurston.

Jack Matthews on the future of Fairfax Digital [PODCAST]

As CEO of Fairfax Digital, the online arm of Fairfax Media, Jack Matthews has been steering the Australian news giant since 2006 (when internet journalism was still an afterthought for most publishing houses). Matthews says in the interview that while advertising still drives of the bulk of Fairfax's revenues, he is aware that media companies are experimenting with the sales of good and services.

Tear down the new walls: Gavin McGarry [PODCAST]

There's big money in tearing down traditional barriers between media formats. Just ask Gavin McGarry, who has built a business out of trans-media storytelling. As president of New York-based company Jumpwire Media he says that no one has got it all figured out yet, and there is still plenty of money to be made.

Australian innovation lets the people of PNG pay for electricity using mobile phone credits...

The rapid adoption of this service highlights the suitability of mobile payment technology in developing countries, which often do not have access to the same payment methods and services available in developed markets. It also highlights a trend that Australian software and application developers best not ignore.

Fanshake's Dana Al Salem talks about commercial ways to harness 'fan love'

In this podcast, Fanshake's Dana Al Salem tells Brad Howarth about the opportunities for brands of all kinds to engage with the people that love them and gives some tips on how to work with that most fickle of audiences, like Generation Y.

Fanshake’s Dana Al Salem talks about commercial ways to harness ‘fan love’

In this podcast, Fanshake's Dana Al Salem tells Brad Howarth about the opportunities for brands of all kinds to engage with the people that love them and gives some tips on how to work with that most fickle of audiences, like Generation Y.

Robert Tercek has never held a job that existed before he took it. Now...

Robert Tercek has never had a job that existed before he took it. His message to Brad Howarth, ahead of his attendance at the X Media Lab Global Media Ideas, event in Sydney on June 18 is that now is a great time to launch a new business thanks to technology wiping out a lot of the barriers to getting something off the ground.

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Five things to get right before you quit your day job,...

Are you wondering if you are ready to quit your day job to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams? You, like many other aspiring entrepreneurs, may feel stuck and unable to take the plunge into the startup lifestyle. Dan Mumby is here to make sure you know the five key things to get right before you quit your day job in this FREE CHEAT SHEET.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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