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Intelligent design transforms tiny Hong Kong apartment into luxury 24-room masterpiece

From its large population to its expansive highrise skyline and frantic lifestyle, Hong Kong is a city of extremes. In this scramble for space, local architect Gary Chang peered beyond the chaos and clamour, seeing an opportunity for technological innovation and green living.

I’ve always wanted a clone. Now, my iPad can become one [VIDEO]

I don't mean a Dr Evil Mini Me sort of clone, either. I've just felt that sometimes, it would be better if I could be in two places at once. Like, at home and at work. Or, better yet, diving and at home, I mean work.

Pizza … mmm … Pizza: the beauty of efficient delivery in motion [VIDEO]

I'm still not completely sure why pizza can be the most awesome thing to eat, but sometimes, it just is. Usually when the pizza arrives, the last thing you think about before you tuck in, is how it got to be there.

Motivational life lessons from David Brent (The Office)

Motivational speaking is often seen as the trade of phonies and eccentrics -- think Jim Cunnigham (Patrick Swayze) of Cunning Visions in the film Donnie Darko. While prolific on both the business and public circuits, genuine motivational 'visionaries' are few and far between. Fortunately, we have David Brent's inaugural 'life lessons' speech to remind us that it's easy to think outside the square and empower ourselves to kick goals if we just believe.

How to get hired in sales – just ask Abott & Costello

Sometimes, all it takes to move ahead in life is being able to back up your fresh perspective with unique logic. Anyone can crank a widget, but how many people can prove that 7 x 13 = 28?

Seven questions every good pitch should answer [VIDEO]

At Anthill, we actively encourage world domination while wearing just your underpants. Some might say we are little obsessed with underpants references. I say, piffle. Tim Morris, a self-confessed 'underwear delivery specialist', spends a lot of time advising startups on starting up. Here he explains the seven questions every good business pitch should answer.

Impressive Aquascript ambient advertising wows Parisian pedestrians

NGO Solidarités International and creative agency BDDP Unlimited marked the occasion of World Water Day with this innovative ambient display in the heart of Paris. These Aquascript water messages, designed to build awareness of the dangers of unclean drinking water globally, turned heads for a full week in the City of Light.

All these connections are making me lonely; is social media killing the art of...

Have you stopped to think about how social media has changed your behaviour, and the way you interact with others? This TED presentation, by Sherry Turkle from MIT, asks many questions and, challenges you to be honest with your answers.

One man's passion for soft drink creates blue ocean strategy

Here's an example of a small business driven by his love for soft drinks. What's remarkable about John Nese, owner and founder of Galco's Soda Pop Stop, is that he has unintentionally created his own blue ocean strategy, selling something as simple as 'sugar water'. Thanks to the Startup Melbourne blog for bringing this to our attention.

Bring back the love: What is wrong with this ad? [VIDEO]

It's such a clever, funny and well written advertisement. But it always leaves me feeling strangely conflicted. It's extremely effective in its capacity to communicate a disruptive message. And its creators could almost be described as visionary, producing these insights well before the rise of the social web. But is it an effective tool for selling Search and Banner advertising?

Creating the new possible – Innovation in AT&T’s Olympic advertising campaign [VIDEO]

AT&T were official sponsors of Team USA at the Games. The company took on an interesting challenge with its Olympic advertising. Rather than running ads congratulating Team USA medalists, AT&T and its agency BBDO New York, decided to integrate the most recent wins directly into their advertising.

FORUM VIDEO: Hessex Solutions

Hessex Solutions CEO, Boyd Walan has shared his pitch video in the Anthill GET PITCHING forum. Solar power is a complex issue to explain. In this video, Walan not only successfully explains the current pricing problems facing solar energy solutions, he also elegantly shows how Hessex Solutions has the answer.

How Facebook has destroyed politics and why FourSquare is the new world democracy [VIDEO]

What happens on the internet, stays on the internet. The Onion has again risen above all other media outlets with this exclusive report into what Facebook means for the future of American politics.

The mesmerizing magic of truth, deception and iPods

A magician enjoys the world's most honorable profession, because he says he is going to deceive you, then does just that. Techno-illusionist Marco Tempest has a lot of say about lies in this riveting presentation from a TED conference. Using three iPods, Tempest weaves a narrative about deception, art and emotion.

Do you have a pitch video you'd like us to promote?

Do you have a 'pitch video', 'rave reel' or other form of digital media that you'd like us to publish? If you do, we're creating a place on our site where you can showcase the spoils of your toils to our highly entrepreneurial (and influential) community.

FORUM VIDEO: How to get business funding with Jeremy Liddle

In our first Anthill Forum Video of the week, Jeremy Liddle, Chief Entrepreneur Officer at ENYA, explains the NAB Micro Enterprise loan. This loan is for all budding young entrepreneurs looking for seed funding, and business owners that want to grow their existing enterprise.

Banksy’s dark, dark jab at 20th Century Fox

The darkly comedic introduction sequence, which was developed by UK stencil artist Banksy at the invitation of The Simpsons' producers, was pulled from YouTube earlier today, prompting many tech-scene observers to speculate that the clip, which is clearly critical of the program's production processes, ruffled some of the wrong feathers at Fox.

Six years of Lost… re-enacted by cats [VIDEO]

Every now and then we publish something completely unrelated to business or innovation, simply because, well, we dig it. In fact, I doubt we've posted anything quite as frivolous as this since The Muppets covered Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in November 2009.

The most useless machine ever?

This neat little invention caught my attention for its sheer uselessness. Yup, you read me right. The following clip features one of the most useless things I've ever seen. It's so useless, it prompted me to spend 20 minutes explorng its history and another 20 minutes writing this post. I hope you enjoy its uselessness as much as me!

Listen up, it’s the Apple of your ear. How Apple redesigned in-ear headphones [VIDEO]

The much vaunted iPhone 5 has arrived, and as expected, sold out within hours. In all of the hoopla of the iPhone 5 launch, one little accessory didn't get much attention. The iPhone and new iPods come with an entirely new in-ear headphones, or earpods. And, they are a design feat in themselves.

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Generating Web Traffic with Mark Middo and James Tuckerman [FREE REPORT]

Not all websites are created equal. That’s the first – and perhaps harshest – lesson when venturing into the ever evolving world of online marketing. Websites don’t draw visitors just by existing; they require love, attention and an understanding of how search engines think. In this Cheat Sheet, Anthill Magazine’s James Tuckerman and guest Mark “Middo” Middleton share their combined wisdom on generating web traffic for new and old websites.

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Learn how to devise winning business ideas in four steps with...

It’s often said that everyone will have at least one big business idea in his or her lifetime. But how do you know if your next big idea is genuinely great or a genuine waste of time? This cheat sheet will help you formulate ideas, identify opportunities, evaluate their strengths and take your first big step forward. Learn how to get focus and clarity. Plus, score a bonus tip that will help you more than you might think!

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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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