Author Archives: Luigi Cappel

About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand

Spark Sport, Sky and the Future of TV

I said I wouldn’t pay for it and I didn’t. However, as I have just had spine fusion surgery and limited mobility, my daughter’s partner paid the $89 as a get-well gift. So I’m not about to look a gift … Continue reading

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Universal Music Makes Great Money on Uber IPO

So the Uber IPO didn’t start at the asking price, but even at around $42 some people and companies made a killing. Some investors like Jason Calacanis, well he just has the Midas touch doesn’t he? I suppose he and … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Stop Those Hacking Waze, Baby

I was told about a great new route to commute to work by a colleague and it was really good for a while. The 14km trip took about an hour by motorway and not much quicker taking the main arterial … Continue reading

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You Can Pick Your Neighbors – Don’t End Up with Neighbors from Hell!

I have another video coming up in my series of 5 Top Mistakes People Make When They Are Buying a House. It’s about neighbors. I have been recommending that people talk to the neighbors of a property they are seriously … Continue reading

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What Percentage of Real Estate Houses For Sale Are Sold to Buyers?

If you were thinking of buying a home in a particular suburb, a good place to look before you leap is the local print magazine right? So I had a look in our local magazine, thinking as a buyer, how … Continue reading

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I Bought a Two Story House, There was the Story Before I Bought the House and the Story After I Bought The House

Buyer’s remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchase. It is frequently associated with the purchase of an expensive item such as a vehicle or real estate Continue reading

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Why I think an Autonomous Vehicle Won’t Be Able to Reliably Guess Where a Pedestrian Will Go

In 2016, Volvo ‘promised’ that we would have ‘Deathproof Cars’ by 2020. That’s next year! You may also recall that about this time last year, an Autonomous Uber Volvo crashed and killed a pedestrian. According to the NTSB the car … Continue reading

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