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Tech Media Panel - 18 September 2020

TechBlog Team. 18 September 2020, 3:54 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

This week: Indigenous data sovereignty, Apple getting into bundling, and eRoad moving to the ASX (what and why?).

Plus the Commerce Commission's investigation into mobile bills and Google looking to provide clean power everywhere - an opportunity for New Zealand?

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Brislen on Tech: Vertical Integration 2.0

Paul Brislen. 18 September 2020, 2:22 pm

Once telco regulation was designed to free up the industry, allow competition and reduce costs.

Today, we may need similar regulation aimed at those very companies that flourished last time round, like Apple. Welcome to Vertical Integration 2.0.

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To push diversity you need to be diverse - NZTech

Peter Griffin. 16 September 2020, 9:34 pm

NZTech wants to see the diversity its revamped board represents mirrored across the tech industry in general, where women, Māori and Pasifika remain significantly under-represented.

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Apple Watch dominates today's event

Paul Brislen. 16 September 2020, 7:49 am

The Apple Watch line-up expands, new iPads and a new subscription service all land just in time for Christmas 2020.

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Do Google's zero carbon footprint claims stack up?

Peter Griffin. 15 September 2020, 9:42 am

Google claims to have wiped its carbon slate clean back to the company's founding in 1998, partially through the use of carbon offsets. Now it has set a target to move to 100% renewable energy use by …

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Advertisers challenge Facebook over fake ads

Paul Brislen. 14 September 2020, 5:02 pm

Fake news and now fake ads - will Facebook face the facts or fail to respond to concerns about its platform?

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ITP Update: Why escrow source code?

Paul Matthews. 14 September 2020, 3:00 pm

(From Monday) This week I thought I'd talk about a fairly low-profile but essential service, software (or source code) escrow. If you're either buying or providing software and aren't utilising or at …

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Brislen on Tech: Show us your policies

Paul Brislen. 11 September 2020, 10:00 am

Tech is the third largest sector of the economy and there isn't a household in the land that doesn't have a computer in it in one form or another, yet to look at our political parties you'd think New …

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Tech Media Panel - 11 September 2020

TechBlog Team. 11 September 2020, 9:15 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

This week: A bit of a deeper dive into the updated Privacy Act coming in…

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Clickbait mega-merger called off

Peter Griffin. 10 September 2020, 9:25 am

The pandemic has helped knock the merger of Taboola and Outbrain on the head, which will come as a relief to those who have come to loathe the clickbait stories they populate news websites with.

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Tread carefully when applying for jobs online, says CERT NZ

Techblog Staff. 09 September 2020, 4:29 pm

CERT NZ is urging job seekers to be cautious when applying for new employment following a raft of online recruitment scams.

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