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2020: The year wireless got connected

Paul Brislen. 28 October 2020, 12:32 pm

Covid, crazy elections, economic catastrophe and of course, the launch of satellites and 5G communications' offerings. Will 2020 deliver on the wireless dream?

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Elon Musk's Kiwi Starlink connection

Peter Griffin. 27 October 2020, 10:46 am

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set up a New Zealand company with plans to us a Southland-based ground station to monitor his Starlink satellite constellation and to offer broadband services here.

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Tech Media Panel - 23 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 23 October 2020, 4:01 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: Now that the election is done and dusted, where does that leave tech? And does anyone in the new Parliament understand our sector?

Plus: Paypal moves Bitcoin et al into the mainstream - could this be the turning point for cryptocurrency? And the US Dept of Justice takes on Google. Will it work?

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Brislen on Tech: Googling the future

Paul Brislen. 23 October 2020, 3:42 pm

The US Department of Justice is taking on Google and will lose. There really isn't anything the DOJ can do to Google that will stop it making money, so why do it at all?

And are there any other way…

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Is this bitcoin's mainstream moment?

Peter Griffin. 22 October 2020, 11:38 am

PayPal's government-sanctioned move to support cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could see its 26 million online merchants accept payment in crypto for the first time.

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Anticompetitive and exclusionary: DOJ vs Google

Paul Brislen. 21 October 2020, 7:28 am

In a move that echoes its 20-year-old case against Microsoft, the US Department of Justice has set its sights on Google for allegedly acting as a monopoly and preventing competition. But does the DOJ …

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NZTech: Labour win good for tech

Peter Griffin. 20 October 2020, 8:51 am

NZTech says Labour's return to government is 'good news for tech' as it will mean progress on the digital technologies industry transformation plan.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 October 2020, 3:00 pm

(From monday) Well it was a huge weekend politics-wise, especially for Labour, Act and the Greens. So what does the election result mean for tech policy going forwards and how is ITP going to help rai…

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What my Briefing to the Incoming Minister would say

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2020, 7:27 am

It's a new day and we have a new government (more or less) with a mandate to act and very big ask ahead of them. Tourism is out of action for at least another year so what will the new government do t…

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Tech Media Panel - 16 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 16 October 2020, 10:15 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: New Zealand, alongside the “five eyes” network and India …

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Brislen on Tech: End to the End-to-end encryption…

Paul Brislen. 16 October 2020, 10:08 am

The government would like to break the security protocols that hide terrorists and other ratbags from their surveillance but in order to do so your online purchases - from music to pizza delivery - wi…

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