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A newspaper, a military contract, a tech giant and a president

Sarah Putt. 20 February 2020, 3:12 pm

When Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013, he can't have foreseen that would it one day result in a battle with a US President. But that's how it's shaping up.

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Outbreak starts to impact on supply chains

Paul Brislen. 19 February 2020, 7:28 am

The coronavirus is starting to impact on supply chains that rely on mainland China for goods and in particular the IT sector is starting to feel the pinch.

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IoT driven by lower cost, productivity goals: IDC

Sarah Putt. 18 February 2020, 8:50 am

New Zealand organisations are investing in the Internet of Things in order to improve business productivity, improve product quality, and reduce operational costs, says research firm IDC.

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Tech industry a major drawcard for NZ university students…

Techblog Staff. 17 February 2020, 7:02 am

Graduates are waking up to the potential of the tech sector in their employment options.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 14 February 2020, 2:30 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week we're very sad to report that ITP Past President, Honorary Fellow and genuinely good person Prof Philip Sallis has passed away. Th…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 February 2020, 1:00 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

Social media giants have had nearly a year to answer the Christchurch call. So how are they doing?

And we are under attack - the spoo…

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Govt plans legislation following Christchurch Call

Sarah Putt. 13 February 2020, 6:00 am

The Government intends to toughen laws to counter the spread of violent extremist content online. Cabinet papers, proactively released, outline proposals which include takedown notices and provisions …

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Record numbers embrace Safer Internet Day in NZ

Techblog staff. 12 February 2020, 9:13 am

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day, an initiative lead by Netsafe that now encompasses organisations across 50 countries.

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Lessons from the Iowa app

Sarah Putt. 11 February 2020, 5:56 pm

The race to become for the US Democratic presidential nomination has had many in the tech sector shaking their heads in disbelief following the Iowa caucus last week. Forget whether it's Sanders, Warr…

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Interactive Game Exports Double in Two Years to $200m

Techblog staff. 10 February 2020, 6:48 am

New Zealand interactive game developers earned $203.4 million dollars during the 2019 financial year - double the $99.9m earned only two years earlier in 2017. The success comes from targeting audienc…

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Digital accessibility latest micro-credential offering

Sarah Putt. 06 February 2020, 6:00 am

Victoria University of Wellington has teamed up with the Department of Internal Affairs to provide a micro-credential course in digital accessibility. The focus will be on barriers to digital accessib…

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