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Chorus unbundled fibre design

Brendan Ritchie. 24 October 2018, 5:00 am
Chorus unbundled fibre design

Unbundled fibre is coming, by 2020 it will be available for use by retail service providers. What that means for end users is uncertain, in fact what it means for telcos is uncertain, but key details are starting to emerge.

A guest post from Brendan Ritchie, CEO of Lightwire Business

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Govt trials AI for multi-agency interactions

Sarah Putt. 23 October 2018, 8:21 am

Navigating their way through multiple government agencies can be tough going for many businesses, so the Government is trialling an AI tool designed to make it easier.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Customs New Zealand, and IRD's Business Rules Centre have been working with Datacom on creating a digital assistant named Tai, which according to the release is a "25 year old New Zealander".

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2018, 3:00 pm

We remember when the future was cool. The Sky is falling ... for Sky. And Goods and Service Tax will be applied to every item you buy online - will this change the world of retail for ever?

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R&D spend under the spotlight

Sarah Putt. 18 October 2018, 9:11 am

The latest New Zealand's R&D performance report shows that investment in innovation continues to be weighted towards the manufacturing and primary sectors, that business expenditure on R&D is low (but…

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A better tomorrow requires change today

Pia Andrews. 17 October 2018, 8:33 am

Pia Andrews is known to many in the New Zealand digital space as a thought leader in terms of governments and the use of digital technology.

Currently based in Australia, Andrews is the executive d…

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Micromobility has arrived

Sarah Putt. 16 October 2018, 9:05 am

Lime has released 900 electric scooters onto the streets of Christchurch and Auckland this week, making New Zealand the first country in the Asia Pacific in which the company has launched its urban tr…

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Five Eyes reports on hackers' tools

Paul Brislen. 15 October 2018, 7:59 am

The Five Eyes spy network (made up of New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Canada and the US) has issued a report which highlights the most commonly wielded hacking utilities available online.

Rather t…

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Is NZ's funding of research future-focused?

Paul Matthews. 12 October 2018, 5:26 pm

There's lots happening on the research side of things, with results of the $249M research investment through the Endeavour Fund announced recently and R&D Tax Credit scheme details released this week.…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 12 October 2018, 5:14 pm

News that almost all of the sub-contractors employed by the contractors employed by Chorus to build the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network are exploiting their workers in one form or another has tarni…

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New tech media models

Sarah Putt. 11 October 2018, 1:25 pm

Media was arguably the first sector to be massively disrupted by the internet, and tech media has been no exception. But, for those of us addicted to our daily fix of tech news, it's not all been doom…

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The true cost of cyber-bullying

Paul Brislen. 10 October 2018, 7:12 am

One in ten New Zealanders has been cyber-bullied and the total cost each year runs to more than $400 million says a new report from Netsafe.

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