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Is this our most well-funded tech start-up?

Peter Griffin. 30 March 2023, 12:13 pm

So much for venture capital drying up as chill economic winds blow. Agritech start-up Halter has just raised $85 million in a series-C capital raising round.

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Bard: First impressions of Google’s AI bot

Peter Griffin. 30 March 2023, 10:42 am

Google's ChatGPT rival Bard became available last week to users in the United States and the United Kingdom as the generative artificial intelligence race heats up.

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Griffin on Tech: Yet another eye-watering mega merger IT bill comes in

Peter Griffin. 24 March 2023, 10:33 am

The bill to merge the IT systems of the country's 16 polytechnics, which now operate as one education super-entity, Te Pūkenga, has been totted up - $285.9 million over four years.

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How not to build a national broadband network

Peter Griffin. 23 March 2023, 7:56 am

Australia's National Broadband Network is in trouble, shedding 500 staff to cut costs and with declining subscriber numbers as telcos tout 5G wireless broadband services.

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China’s experience with mobile payments highlights the pros and cons of a cashless society

Research on China’s experience with mobile payments suggests that people who pay with mobile devices are happier than those who do not.

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Web3NZ - the new home for all things Web3 in Aotearoa

Peter Griffin. 14 March 2023, 9:01 am

A new online community set up by Callaghan Innovation aims to be the go-to place to share ideas and gain advice for those working in the Web3 space.

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Want to support companies that support women? Look at your investments through a ‘gender lens’

Gender equity continues to be a significant problem in business globally. Here's a powerful way to tackle it...

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The internet in 2023: We are highly connected, but significant disparities remain

Peter Griffin. 07 March 2023, 8:52 am

As a nation we are more immersed in the online world than ever and overwhelmingly see the internet as a force for good. But...

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Griffin on Tech: Censorship, China’s ChatGPT clones and banning TikTok…

Peter Griffin. 03 March 2023, 7:07 pm

China has begun cracking down on start-ups who've been using virtual private networks to access OpenAI's vastly popular ChatGPT generative AI service.

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High interest in tech at school but low tertiary uptake - Datacom

Peter Griffin. 02 March 2023, 9:07 am

Research from IT services company Datacom shows that 40% of New Zealanders have considered studying for a career in tech.

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Coding summit to bring Python programmers to the deep south

Peter Griffin. 28 February 2023, 12:26 pm

Waihōpai, Invercargill will become a hub of coding conversation later in the year as the Kiwi PyCon, the national conference dedicated to the Python programming language takes place.

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