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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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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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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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A low-key local R&D player looks to expand

Peter Griffin. 08 September 2020, 10:33 am

Fleet tracking software that is developed in Christchurch and connects 2 million vehicles worldwide, will now be available to vehicles on New Zealand roads too as Verizon Connect ramps up its local op…

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ITP Update: Why is liability insurance important?

Paul Matthews. 07 September 2020, 3:01 pm

This week I take a brief look at a crucial protection for those self-employed or running small businesses in tech: Liability Insurance. What is it and do you really need it? (spoiler: yes)

Plus, lo…

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Tech Media Panel - 4 September 2020

TechBlog Team. 04 September 2020, 2:42 pm

Here's this week's TechBlog Live update, featuring ITP CEO Paul Matthews and TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: A big focus on cyberattacks and the NZX - how much of a role shoul…

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Weta Digital going "all-in" on the cloud

Peter Griffin. 03 September 2020, 6:51 am

Weta has struck a deal with Amazon that will see its visual effects work done in the AWS cloud bringing to a close an era of local DIY innovation in supercomputing capacity by the film making studio.

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Misogyny - there’s an algorithm for that

Peter Griffin. 01 September 2020, 9:42 am

Australian researchers have developed an algorithm that can trawl millions of tweets identifying misogynistic content with 75 per cent accuracy. Is it an answer to toxic social media abuse aimed at wo…

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