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What tech companies do Americans trust? Just Google it.

Peter Griffin. 02 March 2021, 11:53 am

A survey of American internet users has shown a sharp divide between tech companies when it comes to trustworthiness, with Facebook and Tiktok ranking lowest and Google and Amazon coming out on top.

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The roaming hit telcos are taking due to Covid travel restrictions

Peter Griffin. 25 February 2021, 10:30 am

With travel restrictions in place around the world, telecoms network operators are missing a lucrative source of revenue - roaming charges racked up when their subscribers head abroad.

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Vodafone joins Spark in 5G-powered wireless broadband business

Peter Griffin. 23 February 2021, 9:25 am

Vodafone has begun offering a wireless broadband service over the 5G network it has constructed in parts of the country, offering a faster, untethered alternative to fibre and copper connections.

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Facebook pulls the plug on news in Australia - will the ban last?

Peter Griffin. 18 February 2021, 1:04 pm

Big Tech's relationship with Australians has taken a dive, with Facebook following through on its threats to block news from Australian media outlets from appearing on its platform.

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SpaceX keeps the Starlink launches coming, reveals NZ pricing

Peter Griffin. 16 February 2021, 10:56 am

Space X will undertake back-to-back Starlink satellite launches this week as it races to build out its global network and launch services, including in New Zealand.

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Call for Book Chapters - 60 years of tech innovation

ITP Team. 12 February 2021, 12:52 pm

2020 was the 60th anniversary of tech innovation in New Zealand, marking 60 years of IT Professionals New Zealand Te Pou Hangarau Ngaio.

Edited books were produced in 1985 and 2010 to mark the 25th…

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Microsoft secures BNZ as second Azure region customer

Peter Griffin. 11 February 2021, 9:41 am

Microsoft has another anchor tenant lined up for the new data centre region it will open here, with BNZ moving in as part of a major cloud migration push at the bank.

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More trouble for Google from Australian regulators

Paul Brislen. 10 February 2021, 8:44 am

Australia's competition watchdog has released an interim report into the digital advertising market in Australia that suggests Google has near-monopoly power and the industry as a whole needs more tra…

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Law change being considered over Covid tracing privacy

Peter Griffin. 09 February 2021, 9:39 am

The Government is getting advice on a potential law change to clarify when Covid tracing app data can be used by agencies, including the Police and our intelligence services.

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Jassy's job: keeping the Amazon empire intact

Peter Griffin. 04 February 2021, 10:04 am

It's less of a changing of the guard at Amazon than a consolidation of the old order. But new CEO Andy Jassy has his work cut out for him fending off regulators and satisfying investor demands.

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Search engine wars: Bing to the rescue?

Peter Griffin. 02 February 2021, 10:12 am

As Australia's tense stand-off with Google continues, Microsoft hAS reached out to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with an offer of help.

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