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Search engine wars: Bing to the rescue?
As Australia's tense stand-off with Google continues, Microsoft hAS reached out to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with an offer of help.
Facebook forced to rethink Groups
The introduction of Groups was supposed to make Facebook a kinder, more considered place where like minded people could discuss their hobbies. What Facebook didn't realise was it was creating a safe s…
Brislen on Tech: Digital Skills
We have a skills shortage in New Zealand tech companies, yet our new graduates can't find work. We have a growing reliance on the tech sector, yet we're hardly growing our pool of talented staff.
Google dominates digital ad space - ACCC
Google's woes in Australia deepened today as the Australian competition watchdog released a report outlining how Google dominates aspects of the A$9.1 billion Australian digital ad market.
Honor looks to go global in life after Huawei
Chinese phone maker Honor debuts its first phone since splitting off from blacklisted parent Huawei. Will its newfound freedom see it target international markets like New Zealand?
Griffin on Tech - A tidy transition, the end of T-Box and streaming Dylan
It could have got really nasty online and on Washington's streets. But a sense of calm pervaded the inauguration of President Biden.
Now the President has to give shape to his approach to dealing w…
Aussie MPs unite to go after internet 'idiots and conspiracists'
Over 50 Australian MPs have joined a parliamentary group to examine ways to make social media platforms safer as the government seeks feedback on a bill to expand the eSafety Commissioner's powers.
SuperWifi - Vodafone's ambitious plan to do away with internet dead zones
Vodafone wants to do away with Wifi dead zones in the home with its new SuperWifi product and is guaranteeing wall to wall coverage - or a $100 credit.
Harmful content vs Free speech online: Who should decide?
To what extent should Facebook, Twitter and others be censoring content and people, and how do you balance harmful content and free speech?
The answer might come down to what the Internet actuall…
Griffin on Tech: The social dilemma, duelling knights and Covid complacency
2021 gets off to a tumultuous start with Trump's de-platforming, plunging use of the Covid Tracer app and a fight over America's Cup graphics. Where's the peace, love and understanding we were promise…
Touchless tech all the rage at CES 2021
CES is normally all about big-screen TVs and new computers, but the pandemic has ushered in a booming new category - touchless tech.
The ramifications of Twitter’s Trump ban…
Twitter and Facebook banning Trump will only accelerate moves to regulate social media platforms as the US asks itself how much freedom of speech it really wants.
Google whacked with another anti-trust suit as lawyers gear up for a litigious 2021
Another week, another massive lawsuit for Google as ten US states allege the search and advertising giant manipulated ad exchange auctions and colluded with Facebook to control the online ad market.
Data centre plan to build the Iceland of the South Pacific
Hawaiki Cable backers unveil $700 million plan for Datagrid, a hyperscale data centre facility in Southland powered by hydro and connected via new undersea cables to the US and Australia.
Quick ITP update and upcoming events
(From Monday) What an exciting week we've just had, with the 123Tech digital challenge national finals event broadcast live to schools, industry folks, students and the public across New Zealand.
Watch the 123Tech National Finals live event
Check out the National Finals event for the 123Tech Digital Challenge in schools.
The 123Tech National Finals were broadcast LIVE at 2pm on Thursday 10 December 2020. Watch as we check in with lots…
FTC sues Facebook, seeks to undo WhatsApp and Instagram acquisitions
US regulators are ending the year as they intend to go on, with a flurry of anti-trust lawsuits that this time target social media giant Facebook.
Tech sector a big winner as Deloitte Top 200 awards reflect the year of Covid
Consulting firm Deloitte's annual Top 200 awards featured a heavy weighting towards the tech sector this year, with Xero, Chorus, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and tech visionary Ian Taylor taking out ke…
Quick ITP update and upcoming events
(From Monday) Last week ITP President Mike Dennehy completed his term as ITP President. It's been a massive pleasure working with Mike over the last 6 years (the most recent 4 years with him as Presid…
Tech Media Panel - 4 December 2020
Here's this week's Tech Media Panel with Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from techblog.nz and special guest Hayden McCall from iStart.
This week: Big acquisitions in NZ and abroad, with Australian o…