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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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ITP Update: NZX Attack, great webinars and more

Paul Matthews. 31 August 2020, 12:00 pm

Our thoughts go out to those currently fighting the sustained attack on the NZX. This will be incredibly frustrating for all concerned, especially given the impact on listed companies.

We're respon…

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Tech Media Panel - 28 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 28 August 2020, 12:38 pm

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

This week: Huge DDOS attack on financial institutions worldwide, including Ne…

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A stock market crash - literally

Peter Griffin. 27 August 2020, 9:40 am

The NZX is recovering from a denial of service attack and we may see more similar attacks as the move to remote working seems millions more insecure computers online that could be harnessed to launch …

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Profitable Chorus talks up peering, Wi-fi 6, move away from copper

Peter Griffin. 25 August 2020, 9:18 am

Chorus has invested heavily in its network and now sees decommissioning of copper in fibre areas as a way to offer innovative new services.

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ITP Update: Upcoming webinars, and Industry Transformation Plan

Paul Matthews. 24 August 2020, 12:00 pm

Hope you're having a good week and if you're in Auckland, staying safe. It's a tough time out there, but we have heaps of upcoming webinars and other content to keep you connected.

I've also popped…

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Tech Media Panel - 21 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 21 August 2020, 3:26 pm

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

This week: Google vs Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - …

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New tech charity to boost diversity and inclusion

Peter Griffin. 20 August 2020, 9:45 am

 A group of New Zealand's tech leaders have launched a charitable foundation to boost diversity in the tech sector and have an ambitious goal in mind - to raise $25 million by 2025.

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Google's info war with Aussie regulator

Peter Griffin. 18 August 2020, 10:40 am

Google is prepared to fight a mandatory code that will see it forced to share ad revenue with Aussie media outlets and is prepared to manipulate the facts to win public support.

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Tech Media Panel - 14 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 14 August 2020, 2:35 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: a discussion on Covid tracking app options, CovidCards and more.

Plus Digital NCEA exams are…

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Schools gear up to deliver digital exams

Peter Griffin. 11 August 2020, 8:47 am

Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.

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Tech Media Panel - 7 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 07 August 2020, 9:10 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: GCSB's role in today's digital world; Will NZ ban TikTok? Apple fallout from Congress hearings -…

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Ultra-fast fibre hits one million connections

Peter Griffin. 06 August 2020, 12:05 pm

Ultra-fast broadband now reaches one million homes and businesses and stood up well to record use during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Does Apple treat every developer the same?

Peter Griffin. 04 August 2020, 10:06 am

Developers are crying foul over Tim Cook's antitrust testimony that it treats all developers of apps in its App Store equally as Apple faces the most heat of the four Big Tech CEOs.

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Tech Media Panel - 31 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 31 July 2020, 11:55 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: Big Tech faces up to US Congress, a new Government Algorithm Charter to improve AI ethics in Gov…

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