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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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Griffin on Tech: Becoming second-class social media citizens

Peter Griffin. 24 February 2023, 3:07 pm

As Big Tech embraces the pay-to-play model for more aspects of its services, it's a good opportunity to re-evaluate to what extent we need them.

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How to talk your way out of a cybersecurity crisis

Peter Griffin. 23 February 2023, 1:03 pm

If you suffer a serious data breach or cyberattack, how you communicate with key stakeholders who are affected can make or break your reputation.

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2degrees bringing forward Starlink Business launch as interest in satellite surges

Peter Griffin. 21 February 2023, 11:56 am

2Degrees is launching its Starlink Business satellite broadband offering early with interest in satellite skyrocketing as a result of the communications outages suffered during last week's flood disas…

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Griffin on Tech: Our telecoms network failed us when we needed it most

Peter Griffin. 17 February 2023, 1:01 pm

Amid the mounting chaos caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, our telecommunications network appeared to be holding up reasonably well. Then reality hit home...

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Tech salaries up 15 - 20%, cybersecurity, data, cloud skills in hot demand

Peter Griffin. 16 February 2023, 12:59 pm

With a major pipeline of tech projects and net migration still in negative territory, demand for tech and digital salaries remains strong, according to data from global recruitment company, Talent.

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Cyclone Gabrielle tests the resilience of our telecoms networks

Peter Griffin. 14 February 2023, 11:09 am

The country's central telecoms networks appear to have held up well to Cyclone Gabrielle's onslaught, even if thousands of customers have lost connectivity due to power outages.

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Griffin on Tech: The AI arms race heats up

Peter Griffin. 10 February 2023, 8:56 am

If you thought the tech world may take a collective pause to consider the implications of ChatGPT, think again.

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From fileless attacks to lax compliance - why cybersecurity spending is set to grow 17%

Peter Griffin. 09 February 2023, 1:37 pm

IT managers expect to increase their IT security spending by 14% over tne next three years as they recruit cybersecurity staff and battle a growing tide of threats, including from within.

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Griffin on Tech: Our new PM needs to get serious about tech skills

Peter Griffin. 03 February 2023, 2:44 pm

What a difference a month makes. We hit the beach, weathered a brief but wild bout of weather thanks to ex-tropical Cyclone Hale, and saw the abrupt resignation of a star politician.

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First deep-dive report on Māori-owned tech firms shows a world of potential

Peter Griffin. 03 February 2023, 10:28 am

The first deep-dive examination of Māori-owned and operated tech companies reveals a thriving ecosystem of small and mid-sized businesses that will need a larger talent pipeline to grow.

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ChatGPT: AI can produce academic papers good enough for journals – just as some ban it

Brian Lucey, Michael Dowling. 31 January 2023, 2:37 pm

Some of the world's biggest academic journal publishers have banned or curbed their authors from using the advanced chatbot, ChatGPT.

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Big Tech is firing employees by the thousands. Why? And how worried should we be?

Tech companies are always in the news, usually touting the next big thing. Instead, Big Tech layoffs are now in the headlines.

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Microsoft’s bid to build ChatGPT into its produce line-up

Peter Griffin. 24 January 2023, 12:44 pm

There's a good reason Google boss Sundar Pichai issued a "code red" to his AI engineers before Christmas - the ChatGPT revolution poses a threat to Google's vast search engine empire.

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