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Tech Media Panel - 13 November 2020

TechBlog Team. 13 November 2020, 2:10 pm

Here’s this week’s Tech Media Panel, with ITP CEO Paul Matthews hosting Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from techblog.nz.

This week: China’s biggest online sale, Single’s Day, coincides with…

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Alibaba rakes in 'Singles Day' billions as Chinese tech regulation looms

Peter Griffin. 11 November 2020, 11:54 pm

Alibaba set a record for Singles Day sales of US$56 billion but it and other major Chinese e-tailers have seen their share prices published as Beijing outlines regulations designed to curtail the powe…

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Zoom settles with regulator over dodgy encryption claims

Peter Griffin. 10 November 2020, 11:16 am

Videoconferencing platform has settled with the US Federal Trade Commission for deceiving users about the security of its platform and for installing software on Mac users' computers that made them vu…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 09 November 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Monday) This week we're opening nominations for the role of President and Deputy President of ITP. These are highly critical volunteer roles that help set the direction and strategy of the organ…

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Tech Media Panel - 6 November 2020

TechBlog Team. 06 November 2020, 3:07 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel with TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin, facilitated by ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: A bit of an election special, we look at both the implications o…

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While we wait... what Biden or Trump means for tech

Peter Griffin. 05 November 2020, 7:14 am

The tech industry's fortunes rest on who wins the White House and who has the power to pass legislation that could radically change how it does business.

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3 million Kiwis can now access a 4Gbps fibre connection

Peter Griffin. 03 November 2020, 10:07 am

Ultrafast broadband network operator Chorus is extending its Hyberfibre broadband service around the country offering a 4Gbps (gigabit per second) connection with capacity to double that to 8Gbps.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 02 November 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Monday) This week we kick off 6 months of celebration and recognition of 60 years of tech innovation in New Zealand - a huge milestone!

Why 6 months of celebration? Many don't realise this, b…

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Tech Media Panel - 30 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 30 October 2020, 3:39 pm

Here’s this week’s Tech Media Panel with Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from techblog.nz, and Sarah Putt from Computerworld and CIO. Facilitated by ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: Lots of deb…

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Tech CEOs grilled again in "sham" hearing

Peter Griffin. 29 October 2020, 10:14 am

A senate hearing on the content moderation policies of the big tech companies has devolved into a shouty mess dominated by Republica senators accusing left-leaning tech executives of censoring their c…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 27 October 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Tuesday) We have some excellent new offers available exclusively to ITP members, including some great course options and scholarships plus offers from the IT Psychiatrist, Escrow NZ, GoWirelessN…

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Elon Musk's Kiwi Starlink connection

Peter Griffin. 27 October 2020, 10:46 am

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set up a New Zealand company with plans to us a Southland-based ground station to monitor his Starlink satellite constellation and to offer broadband services here.

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Tech Media Panel - 23 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 23 October 2020, 4:01 pm

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

This week: Now that the election is done and dusted, where does that leave tech? …

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Brislen on Tech: Googling the future

Paul Brislen. 23 October 2020, 3:42 pm

The US Department of Justice is taking on Google and will lose. There really isn't anything the DOJ can do to Google that will stop it making money, so why do it at all?

And are there any other way…

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Is this bitcoin's mainstream moment?

Peter Griffin. 22 October 2020, 11:38 am

PayPal's government-sanctioned move to support cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could see its 26 million online merchants accept payment in crypto for the first time.

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Anticompetitive and exclusionary: DOJ vs Google

Paul Brislen. 21 October 2020, 7:28 am

In a move that echoes its 20-year-old case against Microsoft, the US Department of Justice has set its sights on Google for allegedly acting as a monopoly and preventing competition. But does the DOJ …

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NZTech: Labour win good for tech

Peter Griffin. 20 October 2020, 8:51 am

NZTech says Labour's return to government is 'good news for tech' as it will mean progress on the digital technologies industry transformation plan.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 October 2020, 3:00 pm

(From monday) Well it was a huge weekend politics-wise, especially for Labour, Act and the Greens. So what does the election result mean for tech policy going forwards and how is ITP going to help rai…

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Tech Media Panel - 16 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 16 October 2020, 10:15 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: New Zealand, alongside the “five eyes” network and India …

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Risk of 'privacy fatigue' over home IoT devices

Peter Griffin. 15 October 2020, 7:08 am

Kiwis have become enthusiastic users of Internet of Things devices such as smart speakers and connected appliances but remained concerned about where their data goes and how it is used.

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