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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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Facebook forced to rethink Groups

Paul Brislen. 02 February 2021, 5:00 am

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…

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Brislen on Tech: Digital Skills

Paul Brislen. 29 January 2021, 1:22 pm

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.

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Google dominates digital ad space - ACCC

Peter Griffin. 28 January 2021, 2:34 pm

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.

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Honor looks to go global in life after Huawei

Peter Griffin. 25 January 2021, 10:11 pm

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?

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Griffin on Tech - A tidy transition, the end of T-Box and streaming Dylan

Peter Griffin. 22 January 2021, 11:25 am

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…

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Aussie MPs unite to go after internet 'idiots and conspiracists'

Peter Griffin. 21 January 2021, 10:11 am

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.

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SuperWifi - Vodafone's ambitious plan to do away with internet dead zones

Peter Griffin. 19 January 2021, 10:09 am

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.

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Harmful content vs Free speech online: Who should decide?

Paul Matthews. 18 January 2021, 3:07 pm

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…

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Griffin on Tech: The social dilemma, duelling knights and Covid complacency

Peter Griffin. 15 January 2021, 11:03 am

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…

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Touchless tech all the rage at CES 2021

Peter Griffin. 14 January 2021, 3:41 pm

CES is normally all about big-screen TVs and new computers, but the pandemic has ushered in a booming new category - touchless tech.

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The ramifications of Twitter’s Trump ban…

Peter Griffin. 12 January 2021, 1:07 pm

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.

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Google whacked with another anti-trust suit as lawyers gear up for a litigious 2021

Peter Griffin. 18 December 2020, 9:04 am

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.

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Data centre plan to build the Iceland of the South Pacific

Peter Griffin. 15 December 2020, 9:01 am

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.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 14 December 2020, 4:07 pm

(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.

W…

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Watch the 123Tech National Finals live event

123Tech Team. 11 December 2020, 2:32 pm

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…

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FTC sues Facebook, seeks to undo WhatsApp and Instagram acquisitions

Peter Griffin. 10 December 2020, 9:51 am

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.

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Tech sector a big winner as Deloitte Top 200 awards reflect the year of Covid

Peter Griffin. 08 December 2020, 10:23 am

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…

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 07 December 2020, 4:14 pm

(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…

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Tech Media Panel - 4 December 2020

TechBlog Team. 04 December 2020, 3:21 pm

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…

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