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Shopping mall not topped by online sales - yet

Sarah Putt. 15 January 2019, 5:18 pm

Online shopping hasn't quite delivered the killer blow to bricks and mortar retail, if the rise in building consents for commercial buildings such as shopping malls is any indication.

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Seasonally-adjusted greetings

Paul Brislen. 14 January 2019, 8:45 am

Another year down, another one looming. What does it all mean? We ask the big questions here at the Techblog... but do we have the answers?

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Telco sector looking rosy for consumers

Paul Brislen. 19 December 2018, 8:05 am

Data use is up dramatically, texting is no longer a thing and voice calls from a landline are on their way out if the latest Commerce Commission annual report into the telecommunications sector is any…

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Social media in the spotlight for the wrong reasons

Paul Brislen. 17 December 2018, 7:59 am

Facebook leaks yet more information - this time giving app developers access to photos they shouldn't have had - and Google is under fire for breaching New Zealand name suppression orders, something i…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 December 2018, 4:59 pm

What a year it's been. Political interference, security breaches, loss of faith, dawn raids, senate hearings, dropping shareholder value and that's just for Facebook.

What does it all mean and can…

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Entries open for 2019 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

ITP Staff. 12 December 2018, 7:46 am

New Zealand's Hi-Tech Awards are now open for 2019.

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CIO upfront: Inside a different kind of IT bootcamp

Sunit Prakash. 10 December 2018, 8:01 am

I have been mentoring ICT professionals - new graduates, migrants - for years.

And, with apologies to the original Kiwi Landing Pad based in San Francisco which helps New Zealand companies gain a…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 07 December 2018, 5:15 pm

Stupidity is its own reward, as the Australian tech sector is discovering...

PLUS: The second round of US vs Huawei has been awarded to the US on points... And the light at the end of the tunnel m…

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Take one step forward

Vivian Chandra. 22 November 2018, 5:00 am

Do you work for a corporate that gives you the day off to volunteer? Have you used it yet? This year? Ever?

We've chatted with many companies and more and more organisations are giving their staff …

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Puppies and VIP lounges and public funding: Welcome to Amazon

Paul Brislen. 21 November 2018, 7:29 am

Amazon has settled on its new secondary headquarters and distribution centre for the US market but not before receiving some eye-watering offers from competing cities. Just what does it take to lure t…

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Microsoft faces privacy challenge in Europe

Paul Brislen. 19 November 2018, 7:10 am

Dutch investigators are warning Microsoft the company could face mega-fines as it copes with the newly implemented General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into effect earlier this year.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 November 2018, 4:30 pm

This week I thought I'd rejoin Facebook just so I could quit again in rage. Something really needs to be done to rein in a company that has combined the utter decimation of the media landscape with th…

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Can I interest you in a firewall for your toaster?

Buddle Findlay. 16 November 2018, 12:55 pm

In September, the California state legislature enacted two identical bills regulating Internet-connected devices sold in California, aimed at developing minimum security standards for devices that m…

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Kiwicon takes over Wellington

Paul Brislen. 14 November 2018, 7:43 am

Kiwicon, the hacker conference, has begun in Wellington.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 09 November 2018, 5:12 pm

I listed the digital divide as the single biggest issue facing the new CTO, as something that needed to be addressed immediately.

That didn't work out so well but the issue remains high on the list…

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Focus on cyber security puts Huawei under the spotlight

Paul Brislen. 05 November 2018, 5:32 am

Pressure is mounting on the New Zealand government to follow Australia and the United States' lead in banning Chinese equipment maker Huawei from building next generation cellphone networks in this co…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 26 October 2018, 4:00 pm

A $10 Billion industry. That's not bad for a bunch of geeks sitting in the corner. The tech sector is worth $10 billion a year, with most of that coming from exports, and is growing at more than 7% ye…

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TIN report highlights thriving tech sector

Sarah Putt. 25 October 2018, 8:33 am

When TIN (Technology Investment Network) founder Greg Shanahan first began publishing the list of earnings for the top New Zealand companies in 2005 he sent out 70 surveys. This year he sent out over …

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Chorus unbundled fibre design

Brendan Ritchie. 24 October 2018, 5:00 am

Unbundled fibre is coming, by 2020 it will be available for use by retail service providers. What that means for end users is uncertain, in fact what it means for telcos is uncertain, but key details …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2018, 3:00 pm

We remember when the future was cool. The Sky is falling ... for Sky. And Goods and Service Tax will be applied to every item you buy online - will this change the world of retail for ever?

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