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Screentime guidelines unhelpful, co-viewing preferable - experts

Peter Griffin. 07 September 2021, 9:29 am

Only one in eight Kiwi kids is meeting Ministry of Health guidelines for time spent on digital devices, according to research from Koi Tu, the Centre for informed Futures. 

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Griffin on Tech: When your digital footprint could prove deadly

Peter Griffin. 03 September 2021, 4:07 pm

Afghan citizens have scrambled to erase their digital footprint in fear of retribution from the victorious Taliban, who now control Afghanistan's internet providers, telcos and government databases.

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Covid stimulus and digital push buoy tech sector…

Peter Griffin. 02 September 2021, 8:47 am

ICT spending in New Zealand and Australia is expected to grow 2.1% despite the impact of ongoing lockdowns on both sides of the Tasman.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 01 September 2021, 9:00 am

[From Wednesday] For much of NZ it's a huge relief to be dropping back to Level 3 today. And for those in Auckland and Northland - you'll be out in no time and thanks for everything you're doing to ke…

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Local crypto trading options open up with arrival of Aussie exchange Swyftx

Peter Griffin. 31 August 2021, 11:53 am

Australian cryptocurrency exchange Swyftx has entered the New Zealand market, boosting by 70% the coin currencies able to be traded through a local operator.

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Griffin on Tech: Taking off for the Nasdaq

Peter Griffin. 27 August 2021, 1:25 pm

Rocket Lab's debut on the Nasdaq yesterday is a proud moment for the country's tech community and the country alike.

So how did Peter and the team become only the second NZ company to hit the Nasda…

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Expect to pay more for Office and Microsoft 365 next year

Peter Griffin. 26 August 2021, 10:41 am

Microsoft may be more profitable than ever, but it is giving customers six months notice that Microsoft 365 and Office prices are going to rise.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 24 August 2021, 4:14 pm

[From Tuesday] It's lockdown again! But don't worry, we'll be out again before we know it. And in the meantime, there's heaps going on:

As part of ITP's 60 year celebrations, we've recently releas…

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Facebook's most popular post cast doubt on vaccination

Peter Griffin. 24 August 2021, 9:17 am

Of the millions of items of content shared on Facebook in the first three months of the year, the one that reached the most eyeballs in the US became a rallying cry for anti-vaxxers.

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Griffin on Tech: Look after your people… and they'll look after you

Peter Griffin. 20 August 2021, 5:15 pm

Here we go again: It's lockdown time across New Zealand.

A respected tech luminary's positivity is something we can all learn from in our efforts to support each other through lockdown.

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EY inks major deal to push Microsoft products worldwide

Peter Griffin. 17 August 2021, 9:55 am

Consulting firm and systems integrator EY is embarking on a major expansion of its relationship with Microsoft that will see150,000 of its employees trained in use of the Redmond giant's technologies.

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Griffin on Tech: The WWW at 30 - three priorities for its future

Peter Griffin. 13 August 2021, 1:16 pm

It's 30 years this week since Tim Berners Lee turned on the World Wide Web.

Decentralisation, semantic web technologies and bridging the digital divide will help shape Web 3.0.

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Griffin on Tech: Telco industry needs to get its story straight

Peter Griffin. 06 August 2021, 8:29 am

The Commerce Commission says telecoms operators have been confusing customers with marketing spin.

The industry needs to better explain our options for connecting to the internet.

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Uh, oh - Facebook is actually building the Metaverse

Peter Griffin. 29 July 2021, 2:38 pm

As it basked in the glow of a massive quarterly profit announcement, Facebook this week revealed it would develop a massive virtual world - a metaverse.

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Outspoken privacy watchdog tipped to take on Big Tech in UK role

Peter Griffin. 27 July 2021, 10:59 am

Our outspoken privacy commissioner, John Edwards, appears to be destined for a big promotion with reports suggesting he has been selected as the UK's next "privacy tsar".

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 26 July 2021, 4:35 pm

[From Monday] Well what an amazing month we've had at ITP, and this week is going to be no exception.

We've been running our ITx conference this years as a series of mini-conference "Innovation Day…

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Is the age of anonymous crypto trading coming to an end?

Peter Griffin. 22 July 2021, 9:18 am

The European Union is proposing a law change for the region that would require companies transferring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to collect the details of sender and recipient.

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Aussie forms taskforce to deal with ransomware attacks

Peter Griffin. 20 July 2021, 10:50 am

As New Zealand joins Australia and other allies in criticising China for its state-sponsored hacking, the Australian Government is mobilising to combat ransomware attacks.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 July 2021, 4:05 pm

Wow, what an amazing week last week.

As well as running the ITx Innovation Days in Wellington and Nelson with good crowds and excellent talks, we also ran the CITRENZ Conference Weds-Friday, the IT…

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Griffin on Tech: Will tech giants finally pay their fair share of tax?

Peter Griffin. 16 July 2021, 8:41 am

Big Tech companies are making record profits.

Now momentum is growing internationally to build a tax regime that will see them pay their fair share of tax in each country they operate in.

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