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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 February 2020, 4:00 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

This week: Kiwisaver provider Generate had its database raided. What happened next will shock you. Covid 19 is creating headaches for the tech sector all around the world.

And what happens when your app-based lifestyle meets the real world?

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IoT driven by lower cost, productivity goals: IDC

Sarah Putt. 18 February 2020, 8:50 am

New Zealand organisations are investing in the Internet of Things in order to improve business productivity, improve product quality, and reduce operational costs, says research firm IDC.

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Tech industry a major drawcard for NZ university students…

Techblog Staff. 17 February 2020, 7:02 am

Graduates are waking up to the potential of the tech sector in their employment options.

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Interactive Game Exports Double in Two Years to $200m

Techblog staff. 10 February 2020, 6:48 am

New Zealand interactive game developers earned $203.4 million dollars during the 2019 financial year - double the $99.9m earned only two years earlier in 2017. The success comes from targeting audienc…

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Snapshot of NZ's online behaviour

Sarah Putt. 04 February 2020, 12:26 pm

InternetNZ has today released its third annual survey of online behaviour in New Zealand, providing a useful snapshot into how the internet is being used in daily life.

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Fake Facebook scams on the rise

Paul Brislen. 03 February 2020, 7:30 am

Scams involving fake Facebook pages appear to be on the rise. 

According to figures from Netsafe, the number of complaints about what it calls "survey/prize" scams the online safety organisation r…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 31 January 2020, 4:51 pm

Is Huawei going to come out of all this smelling of roses? It's too early to say.

And privacy - it's us versus them but often we are our own worst enemies.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 January 2020, 4:08 pm

In this week's Brislen on Tech:

Jeff Bezos can't remember his iTunes password and conducts business via Whatsapp, or he used to.

Plus, is the Kiwi appetite for investment in tech start-ups fina…

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Brislen on Tech: The year ahead

Paul Brislen. 17 January 2020, 4:00 pm

I'm writing this from my secret lair in the Coromandel, thinking I might have to either sit in the hammock later or pack up the car for the trip home. I am as yet undecided.

But Happy New Year to y…

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2020 vision: our Internet predictions, from InternetNZ

Techblog Staff. 15 January 2020, 6:49 am

InternetNZ looks to the year ahead and comes up with some predictions. Re-posted with kind permission.

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Ransomware attacks on the rise

Paul Brislen. 13 January 2020, 9:22 am

Cyber security is sure to be a hot topic this year with organised criminal activity increasing both locally and internationally. Welcome to 2020.

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