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Big tech's buying spree

Sarah Putt. 26 May 2020, 9:31 am

Not everybody has been hunkered down and waiting it out over lockdown. Some businesses - notably giant tech companies - have been on a buying spree. Or maybe scooping up companies is the kind of BAU that even a global pandemic can't disrupt.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 22 May 2020, 1:59 pm

The Ministry of Health has launched its COVID tracker app, but does it do what it says?

Zuckerberg takes on Bezos: two men enter, only one will leave.

And the end of an absolute era - Divina Paredes hangs up her red pen at CIO Magazine.

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Waikato Uni first to host national high school esports competition

Sarah Putt. 19 May 2020, 5:04 pm

Esports continues to be an activity that largely takes place under the radar of mainstream attention, despite huge participation in New Zealand and around the world. Waikato University is alive to its potential however, and is this week hosting the New Zealand High School League of Legends Championships.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 May 2020, 2:39 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen

The government has announced an end to the 5G auction - now bring on the 5G itself. This year's budget is bigger than any ever r…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 May 2020, 3:00 pm

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

Microsoft is setting up a datacentre region in New Zealand. But what does it actually mean?

How hot is the telco sector right now? No…

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Big tech conferences go online and free

Peter Griffin. 08 May 2020, 11:36 am

Big tech conferences are going online and free for all to attend this year in a move that could change the face of the tech conference forever.

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Pros and cons of making remote working permanent

Sarah Putt. 05 May 2020, 1:29 pm

Alert 2 feels so close, less than a week away. Maybe. And with the move back down the alert levels being actively discussed many organisations will be considering when to open up the office - if at a…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 May 2020, 12:27 pm

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

What does contract tracing actually look like and how will it work? QR Codes vs Bluetooth, but not as we know it.

And show me the mon…

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A plan to help our tech start-ups

Peter Griffin. 30 April 2020, 12:45 pm

It's the lifeblood of tech start-ups, investors' cash that's crucial to seeing companies through until they are generating enough revenue to fund themselves.

The Angel Association has floated some …

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Productivity Commission seeks frontier firm data

Techblog staff. 29 April 2020, 8:01 am

The Productivity Commission has published an issues paper for its inquiry into lifting the performance of New Zealand's "frontier firms", which are our most productive firms and will play a crucial …

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Tech export sector and Covid-19

Sarah Putt. 28 April 2020, 3:25 pm

Can the tech sector help fill the gap in offshore income created by the (temporary) demise of international tourism? A comparison between the two sectors is made by TIN (Technology Investment Network)…

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