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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 May 2019, 3:00 pm

Vodafone is sold, FINALLY, and the telco market is shaken up again...

But where to now for the mobile market in New Zealand and why won't 5G fry my brain?

And we'll always have Paris - how is the Christchurch Call playing out?

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The company that NZ start-ups keep

Sarah Putt. 14 May 2019, 7:47 pm

New Zealand start-ups are in the "activation phase" of their collective life-cycle, with the strongest showing in the Agtech & New Food, and Life Sciences sectors. That's according to the Start-Up Genome Ecosystem Report 2019, which gathers independent research from over 300 organisations globally, including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in New Zealand.

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Regulating social media: lessons from Britain’s first highway code

Alison Holt. 09 May 2019, 6:54 am
Regulating social media: lessons from Britain’s first highway code

Social media has risen from nowhere to become the dominant media platform on the planet in a short space of time, but at a cost. What can we learn from other rapidly developed technologies and how they were regulated? A guest post from Alison Holt, a fellow at the British Computer Society and ITP.

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Webstock 2019

Techblog Staff. 06 May 2019, 7:58 am

Webstock, the annual "celebration of the magic of the web and those who craft it" kicks off in Wellington next month with a line-up that includes past speakers returning for a winter edition.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 May 2019, 1:30 pm

Predictions are tricky, especially when they're about the future, but we have a look at where to next for the telecommunications network providers and frankly, the writing is on the wall.

Plus Face…

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Productivity Commission ponders four futures

Sarah Putt. 23 April 2019, 6:00 am

"The future's not ours to see," sang Doris Day, but the Productivity Commission doesn't appear to have been listening. It has released an 82-page issues paper titled Technological Change and the futur…

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Insuring innovation

Sarah Putt. 18 April 2019, 8:10 pm

Insurance might be a sector that cultivates an image of steady, stable and long-term security but what's happening in the Insurance Technology area is anything but staid. That's according to a new sur…

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Which city is tops for EV ownership?

Sarah Putt. 15 April 2019, 7:52 pm

Of all the cities in all of New Zealand, which one do you think would boast the highest proportion of electric vehicles. You can take your pick from (in alphabetical order): Auckland, Christchurch, Du…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 12 April 2019, 5:02 pm

Sir Paul Callaghan said we need to build an environment where talent wants to live, where we have 100 companies at the $1 billion mark that aren't farms, and that we absolutely can build this second s…

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Making sense of the Census

Paul Brislen. 10 April 2019, 8:06 am

The numbers are in and they don't look good for this year's Census results. The move to an online format hasn't been a stunning success, so where to for the next one?

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Nine unicorns down, many more to come

Paul Brislen. 08 April 2019, 1:10 pm

Callaghan Innovation says we have nine billion-dollar businesses in the tech sector, stretching from milk production to rocket ships and plenty in between.

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