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Bumper quarter for PC sales

Paul Brislen. 27 January 2021, 8:03 am

Reversing a trend that has been accelerating for many years, sales of PCs (you know, "computers") increased in the third quarter of 2020. COVID lock downs may be partly to blame.

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Harmful content vs Free speech online: Who should decide?

Paul Matthews. 18 January 2021, 3:07 pm
Harmful content vs Free speech online: Who should decide?

To what extent should Facebook, Twitter and others be censoring content and people, and how do you balance harmful content and free speech? 

The answer might come down to what the Internet actually is, who "owns" it, and who should be responsible for regulating it. And the answer to these questions is changing fast.

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Brislen on Tech: Year of the Goat

Paul Brislen. 18 December 2020, 3:15 pm

It's nearly done but what has 2020 really been like for the tech sector?

TechBlog editor Paul Brislen takes a look at a year that's included the most boring zombie apocalypse, new technologies, conspiracy theories galore and much more besides.

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NZ Interactive Games Grew $120m during Covid-19…

Techblog Staff. 14 December 2020, 9:38 am

The New Zealand game development community grew significantly during COVID, according to new research from the NZ Game Developers Association.

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Brislen on Tech: Facebook faces the music

Paul Brislen. 11 December 2020, 2:19 pm

Facebook is going to have its day in court after the US and a number of states sued Facebook for abusing its position in the market.

They're calling for the company to be broken up, but would that…

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Tracer app gets Bluetooth

Paul Brislen. 09 December 2020, 7:24 am

Bluetooth tracing - not tracking - is coming to the COVID tracer app from tomorrow.

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Tech sector a big winner as Deloitte Top 200 awards reflect the year of Covid

Peter Griffin. 08 December 2020, 10:23 am

Consulting firm Deloitte's annual Top 200 awards featured a heavy weighting towards the tech sector this year, with Xero, Chorus, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and tech visionary Ian Taylor taking out ke…

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Brislen on Tech: Office Wars

Paul Brislen. 04 December 2020, 3:22 pm

Salesforce is buying Slack and the war for your productivity is on.

But just like the Office Wars of 20-years ago, throwing features at users might not be the best thing to happen. Maybe less is a…

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NZTech to Govt: We need more joined-up decision making on tech

Peter Griffin. 02 December 2020, 10:45 pm

NZTech has released its briefing to the incoming minister, which amounts to a wish list of actions to accelerate growth in the digital economy.

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Salesforce buys Slack

Paul Brislen. 02 December 2020, 5:52 pm

Salesforce is buying Slack in a move that pitches the company head-to-head with Microsoft. The winner: hopefully the user base for both who will now be wooed with new features and capabilities.

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Brislen on Tech: What to do about Big Tech?

Paul Brislen. 27 November 2020, 5:25 pm

What to do about Big Tech and its unwillingness to play nicely in our jurisdiction?

For the EU, mega-fines aren't enough - it's now granting itself the power to break up tech companies that refuse…

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