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Election 2020: A forgotten technology industry

Ian Apperley. 24 August 2020, 5:00 am

We're the second largest earner for the country yet the upcoming election is largely silent on the tech sector. Show us your policies, shouts Ian Apperley in a guest post.

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Building a just and equitable digital world

Techblog staff. 20 August 2020, 8:00 am

Formerly the Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ (CCANZ) not for profit Tohatoha has reignited its plans for the year ahead and expanded the focus of its programme to look at the spread of disinformation and…

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Fortress New Zealand: NZ Tech Industry in a post-COVID world

Ian Apperley. 12 August 2020, 5:00 am

New Zealand could be the data and computing Switzerland of the south, minus COVID. We should consider investing less in traditional infrastructure such as roads, and far more in technology infrastruct…

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Schools gear up to deliver digital exams

Peter Griffin. 11 August 2020, 8:47 am

Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.

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Brislen on Tech: Big Tech takes on Congress

Paul Brislen. 31 July 2020, 11:42 am

The four tech giants appearing before Congress in the US face being broken up, yet their share price hasn't moved at all.

Are these companies beyond the reach of the law? If so, this is something …

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New Zealand quality of life still has some way to go

Paul Brislen. 29 July 2020, 5:00 am

How does New Zealand fare in terms of digital quality of life in the latest Surfshark survey?

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Kiwi-led research dispels video game-violence link

Peter Griffin. 23 July 2020, 8:38 am

Kiwi-led research has once and for all debunked a link between violent video games and people committing violent acts. but will opinion leaders calling for video game bans listen?

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Griffin on Tech: Time for a serious focus on growing our agri-tech industry

Peter Griffin. 17 July 2020, 4:10 pm

Paul Brislen is away this week, so we present to you: Griffin on Tech!

Our agri-tech sector could be our fastest growing and most lucrative area of tech - but we have work to do to get the sector f…

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Brislen on Tech: A future without Tiwai Point

Paul Brislen. 10 July 2020, 2:00 pm

The smelter has been smited so what's next for New Zealand in a post Rio Tinto world?

What can and should we do with the extra electricity that's almost available to us and what transformation pro…

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Our embarrassing e-waste habits

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2020, 10:50 am

The world is discarding more electronic waste than ever before, according to the United Nations, with a 17 per cent increase in e-waste produced in the last five years.

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Brislen on Tech: The rise and fall of Facebook

Paul Brislen. 03 July 2020, 2:06 pm

Facebook is the largest publisher the world has ever seen, yet it refuses to accept the responsibility that comes with that role. From privacy breaches to tax avoidance to hate groups and political in…

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Pause for effect

Paul Brislen. 29 June 2020, 8:35 am

More than 100 international companies are refusing to advertise on social media platforms for a month as part of a #StopHateForProfit campaign.

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Brislen on Tech: Time for tech exports to shine even brighter

Paul Brislen. 19 June 2020, 4:58 pm

The New Zealand economy faces a challenge the likes of which we haven't seen in peace time since the Great Depression.

How will we fare in the cold, bleak winter ahead?

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Why do we hire so few interns in New Zealand?

Trent Mankelow. 19 June 2020, 5:00 am

If we are to encourage the next generation of students into ICT then we need more intern places to show them the ropes. Go on, you know you want to.

A guest post from Summer of Tech CEO, Trent Mank…

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Brislen on Tech: The future of work is now

Paul Brislen. 12 June 2020, 1:59 pm

We've all had a taste of it and now, as economic reality sinks in, for many of us working from home could become the new normal.

It's been talked about for long enough but now thanks to the virus,…

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Horizons 2020 tech report signposts the future of tech education

Techblog staff. 10 June 2020, 8:11 am

SIGNAL ICT Graduate School has launched its research report "Horizons 2020, Trends in Technology Education" and is challenging business, government and academia to work together to create the technolo…

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Why are cybersecurity investments failing?

Peter Griffin. 09 June 2020, 10:44 am

Look to the "leaders" when it comes to cybersecurity, says Accenture, as Aussie companies report they are fighting a losing battle on the cybersecurity front.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2020, 1:04 pm

COVID has crushed the global economy and it could take years for the world to regain the type of growth we've seen in recent years.

But New Zealand is well placed to start this race at a run - now …

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One bright spot in the tech sales cycle: headphones

Paul Brislen. 03 June 2020, 8:41 am

Sales of smartphones and smart watches are down but one market segment is proving to be buoyant - sales of earbuds and headphones are soaring.

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Brislen on Tech: The fifth estate

Paul Brislen. 29 May 2020, 2:12 pm

Welcome to the new look Brislen on Tech - an in-depth look at one of the big issues in the tech sector. This week, let's take a look at the "fifth estate".

The fourth estate is supposed to hold pow…

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