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How Covid-19 is set to change tech

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2020, 10:36 pm

Mary Meeker, Silicon Valley's most influential technology analyst is back with a report looking at how Covid-19 will change the tech industry. Here is TechBlog's five-point summary.

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Aussie government takes on social media giants

Paul Brislen. 22 April 2020, 8:09 am

The Australian government has served up a nasty surprise for the social media giants that dominate the paid advertising world - it is drafting a set of rules to govern paying professional news produce…

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Wintec students launch virtual agency and it's free for businesses

Abby Dalgety. 20 April 2020, 5:45 am

There's a saying that something great can come out of a crisis and for Waikato businesses looking for a post-COVID-19 lockdown boost, the "good" could be free communication and marketing services.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 April 2020, 2:11 pm

In this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

What's black and white and red all over? Not so fast newspapermen - you might not be for much longer. And what to do about hobby horses? (li…

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Building trust in Aotearoa: data and the new normal

aimee whitcroft. 17 April 2020, 7:38 am

InternetNZ councillor and open data proponent aimee whitcroft thinks there's a better way to think about data and its ownership and how we can share data without giving away the crown jewels.

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5G conspiracy may be the work of a government: researcher

Paul Brislen. 15 April 2020, 7:59 am

The conspiracy theorists are out in force but one researcher believes there may be coordination in their madness.

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Balancing life and work

Paul Brislen. 09 April 2020, 8:15 am

Once lockdown ends will you run back to the warm embrace of office life or will you slip the surly bonds of ritual and carry on working remotely? Are we about to fall back to the old way of doing thin…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 April 2020, 3:00 pm

This week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

The geek shall inherit the Earth... well, we will if we don't muck about (and if "Earth" is shorthand for "economy").

And video conferencing…

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What next for the telcos?

Paul Brislen. 30 March 2020, 9:53 am

New Zealand is well placed to weather the storm that is COVID-19 because our telecommunications infrastructure is world class. But this is only the beginning of what could be a long-term shift in our …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 27 March 2020, 12:27 pm

Here's this week's update from Techblog editor Paul Brislen

It's Day Two of lockdown here in New Zealand. So far so good.

And what are the silver linings?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 March 2020, 4:14 pm

Here's the weekly update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen

It's time to talk COVID and learnings. Good luck out there.

Also, what do you do when the cat changes her mind about likes and dislikes…

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It's Y2K but with germs

Paul Brislen. 16 March 2020, 5:00 am

Responses to the COVID-19 outbreak vary from person to person but more than one has suggested "it's just like the flu so what's the problem?"

I suggest it's more like Y2K.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 March 2020, 1:48 pm

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

This week: Disasters are good for making movies out of, getting the adrenaline going and of course updating those pesky business continu…

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The tech wreck 20 years on

Peter Griffin. 12 March 2020, 9:08 am

Twenty years on from the tech bubble crash, what have we learned?

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Let the BCPs begin

Paul Brislen. 11 March 2020, 7:18 am

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, and tech events shut their doors, more companies are turning to remote working as the solution, but are you ready to Work From Home?

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Technology that endures - radio!

Sarah Putt. 10 March 2020, 9:30 am

Of all the media in all the world, radio is my favourite. It's the most intimate, the most ephemeral (or least it was before podcasts), and the most enduring. It's also the most underrated - with pred…

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Where there is no ‘last mile in delivery’, and ‘one-time password’ is key

Sunit Prakash. 09 March 2020, 5:00 am

Worlds apart - one man's technical journey into India. A guest post from Wellington-based ICT advisor Sunit Prakash.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 March 2020, 1:48 pm

Weekly update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen.

It's official: Big celebrations as Tech overtakes wine in kiwi exports. Now will Government take our industry a bit more seriously?

Plus: Sneeze …

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Why businesses aren't picking domain names

Sarah Putt. 27 February 2020, 5:17 pm

One of the hardest things when starting  a new project or business is coming up with a name that isn't already taken in the online space. If you want to register a domain name under .nz or or …

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Online voting? No thanks.

Laurence Millar . 26 February 2020, 5:00 am

Surely in this day and age we should be able to vote online? Laurence Millar suggests, rather strongly, that we should not.

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