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Tech industry a major drawcard for NZ university students…

Techblog Staff. 17 February 2020, 7:02 am

Graduates are waking up to the potential of the tech sector in their employment options.

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Interactive Game Exports Double in Two Years to $200m

Techblog staff. 10 February 2020, 6:48 am

New Zealand interactive game developers earned $203.4 million dollars during the 2019 financial year - double the $99.9m earned only two years earlier in 2017. The success comes from targeting audienc…

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Snapshot of NZ's online behaviour

Sarah Putt. 04 February 2020, 12:26 pm

InternetNZ has today released its third annual survey of online behaviour in New Zealand, providing a useful snapshot into how the internet is being used in daily life.

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Fake Facebook scams on the rise

Paul Brislen. 03 February 2020, 7:30 am

Scams involving fake Facebook pages appear to be on the rise. 

According to figures from Netsafe, the number of complaints about what it calls "survey/prize" scams the online safety organisation r…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 31 January 2020, 4:51 pm

Is Huawei going to come out of all this smelling of roses? It's too early to say.

And privacy - it's us versus them but often we are our own worst enemies.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 January 2020, 4:08 pm

In this week's Brislen on Tech:

Jeff Bezos can't remember his iTunes password and conducts business via Whatsapp, or he used to.

Plus, is the Kiwi appetite for investment in tech start-ups fina…

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Brislen on Tech: The year ahead

Paul Brislen. 17 January 2020, 4:00 pm

I'm writing this from my secret lair in the Coromandel, thinking I might have to either sit in the hammock later or pack up the car for the trip home. I am as yet undecided.

But Happy New Year to y…

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2020 vision: our Internet predictions, from InternetNZ

Techblog Staff. 15 January 2020, 6:49 am

InternetNZ looks to the year ahead and comes up with some predictions. Re-posted with kind permission.

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Ransomware attacks on the rise

Paul Brislen. 13 January 2020, 9:22 am

Cyber security is sure to be a hot topic this year with organised criminal activity increasing both locally and internationally. Welcome to 2020.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 December 2019, 1:00 pm

This week on Brislen on Tech: How was the year, and indeed the decade, for you?

Plus, we look to the future. And do you remember Y2K?

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Top 10 in tech for the decade (continued)

Sarah Putt. 19 December 2019, 7:26 am

Tech has taken on a more dystopian feel this decade. Where once we may have greeted each new idea with wide-eyed enthusiasm, we now consider the downside first. Here is the second half of my top ten i…

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Top 10 in tech for the decade

Sarah Putt. 17 December 2019, 7:26 pm

As we approach the festive season, it's customary to post a top ten in tech summarising the previous 12 months, but as 2019 is the last year in the 2010s, I thought I'd go all-out and attempt to sum u…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 December 2019, 4:00 pm

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.

This week's Brislen on Tec…

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Mobile wars: 5G starts to come together

Paul Brislen. 02 December 2019, 5:00 am

The race to 5G is well and truly on with both Vodafone and Spark claiming firsts to market.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 29 November 2019, 4:00 pm

Leadership and culture came to town this week with a visiting head of state... sort of.

And why is it that transport can't seem to get tech right? Perhaps they should take a leaf out of Dunedin Cit…

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The internet is broken, its founder wants to fix it

Sarah Putt. 28 November 2019, 8:39 pm

Imagine if your legacy changed the world forever but not in a way you had hoped. That is a summation of the position that Tim Berners-Lee, the Inventor of the Internet, says he is in right now. But he…

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Rules are made to be broken

Mike Riversdale. 20 November 2019, 7:19 am

Some rules are made to be broken. A guest post from Wellington man, Mike Riversdale

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What is the hidden cost of 5G?

Mandy Henk. 18 November 2019, 5:00 am

While some argue that 5G deployments should be stopped on health grounds, guest blogger Mandy Henk argues that it should be reconsidered for another reason entirely - climate change.

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What is 'digital transformation'?

Ian Apperley. 13 November 2019, 6:58 am

Every year there's a new buzzword and the latest cab off that rank is "digital transformation". But does it just mean "buy my kit" or is there more to it? Wellington-based IT commentator Ian Apperley …

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What does open government mean for digital transformation?

Pia Andrews. 06 November 2019, 5:00 am

Openness is a critical tenet for democracy. It enables transparency, which enables accountability, which in turn drives better public outcomes and ideally a useful check and balance on power. But open…

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