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Huawei’s smartphone fortunes battered

Peter Griffin. 13 May 2020, 10:18 pm

Smartphone sales plunged sharply in the first quarter and Chinese phone maker Huawei faces as uncertain future as the US trade ban crimps its international business.

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Contact tracing - coming to a phone near you this week?

Paul Brislen. 12 May 2020, 8:05 am

With New Zealand's contact tracing app due to hit the phones any day now, the use of apps around the world varies from extreme to extreme with privacy concerns foremost on the bug fix list.

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Microsoft's local cloud play - what it means for NZ

Peter Griffin. 07 May 2020, 9:56 am

Microsoft's move to build a data centre here is big news for the tech sector, but will force local cloud players to innovate and adapt to having a big player on their doorstep.

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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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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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Lockdown Q&A: William Chomley, IMAGR

Peter Griffin. 15 April 2020, 8:41 am

IMAGR CEO William Chomley has based himself in Japan during lockdown and is running teams across Asia Pacific as work continues on the start-up's AI-powered shopping cart products.

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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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Cyber security and COVID-19 – how to stay safe online

Buddle Findlay tech team. 01 April 2020, 7:49 am

Law firm Buddle Findlay has put together a piece on cyber security and how to keep your data safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Reposted with kind permission.

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Bubble fun time

Sarah Putt. 26 March 2020, 11:07 am

Now that we are all in a bubble, how do we communicate and have some good old-fashioned fun with other bubbles?

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Level 4 is here - tech experts weigh in

Peter Griffin. 26 March 2020, 7:59 am

So we are now at Level-4, the vast majority of us are camped out in our makeshift home offices testing the limits of our broadband connections - and the family's patience.

What could possibly go wr…

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Taking care of cybersecurity

Sarah Putt. 24 March 2020, 7:33 pm

As we prepare to go into lock-down to combat the spread of Covid-19 its timely to think about cybersecurity, and what attacks are being reported globally. As the World Economic Forum reminds us - cybe…

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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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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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Budget website: it's a feature not a hack

Paul Brislen. 02 March 2020, 7:06 am

The State Services Commission has released its report into last year's botched Budget website and concludes shoddy website design and poor oversight by Treasury officials was to blame for the early le…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 28 February 2020, 1:00 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech, from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

This week: it's not cricket, knocking a cobber when they're down, but when it comes to NBN we're quids in.

And security is …

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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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ASX All Tech index launched this week

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2020, 7:01 am

While Australia gets its own tech-heavy stock market index, what about tech companies in New Zealand? Will we see more depart our shores in search of capital or will the NZ tech sector finally be trea…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 February 2020, 4:00 pm

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

This week: Kiwisaver provider Generate had its database raided. What happened next will shock you. Covid 19 is creating headaches for th…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 February 2020, 1:00 pm

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

Social media giants have had nearly a year to answer the Christchurch call. So how are they doing?

And we are under attack - the spoo…

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Govt plans legislation following Christchurch Call

Sarah Putt. 13 February 2020, 6:00 am

The Government intends to toughen laws to counter the spread of violent extremist content online. Cabinet papers, proactively released, outline proposals which include takedown notices and provisions …

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