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Tech Media Panel - 13 November 2020

TechBlog Team. 13 November 2020, 2:10 pm

Here’s this week’s Tech Media Panel, with ITP CEO Paul Matthews hosting Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from techblog.nz.

This week: China’s biggest online sale, Single’s Day, coincides with…

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Alibaba rakes in 'Singles Day' billions as Chinese tech regulation looms

Peter Griffin. 11 November 2020, 11:54 pm

Alibaba set a record for Singles Day sales of US$56 billion but it and other major Chinese e-tailers have seen their share prices published as Beijing outlines regulations designed to curtail the powe…

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Tech Media Panel - 6 November 2020

TechBlog Team. 06 November 2020, 3:07 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel with TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin, facilitated by ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: A bit of an election special, we look at both the implications o…

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Brislen on Tech: New Minister of Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 November 2020, 2:57 pm

The government has a new minister of tech, and like most of his colleagues on all sides of the house, his experience of the tech sector is limited.

So how do we support him in the role and what co…

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While we wait... what Biden or Trump means for tech

Peter Griffin. 05 November 2020, 7:14 am

The tech industry's fortunes rest on who wins the White House and who has the power to pass legislation that could radically change how it does business.

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New minister of tech for a new government

Paul Brislen. 02 November 2020, 2:06 pm

A new minister of tech has been appointed following Labour's victory at the general election. But who is David Clark?

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Tech Media Panel - 30 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 30 October 2020, 3:39 pm

Here’s this week’s Tech Media Panel with Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from techblog.nz, and Sarah Putt from Computerworld and CIO. Facilitated by ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: Lots of deb…

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Tech CEOs grilled again in "sham" hearing

Peter Griffin. 29 October 2020, 10:14 am

A senate hearing on the content moderation policies of the big tech companies has devolved into a shouty mess dominated by Republica senators accusing left-leaning tech executives of censoring their c…

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Elon Musk's Kiwi Starlink connection

Peter Griffin. 27 October 2020, 10:46 am

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set up a New Zealand company with plans to us a Southland-based ground station to monitor his Starlink satellite constellation and to offer broadband services here.

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Tech Media Panel - 23 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 23 October 2020, 4:01 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: Now that the election is done and dusted, where does that leave tech? …

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Is this bitcoin's mainstream moment?

Peter Griffin. 22 October 2020, 11:38 am

PayPal's government-sanctioned move to support cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could see its 26 million online merchants accept payment in crypto for the first time.

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NZTech: Labour win good for tech

Peter Griffin. 20 October 2020, 8:51 am

NZTech says Labour's return to government is 'good news for tech' as it will mean progress on the digital technologies industry transformation plan.

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What my Briefing to the Incoming Minister would say

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2020, 7:27 am

It's a new day and we have a new government (more or less) with a mandate to act and very big ask ahead of them. Tourism is out of action for at least another year so what will the new government do t…

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Tech Media Panel - 16 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 16 October 2020, 10:15 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

This week: New Zealand, alongside the “five eyes” network and India …

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Brislen on Tech: End to the End-to-end encryption…

Paul Brislen. 16 October 2020, 10:08 am

The government would like to break the security protocols that hide terrorists and other ratbags from their surveillance but in order to do so your online purchases - from music to pizza delivery - wi…

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Risk of 'privacy fatigue' over home IoT devices

Peter Griffin. 15 October 2020, 7:08 am

Kiwis have become enthusiastic users of Internet of Things devices such as smart speakers and connected appliances but remained concerned about where their data goes and how it is used.

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Big push for breaking encryption

Paul Brislen. 12 October 2020, 2:58 pm

Should law enforcement agencies be granted access to encrypted communications? The Five Eyes consortium believes so, even if it weakens security for everyday services like watching television and usin…

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An intriguing experiment with digital currency is set to begin

Peter Griffin. 07 October 2020, 11:31 pm

A digital currency offered by an Auckland start-up and backed by real cash will launch next year to enable companies to transact with customers and offer loans. But an official central bank-issued dig…

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Can tech tackle the growing threat of devastating bushfires?

Peter Griffin. 06 October 2020, 11:14 am

Australian researchers will use infra-red cameras, drones and remote-sensing satellites to come up with better ways to detect and tackle bushfires as many parts of the world, New Zealand included, fac…

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Tech Media Panel - 2 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 02 October 2020, 4:01 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

New rules around tech procurement and use by Police, Palantir going publ…

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