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Lessons from the Iowa app

Sarah Putt. 11 February 2020, 5:56 pm

The race to become for the US Democratic presidential nomination has had many in the tech sector shaking their heads in disbelief following the Iowa caucus last week. Forget whether it's Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg or Biden out in front, what was with the technology?

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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 up the entire decade. Here's my list.

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Computer chips that tackle climate change

Sarah Putt. 12 November 2019, 7:13 am

Computer chips with brain-like functionality that could reduce global carbon emissions from computing have been developed by a team led by University of Canterbury Professor Simon Brown.

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ICT Skills Recognition in Asia Pacific

Paul Matthews. 27 May 2019, 9:00 am

How are tech and digital skills recognised when people move between countries, and between governments? 

We're working with a number of other countries in Asia Pacific and South East Asia on an in…

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Introducing Scale-Up NZ: the gateway to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem

ITP Staff. 17 April 2019, 6:00 am

A free online platform connecting New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators launches late yesterday.

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End of the line for Pond

Paul Brislen. 21 January 2019, 4:04 pm

It started with a hiss and a roar but it sounds very much as though Network 4 Learning's experiment in online collaboration - Pond - has dried up.

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Tahi Rua Toru Tech showcases student talent

123Tech Team. 06 December 2018, 11:00 am

The national finals of Tahi Rua Toru Tech, NZ's Digital Challenge, showed that when you ask school students to come up with new ideas to solve community problems using digital tech, they will amaze yo…

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Is NZ's funding of research future-focused?

Paul Matthews. 12 October 2018, 5:26 pm

There's lots happening on the research side of things, with results of the $249M research investment through the Endeavour Fund announced recently and R&D Tax Credit scheme details released this week.…

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Mobile gaming thrives

Sarah Putt. 23 August 2018, 8:35 am

So, you want to strike it rich in entertainment? Forget the movies and pour your creative talents into gaming instead - it's worth three times as much. And one of the fastest growing segments is mobil…

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Accountants grapple with AI

Sarah Putt. 31 July 2018, 11:15 am

Business is waking up to the ethical dilemmas posed by Artificial Intelligence and it's time to move the discussion from the tech community into the mainstream. That's the prevailing message from the …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 27 July 2018, 3:00 pm

Data centres. Big fat juicy data centres, serving up the world's content, from right here in New Zealand.

You need a few things to make that a reality. You need cheap and relatively green electrici…

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