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Paul Brislen. 12 July 2019, 1:30 pm

Social media companies want us to like them... so they're having a crack at a public relations campaign.

Plus, privacy is important, which is why British Airways will have to cough up $NZ357 million by way of apology. And gee but it's warm in here. What do the *real* experts think about 5G?

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Trump opens the door to Huawei, but only a fraction

Paul Brislen. 01 July 2019, 7:07 am

US President, Donald Trump, has offered Huawei a chance at a "get out of jail free" card at the G20 meeting in Japan, suggesting the company's position on his blacklist may be reviewed.

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Paul Brislen. 28 June 2019, 3:00 pm

Simon Moutter's departure from Spark marks the end of an era and on Monday we will wake to a new world order. What will come of our telecommunications sector?

Shopping. It's something we do, we put up with, we rush to with gay abandon. Where to now for our shopping trends and will the internet rule all?

And finally, when is a budget hack job not a hack and what can we learn, people?

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The Commerce Commission wants you

Paul Brislen. 26 June 2019, 7:08 am

While you're on hold with your telco, why not take the time to fill in the Commerce Commission's quick survey on what you'd like and dislike about your telecommunications providers. It'll help pass th…

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Brislen on Tech: Budget edition

Paul Brislen. 31 May 2019, 11:00 am

The Budget is finally here but what a warm-up act that was. We take a closer look at the story of the week, and then at the actual Budget itself.

And then... Do you remember where you were when the…

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Huawei vs the US Govt: is this a knock-out blow?

Paul Brislen. 21 May 2019, 7:06 am

Huawei's problems with the US administration have turned from bad to worse following the US President's decision to sign an executive order banning the use of telecommunications equipment from Chine…

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Paul Brislen. 03 May 2019, 1:30 pm

Predictions are tricky, especially when they're about the future, but we have a look at where to next for the telecommunications network providers and frankly, the writing is on the wall.

Plus Face…

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Embedded SIM cards come to New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 01 May 2019, 5:00 am

Spark has launched the first embedded SIM cards on the New Zealand market but does this move us a step closer to the "dumb pipe" network model?

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Paul Brislen. 26 April 2019, 3:00 pm

It looks like it's the end of the line for Pond, the government's resource sharing service for teachers.

Part of Network for Learning (N4L), Pond was supposed to be a leading-edge social network wh…

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NZ research boosts internet capability

Sarah Putt. 24 April 2019, 4:41 pm

Data is often thought of as weightless but that doesn't mean it doesn't leave a carbon footprint. Scientists at the University of Otago/Dodd-Walls Centre point out that the internet is one of the sing…

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Report into Chorus subbies finds fault

Paul Brislen. 15 April 2019, 7:16 am

The UFB has been held up as a shining example of how best to build fibre to the home on a national scale, but underneath the accolades have been accusations of worker exploitation and shoddy build pra…

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