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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2017, 3:34 pm

Goldilocks has many sisters ... Samsung's phones burn more than just the casing ... Vodafone can't buy Sky: what does that mean for content? ... and let's have that conversation about women in technology one more time

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 February 2017, 4:15 pm

Here's the weekly roundup of news from tech circles, from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen. This week, featuring the new weekly TechBlog cartoon by Jim (see below).

This week Brislen looks at Spark half-yearly results, travelling tech, and disrupting Politics with tech... kind of.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 10 February 2017, 4:54 pm

The Privacy Commissioner is making so bold suggestions for the future of our privacy. Spark is looking at buying TeamTalk but what does that mean for New Zealand's peering exchanges? And Peter Thiel makes out like a bandit, but why didn't anyone call time on the deal sooner? Actually, someone did.

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Making new internet domains work for everyone

Don Hollander. 08 February 2017, 1:16 pm

Since 2010 the Domain Name System (DNS) has expanded dramatically, not only fueling competition, choice and innovation, but truly enabling a multi-lingual Internet. There are now more than a 1,500 top…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 February 2017, 1:29 pm

Fourteen days into Donald Trump's presidency and the cat is truly among the pigeons. The US tech giants are up in arms and the ban on travellers from some countries is causing ructions among workers..…

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NZNOG 2017 - working together for a better internet

Mark Foster. 31 January 2017, 7:20 am

The New Zealand Network Operators Group has been holding a conference annually for the last 15 years, and the 2017 edition was held last week at the Trinity Wharf Hotel in Tauranga.

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UFB2 contracts awarded - 700GB/month per household by 2020

Paul Brislen. 26 January 2017, 9:34 am

The government has awarded contracts for the second wave of Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) fibre to the home project that will extend the reach of fibre to 85% of the population.

The extension project …

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The real Babel fish - towards universal language translation

Peter Griffin. 05 December 2016, 6:00 am

If you've experienced the anxiety and embarrassment of trying to communicate with people whose languages you don't understand, you'll be very interested in what the newest generation of translation te…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 25 November 2016, 4:15 pm

Abort, Retry, FailOne of the outcomes of this year's horrible US presidential election race is the disparity between pollsters' expectations and the final outcome. Is there a difference from booths us…

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Quake hits central New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 14 November 2016, 8:28 am

Central New Zealand was hit by a large earthquake this morning causing damage and reports suggest at least one death. The networks are largely holding up but there are areas cut off and network teams …

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Paul Brislen. 04 November 2016, 3:00 pm

Fallout from Wynyard Group's collapse continues with staff being laid off and legal action gathering momentum... Innovation is critical but most Kiwi CEOs don't rate their own ability to innovate... A…

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