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Virtual mobile market heats up with Rocket’s debut

Peter Griffin. 23 November 2023, 2:37 pm

Another mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) brand is in the mix in the telcoms sector with Rocket Mobile piggybacking on One's mobile effort to "bring down costs" for New Zealand mobile users.

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Griffin on Tech: Kiwi tech's global footprint, Tokelau's domain name misery

Peter Griffin. 17 November 2023, 9:25 am

The annual TIN200 report out today reveals that even in a tough economic environment, our tech sector managed growth of 11.7% in the 2023 financial year.

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Major cyberattack on Australian ports suggests sabotage by a ‘foreign state actor’

Peter Griffin. 14 November 2023, 8:32 am
Major cyberattack on Australian ports suggests sabotage by a ‘foreign state actor’

The timing, scale and impact of the disruption suggest Australia's largest ports were subject to a targeted attack.

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Griffin on Tech: Optus outage nightmare, OpenAI’s app store moment

Peter Griffin. 10 November 2023, 6:53 am

There was some sympathy for our telecoms operators in February when cyclone Gabrielle slashed fibre optic cables and cut power to cell sites across the North Island. not so for Optus following its cas…

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Pulling the plug on the internet for a day - what it would cost the world?

Peter Griffin. 09 November 2023, 4:39 pm

An occasional digital detox is a great way to reconnect with the real world, slow down and enjoy analogue life. But what would be the impact of the world losing the internet for a day?

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Most data lives in the cloud. What if it lived under the sea?

Where is the text you're reading, right now? In one sense, it lives "on the internet" or "in the cloud", just like your favourite social media platform or the TV show you might stream tonight.

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Griffin on Tech: Consultants crunch, digital ads boost Big Tech

Peter Griffin. 27 October 2023, 11:49 am

I don't know about you, but I've been enjoying the lull in political news as we wait for the special vote results to be released and as Christopher Luxon keeps a lid on coalition negotiations.

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Quantum computers in 2023: how they work, what they do, and where they’re heading

Christopher Ferrie. 24 October 2023, 11:14 am

Attempting to forecast the future of quantum computing today is akin to predicting flying cars and ending up with cameras in our phones instead.

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The Taoist philosophy behind the design of WeChat

Jianqing Chen. 16 October 2023, 9:05 pm

If WeChat is trying to get its users to leave the app as fast as possible, how can it maintain its internet empire?

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The mountain of ‘invisible’ e-waste and its US$10 billion worth of raw materials

Peter Griffin. 12 October 2023, 8:34 am

Electronic waste is more than unwanted laptops, printers, and smartphones, with e-toys, e-bikes and vape pens adding to the detritus we discard.

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From Anthropic to Titan - AWS is going big on generative AI

Peter Griffin. 28 September 2023, 9:54 pm

If Microsoft and OpenAI dominated much of the discussion around generative AI as they teamed up on the technology, AWS is ramping up its offerings too.

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