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Post-Covid agritech push needed

Peter Griffin. 18 June 2020, 10:16 am

It's the backbone of our economy but a group of scientists say New Zealand's agricultural sector needs a new strategy and a more sustainable, technology-driven approach if it is to thrive in a world w…

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Five yearly review of mobile termination rates underway

Techblog Staff. 15 June 2020, 12:25 pm

The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on its draft review findings that the Mobile Access Termination Service (MTAS) should remain regulated. "The purpose of the five-yearly review of MTAS is t…

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Going digital: A tale of two Budgets

Peter Griffin. 03 June 2020, 10:47 pm

Singapore and New Zealand, two small advanced economies often mentioned in the same breath. One sees Covid-19 as a major opportunity to accelerate digital transformation, the other, not so much. Which…

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One bright spot in the tech sales cycle: headphones

Paul Brislen. 03 June 2020, 8:41 am

Sales of smartphones and smart watches are down but one market segment is proving to be buoyant - sales of earbuds and headphones are soaring.

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Spark backs Kiwi innovators to harness 5G, to transform healthcare and stimulate economic recovery

Techblog Staff. 27 May 2020, 8:30 am

The race to 5G is apparently back on with Spark launching a 5G Starter Fund focussing on health and wellness application development.

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UK says no to Huawei after all

Paul Brislen. 25 May 2020, 2:01 pm

The UK government has decided that actually it can't have Huawei equipment in its 5G networks after all, and will require telcos remove all components by 2023.

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Huawei’s smartphone fortunes battered

Peter Griffin. 13 May 2020, 10:18 pm

Smartphone sales plunged sharply in the first quarter and Chinese phone maker Huawei faces as uncertain future as the US trade ban crimps its international business.

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No 5G auction - spectrum allocated instead

Paul Brislen. 12 May 2020, 5:07 pm

Instead of trying to rake in some cash the government has done the sensible thing and offered the spectrum needed for 5G deployment for free.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 May 2020, 3:00 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

Microsoft is setting up a datacentre region in New Zealand. But what does it actually mean?

How hot is the telco sector right now? No…

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Microsoft's local cloud play - what it means for NZ

Peter Griffin. 07 May 2020, 9:56 am

Microsoft's move to build a data centre here is big news for the tech sector, but will force local cloud players to innovate and adapt to having a big player on their doorstep.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 May 2020, 12:27 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

What does contract tracing actually look like and how will it work? QR Codes vs Bluetooth, but not as we know it.

And show me the mon…

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How Covid-19 is set to change tech

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2020, 10:36 pm

Mary Meeker, Silicon Valley's most influential technology analyst is back with a report looking at how Covid-19 will change the tech industry. Here is TechBlog's five-point summary.

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Public tech holding up to Covid-19 crush

Peter Griffin. 17 April 2020, 2:23 pm

Our government IT systems have held up reasonably well under overwhelming demand due to Covid-19 as tech vendors rallied to help their public sector clients boost capacity and launch new government se…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 April 2020, 2:11 pm

In this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

What's black and white and red all over? Not so fast newspapermen - you might not be for much longer. And what to do about hobby horses? (li…

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Lockdown Q&A: William Chomley, IMAGR

Peter Griffin. 15 April 2020, 8:41 am

IMAGR CEO William Chomley has based himself in Japan during lockdown and is running teams across Asia Pacific as work continues on the start-up's AI-powered shopping cart products.

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5G conspiracy may be the work of a government: researcher

Paul Brislen. 15 April 2020, 7:59 am

The conspiracy theorists are out in force but one researcher believes there may be coordination in their madness.

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Lockdown Q&A: Andrew Bowater, Huawei

Peter Griffin. 09 April 2020, 8:43 am

What is it like running the New Zealand arm of a multinational while in lockdown?

Today's Lockdown Q&A is with Andrew Bowater who has been learning tips from his Chinese colleagues who are emerging…

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Lockdown Q&A: Dave Cameron, LearnCoach

Peter Griffin. 06 April 2020, 10:30 pm

Here at ITP Tech Blog we are asking people in the tech sector about how they are approaching business during the lockdown and the technology they are using to stay productive while working remotely.

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Did 5G cause COVID-19?

Paul Brislen. 06 April 2020, 7:55 am

It's the question of the day: did the roll out of 5G cause the virus that has us all trapped in our homes? Is the virus simply a cover story to hide the truth - that 5G radiation is being weaponised? …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 April 2020, 3:00 pm

This week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

The geek shall inherit the Earth... well, we will if we don't muck about (and if "Earth" is shorthand for "economy").

And video conferencing…

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