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Brislen on Tech: Shop til you drop
If COVID has taught us anything it's that online shopping is the way of the future. But the retail experience is really important to many shoppers and seems unlikely to go away.
So what does shopping look like in 25 years' time?
Microsoft secures BNZ as second Azure region customer
Microsoft has another anchor tenant lined up for the new data centre region it will open here, with BNZ moving in as part of a major cloud migration push at the bank.
More trouble for Google from Australian regulators
Australia's competition watchdog has released an interim report into the digital advertising market in Australia that suggests Google has near-monopoly power and the industry as a whole needs more transparency.
Brislen on Tech: the rise and rise of Amazon and Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is the first person to break the US$200 billion barrier and become the world's richest man. He might only be in number two spot today but he still has more money than most countries.
Bumper quarter for PC sales
Reversing a trend that has been accelerating for many years, sales of PCs (you know, "computers") increased in the third quarter of 2020. COVID lock downs may be partly to blame.
Honor looks to go global in life after Huawei
Chinese phone maker Honor debuts its first phone since splitting off from blacklisted parent Huawei. Will its newfound freedom see it target international markets like New Zealand?
NZTech to Govt: We need more joined-up decision making on tech
NZTech has released its briefing to the incoming minister, which amounts to a wish list of actions to accelerate growth in the digital economy.
Brislen on Tech: Tender is the night
Government is the single biggest buyer of ICT products and services in the land, yet all too often it ends up buying expensive kit that doesn't meet the bill.
Why is this and how can government do…
A low-key local R&D player looks to expand
Fleet tracking software that is developed in Christchurch and connects 2 million vehicles worldwide, will now be available to vehicles on New Zealand roads too as Verizon Connect ramps up its local op…
Weta Digital going "all-in" on the cloud
Weta has struck a deal with Amazon that will see its visual effects work done in the AWS cloud bringing to a close an era of local DIY innovation in supercomputing capacity by the film making studio.
Schools gear up to deliver digital exams
Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.