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Vodafone is sold, FINALLY, and the telco market is shaken up again...
But where to now for the mobile market in New Zealand and why won't 5G fry my brain?
And we'll always have Paris - how is the Christchurch Call playing out?
Techweek 19 - 500 events over seven days
Techweek19 is almost here and we're excited about what we think is the most diverse and valuable programme yet. A guest post from TechNZ's Graeme Muller
The company that NZ start-ups keep
New Zealand start-ups are in the "activation phase" of their collective life-cycle, with the strongest showing in the Agtech & New Food, and Life Sciences sectors. That's according to the Start-Up Genome Ecosystem Report 2019, which gathers independent research from over 300 organisations globally, including the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in New Zealand.
Full credit: will Spark cope with the Rugby World Cup?
The Rugby World Cup hits our screens in September and while no doubt the players are hard at work in preparation, so too are the tech teams at Spark and its partners. Will they be ready for kick off?
Pushpay delivers in every way but diversity
Mobile payments company Pushpay delivered an outstanding result this week - annual revenue was up 40% to US$98.4 million and the company turned a profit for the first time since it was founded 2011. A…
Z Energy's digital future
Electric vehicles are becoming more popular and autonomous vehicles might be on their way, but the demand for fossil fuel won't be materially different in 2030 to what it is today. That's according to…
Embedded SIM cards come to New Zealand
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?
Uber the ultimate start-up
Uber apparently has over 65% of the ride-hailing market in New Zealand. Which surprises me, because I would have expected it to have more. But in this stat New Zealand is lumped in with the US, Canada…
NZ research boosts internet capability
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…
Insurance might be a sector that cultivates an image of steady, stable and long-term security but what's happening in the Insurance Technology area is anything but staid. That's according to a new sur…
Introducing Scale-Up NZ: the gateway to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem
A free online platform connecting New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators launches late yesterday.