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Capital markets review highlights tech as enabler

Sarah Putt. 10 September 2019, 6:27 pm

Greater collaboration between market participants and the Government through a coordinated tech strategy for New Zealand is recommended in the Capital Markets Review released by EY this week.

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What to call robots

Sarah Putt. 29 August 2019, 7:52 am

If you have a member of Generation Alpha in your house, then you might want to have a chat with them about what to call the friendly robot in their lives. It is an 'it', not a 'she' or 'he'.

Apparently, AI can confuse today's small children, who will be the first generation to grow up with robots as peers. Of course, AI confuses adults too, but we are supposed to be able to distinguish between the human and the human-made.

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Google's internal culture change

Sarah Putt. 27 August 2019, 4:07 pm

News that Google has put in place stricter guidelines for employee discussions will come as no surprise to those following the stories about posts on internal message boards getting out of control and spilling into the public arena.

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Games sector aims high

Sarah Putt. 20 August 2019, 2:55 pm

Interactive media, which includes gaming, could become a billion-dollar industry in New Zealand within five years, according to a new report released by the New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZ…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 August 2019, 4:30 pm

It's hard getting cut through when you want to send out marketing bumf, so just imagine how difficult it was to get people to complete the Census online.

Soon we'll have CCTV cameras out the wazoo …

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Another tech IPO may be some time

Sarah Putt. 15 August 2019, 5:27 pm

Out of the crop of the tech companies that listed on the NZX in 2014, one of the best performers would have to be Vista Group International, which provides cinema software. Since listing the company h…

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NZ media and telcos ponder future

Sarah Putt. 08 August 2019, 8:15 am

If you grew up watching YouTube, would you watch TV and Movies?

That was the question posed by Travis Corrie from Shift72, a Hamilton-based company providing end-to-end video solutions for global b…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 02 August 2019, 5:00 pm

The spies would like us to break encryption because kicking in locked doors hurts their feet...

Donald Trump will tax French wine if the French tax US digital giants. Does he know where New Zealand…

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Whatever happened to "Where everyone gets a bargain"?

Sarah Putt. 02 August 2019, 8:00 am

Most New Zealanders live within 30 minutes of a store owned by The Warehouse Group, and yet 9% (and growing) of all retail spending in this country is online. Which is no doubt why the company has lau…

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Ask not what Space can do for you

Sarah Putt. 30 July 2019, 12:48 pm

It's been a couple of years since the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act (2017) was passed into law, but it's still a bit of a surprise to think we now have a space industry in this country.…

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77,600 drones and counting

Sarah Putt. 18 July 2019, 5:31 pm

There are a surprisingly large number of drones in New Zealand - with around 77,600 drones operating and 200,000 drones used by foreign tourists in the past year. Compare these numbers to the estimate…

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