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Griffin on Tech: The minister of everything tech-related gets to work

Peter Griffin. 01 December 2023, 11:54 am

You have to hand it to Judith Collins - the veteran politician hasn't shied away from a large workload in the new coalition government.

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Unity’s big u-turn on Wellington and Wētā FX deal

Peter Griffin. 29 November 2023, 11:18 pm

It was a massive deal and the end of an era for Sir Peter Jackson and Dame Fran Walsh in 2021 when they sold Weta Digital to US video game company Unity.

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The vast majority of us have no idea what the padlock icon on our internet browser is – and it’s putting us at risk

Fiona Carroll. 27 November 2023, 11:18 pm
The vast majority of us have no idea what the padlock icon on our internet browser is – and it’s putting us at risk

New research shows that only 5% of UK adults understand the significance of the padlock symbol on a web browser. This is a threat to our online safety.

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Griffin on Tech: Let’s hear the other side of the OpenAI story

Peter Griffin. 24 November 2023, 10:53 am

There’s plenty yet to plan out in the OpenAI board saga. Now we need to hear from the people who dropped the bomb that started it all.

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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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Who is Sam Altman, OpenAI’s wunderkind ex-CEO – and why does it matter that he got sacked?

Toby Walsh. 21 November 2023, 9:03 am

As OpenAI emerges from this drama, it will be doubled over from the blow that was this weekend – and will struggle to raise funds in the future as it has in the past.

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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

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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A new Silicon Valley manifesto reveals the bleak, dangerous philosophy driving the tech industry

Hallam Stevens. 07 November 2023, 11:56 pm

In 1993, Marc Andreessen was an undergraduate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he also worked at the US-government funded National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

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Griffin on Tech: AI governance ineffective without regulation

Peter Griffin. 03 November 2023, 9:41 am

The UK's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tried to position Britain this week as a leader in the responsible use of artificial intelligence with his high-powered AI Summit.

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