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Lockdown Q&A: Leighton Roberts, Sharesies
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.
Today, we talk to Leighton Roberts, co-founder, Director - Opportunities and Operations, and acting co-CEO of Sharesies.
Online investment platform, Sharesies.
How many people does your organisation employ?
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Virtual Hi Tech finals
For the first time the announcement of who has made it into the Hi Tech Awards this year was made entirely online. This evening emcee David Downs announced the finalists in each category to a room filled with, well, probably just a camera. Covid-19 forcing another event into the virtual realm.
Bubble fun time
Now that we are all in a bubble, how do we communicate and have some good old-fashioned fun with other bubbles?
Kiwis rate their digital skills
As we adapt to the many changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in the coming weeks and months, it will be technology that will help pull us through. From being able to work remotely, through to enab…
IBM’s Watson gets sentimental
IBM is making smart tools available on its Watson platform that can understand the sentiment in language and summarise large amounts of text.
Technology that endures - radio!
Of all the media in all the world, radio is my favourite. It's the most intimate, the most ephemeral (or least it was before podcasts), and the most enduring. It's also the most underrated - with pred…
Why businesses aren't picking domain names
One of the hardest things when starting a new project or business is coming up with a name that isn't already taken in the online space. If you want to register a domain name under .nz or .co.nz or …
NZ joins NASA's climate change initiative
Air New Zealand is about to become the first passenger airline in the world to partner with NASA on an earth science mission. The initiative, aimed at monitoring the impact of climate change, will als…
A newspaper, a military contract, a tech giant and a president
When Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013, he can't have foreseen that would it one day result in a battle with a US President. But that's how it's shaping up.
IoT driven by lower cost, productivity goals: IDC
New Zealand organisations are investing in the Internet of Things in order to improve business productivity, improve product quality, and reduce operational costs, says research firm IDC.
VR Tackling Online Hate Speech
VR isn't just about games or interior designers. For some, it's a way of tackling hate speech. Guest post from Mike Riversdale.