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Future of Work - update

Sarah Putt. 13 November 2018, 9:42 am

With the latest labour market statistics showing that the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9%, you might wonder why anyone with bother with a Future of Work Forum, but the Labour Government seems determined to press on with a model that it first developed in opposition.

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Fibre: Finish the Job

Hamish MacEwan. 07 November 2018, 8:12 am
Fibre: Finish the Job

How much simpler, cost-efficient and effective would the services and support you deliver to New Zealand households be if you could assume fibre availability the way you assume roads, electricity and copper landline telephony?

What would happen to New Zealand if there were no urban/rural divide in communications capability, if a basic 100/20 Mbit/s is available, wherever fibre is, at $46/month.

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TIN report highlights thriving tech sector

Sarah Putt. 25 October 2018, 8:33 am

When TIN (Technology Investment Network) founder Greg Shanahan first began publishing the list of earnings for the top New Zealand companies in 2005 he sent out 70 surveys. This year he sent out over 700 surveys.

It wasn't the most impressive figure announced at the TIN 100 Report launch in Auckland last night, but it was one of the most telling - the tech sector continues to grow in leaps and bounds.

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Govt trials AI for multi-agency interactions

Sarah Putt. 23 October 2018, 8:21 am

Navigating their way through multiple government agencies can be tough going for many businesses, so the Government is trialling an AI tool designed to make it easier.

The Ministry of Business, Inn…

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R&D spend under the spotlight

Sarah Putt. 18 October 2018, 9:11 am

The latest New Zealand's R&D performance report shows that investment in innovation continues to be weighted towards the manufacturing and primary sectors, that business expenditure on R&D is low (but…

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Micromobility has arrived

Sarah Putt. 16 October 2018, 9:05 am

Lime has released 900 electric scooters onto the streets of Christchurch and Auckland this week, making New Zealand the first country in the Asia Pacific in which the company has launched its urban tr…

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Is NZ's funding of research future-focused?

Paul Matthews. 12 October 2018, 5:26 pm

There's lots happening on the research side of things, with results of the $249M research investment through the Endeavour Fund announced recently and R&D Tax Credit scheme details released this week.…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 12 October 2018, 5:14 pm

News that almost all of the sub-contractors employed by the contractors employed by Chorus to build the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network are exploiting their workers in one form or another has tarni…

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New tech media models

Sarah Putt. 11 October 2018, 1:25 pm

Media was arguably the first sector to be massively disrupted by the internet, and tech media has been no exception. But, for those of us addicted to our daily fix of tech news, it's not all been doom…

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New R&D regime to increase spending, but is it enough?

Paul Brislen. 08 October 2018, 7:45 am

The new research and development tax regime has been announced with a few tweaks following the consultation period.

The threshold of $100,000 spending per annum on R&D has been lowered to $50,000 m…

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International connections

Sarah Putt. 04 October 2018, 8:14 pm

A map of international telecommunication cables across the globe shows a disparity between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. News service ZDNet lists only 17 subsea cables across the globe and wh…

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