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Seasonally-adjusted greetings

Paul Brislen. 14 January 2019, 8:45 am

Another year down, another one looming. What does it all mean? We ask the big questions here at the Techblog... but do we have the answers?

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Online voting delayed

Sarah Putt. 13 December 2018, 7:13 pm

Online voting will have to wait for at least another three years, after a trial planned for local elections next year was scrapped by Local Government NZ. The nine councils that formed a working group to deliver online voting are now looking to the 2022 local elections, according to reports in Stuff and Radio NZ this week.

But even the next electoral cycle may be too soon for online voting.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 07 December 2018, 5:15 pm

Stupidity is its own reward, as the Australian tech sector is discovering...

PLUS: The second round of US vs Huawei has been awarded to the US on points... And the light at the end of the tunnel may be the space age we've been waiting for.

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Micromobility a month on from Lime's arrival

Sarah Putt. 04 December 2018, 10:16 pm

It's been more than a month since micromobility company Lime arrived in Auckland and Christchurch, with the sudden appearance of its e-scooters in our two largest cities unleashing a raft of headlines…

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This is a test

Paul Brislen. 26 November 2018, 7:13 am

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has conducted its annual test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system.

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Spark launches 5G offensive

Sarah Putt. 22 November 2018, 8:59 am

Spark is aiming to have its 5G network live by 1 July 2020, in time for the America's Cup the following year. The announcement was made by the telco at the opening of its 5G test lab at a co-working o…

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Amazon's HQ2 search

Sarah Putt. 20 November 2018, 7:25 am

In the end two cities were joint winners, and another got a consolation prize, but Amazon's competition to find the location for its second headquarters provides an insight into the kinds of places wh…

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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 det…

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Fibre: Finish the Job

Hamish MacEwan. 07 November 2018, 8:12 am

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 …

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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 …

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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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