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Intel pledges to have net-zero emissions by 2040…

Peter Griffin. 14 April 2022, 10:35 am

US computer chip maker Intel has become the latest tech company to declare a net-zero emissions goal, pledging to reach the target for its global operations by 2040.

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Crypto revolution - Ukraine amasses over US$100 million in crypto donations

Peter Griffin. 12 April 2022, 10:39 am

As New Zealand commits $30 million in aid to Ukraine and our military personnel head to Europe to offer non-combat assistance, the embattled country is also drawing support from cryptocurrency owners.

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Griffin on Tech: With war comes a new wave of disinformation

Peter Griffin. 08 April 2022, 11:04 am

Disinformation about the war in Ukraine is rife on social media platforms and they aren't doing enough to tackle it.

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Big players dominate our fintech scene but fast-growing start-ups are plentiful

Peter Griffin. 07 April 2022, 11:16 am

Fintech is one of the fastest-growing areas of New Zealand's tech scene and generated $1.8 billion in revenue last year.

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Microsoft courts start-ups with free cloud services, skills, intros to VCs

Peter Griffin. 05 April 2022, 12:30 pm

Start-up founders can now tap Microsoft for support in the form of free credits for services and platforms as well as mentorship and skilling opportunities.

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Griffin on Tech: The EU's plan to bring Big Tech into line

Peter Griffin. 01 April 2022, 1:47 pm

The DMA is the most significant internet-related regulation introduced in the last years and it will have implications all over the globe.

Rather than pursuing these companies through the courts fo…

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Reward us on impact, not hours worked - Kiwi employees

Peter Griffin. 31 March 2022, 9:16 am

A third of New Zealand business leaders claim to be rethinking how to measure their organisation's productivity as their staff put a higher value on relationships and results over hours worked.

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Southland's data centre plans ramp up

Peter Griffin. 29 March 2022, 9:56 am

Its cool temperatures and access to abundant renewable energy make Southland an ideal site for power-hungry data centres.

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Griffin on Tech: Auckland could become a mecca for innovation - here's how

Peter Griffin. 25 March 2022, 1:28 pm

Could Auckland become an innovation mecca? Sir Peter Gluckman thinks so.

But the city has some barriers to overcome.

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Griffin on Tech: The PM is off to the US to spruik our tech

Peter Griffin. 18 March 2022, 10:56 am

The PM will head to the US in May in a bid to push Kiwi tech to the world's most sought-after market.

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Government cloud contract a 'big win for data sovereignty' - Catalyst

Peter Griffin. 03 March 2022, 9:00 am

Catalyst Cloud has won an all-of-government contract with the Department of Internal Affairs that the company says removes longstanding barriers around the IT procurement process.

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Microsoft extends its Defender security platform to cover Google Cloud

Peter Griffin. 24 February 2022, 10:32 am

Microsoft has recognised the multi-cloud reality and extended its Defender security platform to cover AWS and now Google Cloud too.

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NZ-founded venture capital firm launches fund for Web3 projects

Peter Griffin. 22 February 2022, 9:37 am

A venture capital firm co-founded by New Zealand entrepreneur Derek Handley, has launched Aera Force, a DAO (distributed autonomous organisation) to fund blockchain and other Web3 projects that tackle…

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Griffin on Tech: China flexes its tech muscle at the Olympics

Peter Griffin. 18 February 2022, 11:00 am

China is showing off its innovations at the Olympic Games in Beijing, but there's a darker side to the superpower's technological prowess.

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We now have a draft plan for the digital sector - have your say on it

Peter Griffin. 15 February 2022, 9:25 am

After a lengthy period of development, the draft industry transformation plan (ITP) for the digital technologies sector is finally ready for your feedback.

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Smarter phones? The king of the Androids unveils its new line-up

Peter Griffin. 10 February 2022, 9:58 am

Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone range this morning, continuing the theme of incremental evolution that has become the signature of a maturing smartphone market.

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Griffin on Tech: Going Rogan - what to learn from Spotify's woes and Wordle's acquisition

Peter Griffin. 04 February 2022, 4:31 pm

Exclusivity is everything in digital content, but what if your exclusive content is accused of misinformation?

Joe Rogan has certainly been an experience for Spotify - but who's in the right?

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$28 - the price of a hacked Kiwi credit card on the dark web

Peter Griffin. 02 February 2022, 10:26 pm

On the dark web there's a flourishing trade in stolen credit card details and a new study reveals that New Zealanders' information commands a premium.

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Beyond the 'Geat Resignation' - the hybrid tech workforce in 2022

Peter Griffin. 01 February 2022, 11:40 am

Company culture has failed to fully adapt to the new reality of hybrid work, posing the risk of more tech talent walking out the door in search of more "meaningful work".

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Griffin on Tech: The fear index: A reality check for the tech dreamers

Peter Griffin. 28 January 2022, 2:32 pm

[ICYMI from last week] Those two words starting with 'i' - interest and inflation - have spooked markets in general but taken a bigger toll on tech-related stocks and digital assets.

Is this the be…

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