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NZ research boosts internet capability

Sarah Putt. 24 April 2019, 4:41 pm

Data is often thought of as weightless but that doesn't mean it doesn't leave a carbon footprint. Scientists at the University of Otago/Dodd-Walls Centre point out that the internet is one of the sing…

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Insuring innovation

Sarah Putt. 18 April 2019, 8:10 pm

Insurance might be a sector that cultivates an image of steady, stable and long-term security but what's happening in the Insurance Technology area is anything but staid. That's according to a new sur…

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Introducing Scale-Up NZ: the gateway to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem

ITP Staff. 17 April 2019, 6:00 am

A free online platform connecting New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators launches late yesterday.

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Which city is tops for EV ownership?

Sarah Putt. 15 April 2019, 7:52 pm

Of all the cities in all of New Zealand, which one do you think would boast the highest proportion of electric vehicles. You can take your pick from (in alphabetical order): Auckland, Christchurch, Du…

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Theranos saga continues to fascinate

Sarah Putt. 11 April 2019, 6:46 pm

When the history of the greatest acts of hubris comes to be written, Elizabeth Holmes has earned, if not a chapter, then at least a fulsome footnote. She is the founder CEO of the utterly discredited …

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Copyright updating, please wait

James Ting-Edwards. 11 April 2019, 5:00 am

New Zealand's 25-year-old copyright law is out of date and badly needs an update to meet the needs of New Zealanders in the Internet era.

The long, long version is in InternetNZ's 58 page submissi…

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Nine unicorns down, many more to come

Paul Brislen. 08 April 2019, 1:10 pm

Callaghan Innovation says we have nine billion-dollar businesses in the tech sector, stretching from milk production to rocket ships and plenty in between.

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Huawei's woes continue

Paul Brislen. 03 April 2019, 7:51 am

Huawei's woes continue despite offering to build a network and then not run it.

The Chinese telco equipment maker is red faced following a report from the oversight board of the UK's Huawei Cyber S…

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The future of farming, maybe

Sarah Putt. 02 April 2019, 8:53 pm

An obvious area for New Zealand to lead the world in new technology is agriculture. So, how does our Government view the future of farming? A report from Sapere Research Group, commissioned by the Min…

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Apple axes wireless charging for now

Paul Brislen. 01 April 2019, 7:03 am

Apple has killed off its AirPower wireless charging product before it even launches. What does that mean for Auckland-based PowerbyProxi, the company behind the capability that Apple bought for $100 m…

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Telcos write open letter to Social Media giants

Techblog Staff. 19 March 2019, 3:25 pm

New Zealand's three largest telcos have written an open letter to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google after the horrors of last week were uploaded and shared around the world.

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After Christchurch, what now?

Paul Brislen. 18 March 2019, 8:19 am

Where to now for New Zealand and how do we learn from what has happend so we can build that New Zealand we thought we all lived in.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 March 2019, 11:00 am

Privacy. It's one of those things that you may not realise is important until you've lost it. Once it's gone, there's no getting it back. Once your mother's maiden name or your first pet's name is out…

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DNA law under review

Sarah Putt. 14 March 2019, 3:57 pm

New Zealand was among the first countries to pass laws governing the collection and use of DNA in criminal investigations. But, like pretty much all new technology, its application has evolved in leap…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 March 2019, 2:00 pm

I fought long and hard, tooth and nail to get a comments section up on Computerworld back in the day. It happened, eventually, after I'd gone but I was delighted. They had comments on all the stories …

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NZ never to rise above digital user: Govt report

Paul Brislen. 27 February 2019, 7:03 am

The New Zealand Productivity Commission has worked with its Australian counterpart to produce a report into the digital sector in both countries and how to develop it and to address any constraints th…

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Content options

Sarah Putt. 21 February 2019, 5:47 pm

Slowly and surely the content bundle that has served broadcasters so well for so long is being dismantled as new online options come on stream.

Spark has announced that its sports offering - unsurp…

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Ian Taylor named Innovator of the Year

ITP Staff. 20 February 2019, 6:05 am

ITP Past President and Honorary Fellow, Ian Taylor, was named New Zealand's innovator of the year at the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year awards, adding to his list of achievements including last ye…

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How to name a start-up

Sarah Putt. 12 February 2019, 8:39 am

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but will it be as successful? And, so we turn to the vexed question of what's in a name and why coming up with one can be the hardest first task for a st…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 February 2019, 12:00 pm

Tonga is cut off from the internet for two weeks... Huawei may be cut off for good if this carries on... and InternetNZ and Flag Day goes off without too many websites being cut off.

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