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Deliberately and systematically hacked

Paul Brislen. 28 May 2019, 9:52 pm

Treasury is claiming that the National Party's leaked Budget documents are the result of a deliberate and "systematic" attack on its systems. The police have been called and the National Cyber Securit…

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Caution urged on introducing new laws to combat 'deepfakes'

Sarah Putt. 21 May 2019, 3:04 pm

It can take less than 30 mins for a skilled person using consumer-level tech to create a realistic video and audio recording of the Prime Minister that is completely untrue. But that is not a reason t…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 May 2019, 3:00 pm

Vodafone is sold, FINALLY, and the telco market is shaken up again...

But where to now for the mobile market in New Zealand and why won't 5G fry my brain?

And we'll always have Paris - how is th…

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Techweek 19 - 500 events over seven days

Graeme Muller. 15 May 2019, 7:00 am

Techweek19 is almost here and we're excited about what we think is the most diverse and valuable programme yet. A guest post from TechNZ's Graeme Muller

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The company that NZ start-ups keep

Sarah Putt. 14 May 2019, 7:47 pm

New Zealand start-ups are in the "activation phase" of their collective life-cycle, with the strongest showing in the Agtech & New Food, and Life Sciences sectors. That's according to the Start-Up Gen…

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Full credit: will Spark cope with the Rugby World Cup?

Paul Brislen. 13 May 2019, 7:58 am

The Rugby World Cup hits our screens in September and while no doubt the players are hard at work in preparation, so too are the tech teams at Spark and its partners. Will they be ready for kick off?

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Pushpay delivers in every way but diversity

Sarah Putt. 09 May 2019, 8:03 pm

Mobile payments company Pushpay delivered an outstanding result this week - annual revenue was up 40% to US$98.4 million and the company turned a profit for the first time since it was founded 2011. A…

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Z Energy's digital future

Sarah Putt. 02 May 2019, 5:23 pm

Electric vehicles are becoming more popular and autonomous vehicles might be on their way, but the demand for fossil fuel won't be materially different in 2030 to what it is today. That's according to…

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Embedded SIM cards come to New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 01 May 2019, 5:00 am

Spark has launched the first embedded SIM cards on the New Zealand market but does this move us a step closer to the "dumb pipe" network model?

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Uber the ultimate start-up

Sarah Putt. 30 April 2019, 9:51 pm

Uber apparently has over 65% of the ride-hailing market in New Zealand. Which surprises me, because I would have expected it to have more. But in this stat New Zealand is lumped in with the US, Canada…

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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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