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How Covid-19 is set to change tech
Mary Meeker, Silicon Valley's most influential technology analyst is back with a report looking at how Covid-19 will change the tech industry. Here is TechBlog's five-point summary.
Lockdown Q&A: William Chomley, IMAGR
IMAGR CEO William Chomley has based himself in Japan during lockdown and is running teams across Asia Pacific as work continues on the start-up's AI-powered shopping cart products.
Apple's supply chain - from phones to face shields
The Apple rumour mill seems certain that we can expect a new iPhone (probably 12) in September, or maybe a bit later. Despite repeated disruption to its global supply chain, Apple is apparently on tra…
Lockdown Q&A: Leighton Roberts, Sharesies
Here at ITP Tech Blog we are asking people in the tech sector about how they are approaching business during the lockdown and the technology they are using to stay productive while working remotely.
Virtual Hi Tech finals
For the first time the announcement of who has made it into the Hi Tech Awards this year was made entirely online. This evening emcee David Downs announced the finalists in each category to a room fil…
Bubble fun time
Now that we are all in a bubble, how do we communicate and have some good old-fashioned fun with other bubbles?
Kiwis rate their digital skills
As we adapt to the many changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in the coming weeks and months, it will be technology that will help pull us through. From being able to work remotely, through to enab…
IBM’s Watson gets sentimental
IBM is making smart tools available on its Watson platform that can understand the sentiment in language and summarise large amounts of text.
Technology that endures - radio!
Of all the media in all the world, radio is my favourite. It's the most intimate, the most ephemeral (or least it was before podcasts), and the most enduring. It's also the most underrated - with pred…
Why businesses aren't picking domain names
One of the hardest things when starting a new project or business is coming up with a name that isn't already taken in the online space. If you want to register a domain name under .nz or .co.nz or …
NZ joins NASA's climate change initiative
Air New Zealand is about to become the first passenger airline in the world to partner with NASA on an earth science mission. The initiative, aimed at monitoring the impact of climate change, will als…
A newspaper, a military contract, a tech giant and a president
When Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013, he can't have foreseen that would it one day result in a battle with a US President. But that's how it's shaping up.
IoT driven by lower cost, productivity goals: IDC
New Zealand organisations are investing in the Internet of Things in order to improve business productivity, improve product quality, and reduce operational costs, says research firm IDC.
VR Tackling Online Hate Speech
VR isn't just about games or interior designers. For some, it's a way of tackling hate speech. Guest post from Mike Riversdale.
Brislen on Tech
In this week's Brislen on Tech:
Jeff Bezos can't remember his iTunes password and conducts business via Whatsapp, or he used to.
Plus, is the Kiwi appetite for investment in tech start-ups fina…
End of the line for copper
The end is nigh for copper services, with the Commerce Commission identifying the first areas where fibre will be the default service.
Brislen on Tech: The year ahead
I'm writing this from my secret lair in the Coromandel, thinking I might have to either sit in the hammock later or pack up the car for the trip home. I am as yet undecided.
But Happy New Year to y…
Productivity Commission on the trail of frontier firms
A new year and another inquiry being undertaken by the Productivity Commission, this time into Frontier Firms. What are they exactly, and why should we care?
Top 10 in tech for the decade (continued)
Tech has taken on a more dystopian feel this decade. Where once we may have greeted each new idea with wide-eyed enthusiasm, we now consider the downside first. Here is the second half of my top ten i…
Top 10 in tech for the decade
As we approach the festive season, it's customary to post a top ten in tech summarising the previous 12 months, but as 2019 is the last year in the 2010s, I thought I'd go all-out and attempt to sum u…