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Google whacked with another anti-trust suit as lawyers gear up for a litigious 2021

Peter Griffin. 18 December 2020, 9:04 am

Another week, another massive lawsuit for Google as ten US states allege the search and advertising giant manipulated ad exchange auctions and colluded with Facebook to control the online ad market.

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A quiet and peaceful life: Jabra Elite 85t

Paul Brislen. 16 December 2020, 5:00 am

Good music and conversation are two of the keys to a contented life, I find, so how to achieve that in this COVID-induced mixed-up world? Noise cancelling earbuds are certainly one way to go and here …

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Data centre plan to build the Iceland of the South Pacific

Peter Griffin. 15 December 2020, 9:01 am

Hawaiki Cable backers unveil $700 million plan for Datagrid, a hyperscale data centre facility in Southland powered by hydro and connected via new undersea cables to the US and Australia.

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FTC sues Facebook, seeks to undo WhatsApp and Instagram acquisitions

Peter Griffin. 10 December 2020, 9:51 am

US regulators are ending the year as they intend to go on, with a flurry of anti-trust lawsuits that this time target social media giant Facebook.

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Tech sector a big winner as Deloitte Top 200 awards reflect the year of Covid

Peter Griffin. 08 December 2020, 10:23 am

Consulting firm Deloitte's annual Top 200 awards featured a heavy weighting towards the tech sector this year, with Xero, Chorus, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and tech visionary Ian Taylor taking out ke…

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AUT alumni launch first Islamic mindfulness app

Techblog staff. 07 December 2020, 11:50 am

AUT's X Challenge programme has awarded its supreme prize to Mohd Akhtaar's Mindful Muslim app - the first in the world to look at mindfulness through the lens of Islam.

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NZTech to Govt: We need more joined-up decision making on tech

Peter Griffin. 02 December 2020, 10:45 pm

NZTech has released its briefing to the incoming minister, which amounts to a wish list of actions to accelerate growth in the digital economy.

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CIO Awards: delivering transformation projects in the shadow of Covid

Peter Griffin. 26 November 2020, 9:07 am

The Inland Revenue department this week picked up one of the flagship prizes at the CIO Awards held in Auckland for the latest phase of a business transformation project that took on a whole new eleme…

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Apple buckles on App Store commission... but only for the little fish

Peter Griffin. 20 November 2020, 2:57 pm

Apple will cut in half the commission it takes from software developers selling apps in its App Store, but only for developers with revenue of up to US$1 million a year.

A battle with bigger develo…

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Brislen on Tech: TIN200 - what a year

Paul Brislen. 20 November 2020, 12:58 pm

The year has been rightly labelled a shocker, with economic downturn, societal upheaval and the health sector stretched to breaking point.

But for the tech industry, 2020 will be remembered for som…

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From strength to strength: ICT sector booms in 2020

Techblog Staff. 18 November 2020, 12:47 pm

The New Zealand tech sector is growing in leaps and bounds, creating high-paying jobs and bringing in more export revenue than ever before, says the TIN Tech Pulse 2020 report.

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Github builds war chest to fight copyright claims, reverses takedown decision

Peter Griffin. 17 November 2020, 10:05 am

A move by Github to support software developers fight copyright-infringement claims has been welcomed by the open-source software community.

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Alibaba rakes in 'Singles Day' billions as Chinese tech regulation looms

Peter Griffin. 11 November 2020, 11:54 pm

Alibaba set a record for Singles Day sales of US$56 billion but it and other major Chinese e-tailers have seen their share prices published as Beijing outlines regulations designed to curtail the powe…

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Zoom settles with regulator over dodgy encryption claims

Peter Griffin. 10 November 2020, 11:16 am

Videoconferencing platform has settled with the US Federal Trade Commission for deceiving users about the security of its platform and for installing software on Mac users' computers that made them vu…

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3 million Kiwis can now access a 4Gbps fibre connection

Peter Griffin. 03 November 2020, 10:07 am

Ultrafast broadband network operator Chorus is extending its Hyberfibre broadband service around the country offering a 4Gbps (gigabit per second) connection with capacity to double that to 8Gbps.

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Brislen on Tech: The future's so bright

Paul Brislen. 30 October 2020, 3:37 pm

Here's TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen's take on the post-2020 future...

Cybersecurity breaches, 5G rollout, the cloud... what else will 2021 bring to the party?

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Elon Musk's Kiwi Starlink connection

Peter Griffin. 27 October 2020, 10:46 am

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set up a New Zealand company with plans to us a Southland-based ground station to monitor his Starlink satellite constellation and to offer broadband services here.

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Is this bitcoin's mainstream moment?

Peter Griffin. 22 October 2020, 11:38 am

PayPal's government-sanctioned move to support cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could see its 26 million online merchants accept payment in crypto for the first time.

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Anticompetitive and exclusionary: DOJ vs Google

Paul Brislen. 21 October 2020, 7:28 am

In a move that echoes its 20-year-old case against Microsoft, the US Department of Justice has set its sights on Google for allegedly acting as a monopoly and preventing competition. But does the DOJ …

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IBM bets its future on the cloud

Peter Griffin. 13 October 2020, 9:57 am

IBM will next year spin off its managed IT infrastructure business, so it can focus on the cloud and AI. But has it left its cloud play too late?

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