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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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Getting copyright right

Mandy Henk. 08 February 2019, 7:06 am

New Zealand's Copyright Act is set for a review and the government needs you. Input from the tech sector is vital if we're to build a set of rules that works in the digital era. Mandy Henk explains.

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NZ in 2040 - Callaghan Innovation's Challenge

Sarah Putt. 05 February 2019, 9:55 am

The eve of Waitangi Day is as good a time as any to ponder what the country will be like in 20 years' time - or more to the point, what we want it to be like. Callaghan Innovation sought the views of …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 February 2019, 12:00 pm

It's tough at the top, as Apple CEO Tim Cook is finding out. And another day, another Facebook travesty - this time, conning teenagers into install a VPN on their phones so they could scoop up all the…

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Giving up Facebook is not so bad

Sarah Putt. 31 January 2019, 9:18 am

The month of new year's resolutions is coming to an end, and those who chose a Facebook detox are likely to have found it beneficial to their social wellbeing. That's according to researchers at New Y…

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How tech transforms politics

Sarah Putt. 24 January 2019, 9:06 am

Newly elected US Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - or AOC as she's known - is giving the world a master-class in how to use social media to connect to voters, drive a political agend…

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IoT Auckland explores satellite technology

Sarah Putt. 22 January 2019, 8:11 am

Rocket Lab has successfully launched 24 satellites in the past year, but what do they do and how might they benefit New Zealand? The IoT Auckland Meetup group got an opportunity to find out about the …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 18 January 2019, 1:34 pm

A new year dawns, 12 months stretch out ahead of us and if we enjoy summer for a while we might get to have a second one at the end of the year to really cheer ourselves up.

But what of the tech wo…

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Portland pilot has lessons for Lime-friendly NZ cities

Sarah Putt. 17 January 2019, 8:31 am

Lime e-scooters have caught the public attention, and barely a day goes by without a media update - good and bad. But what value do e-scooters bring? how can they help our cities become more sustainab…

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Seasonally-adjusted greetings

Paul Brislen. 14 January 2019, 8:45 am

Another year down, another one looming. What does it all mean? We ask the big questions here at the Techblog... but do we have the answers?

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Online voting delayed

Sarah Putt. 13 December 2018, 7:13 pm

Online voting will have to wait for at least another three years, after a trial planned for local elections next year was scrapped by Local Government NZ. The nine councils that formed a working group…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 07 December 2018, 5:15 pm

Stupidity is its own reward, as the Australian tech sector is discovering...

PLUS: The second round of US vs Huawei has been awarded to the US on points... And the light at the end of the tunnel m…

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Micromobility a month on from Lime's arrival

Sarah Putt. 04 December 2018, 10:16 pm

It's been more than a month since micromobility company Lime arrived in Auckland and Christchurch, with the sudden appearance of its e-scooters in our two largest cities unleashing a raft of headlines…

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This is a test

Paul Brislen. 26 November 2018, 7:13 am

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has conducted its annual test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system.

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Spark launches 5G offensive

Sarah Putt. 22 November 2018, 8:59 am

Spark is aiming to have its 5G network live by 1 July 2020, in time for the America's Cup the following year. The announcement was made by the telco at the opening of its 5G test lab at a co-working o…

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Amazon's HQ2 search

Sarah Putt. 20 November 2018, 7:25 am

In the end two cities were joint winners, and another got a consolation prize, but Amazon's competition to find the location for its second headquarters provides an insight into the kinds of places wh…

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Future of Work - update

Sarah Putt. 13 November 2018, 9:42 am

With the latest labour market statistics showing that the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9%, you might wonder why anyone with bother with a Future of Work Forum, but the Labour Government seems det…

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Fibre: Finish the Job

Hamish MacEwan. 07 November 2018, 8:12 am

How much simpler, cost-efficient and effective would the services and support you deliver to New Zealand households be if you could assume fibre availability the way you assume roads, electricity and …

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TIN report highlights thriving tech sector

Sarah Putt. 25 October 2018, 8:33 am

When TIN (Technology Investment Network) founder Greg Shanahan first began publishing the list of earnings for the top New Zealand companies in 2005 he sent out 70 surveys. This year he sent out over …

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