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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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Microsoft faces privacy challenge in Europe

Paul Brislen. 19 November 2018, 7:10 am

Dutch investigators are warning Microsoft the company could face mega-fines as it copes with the newly implemented General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into effect earlier this year.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 16 November 2018, 5:01 pm

The ITP team is hard at work preparing for the finals for the Tahi Rua Toru Tech Digital Challenge, including arranging to fly over 100 finalist school students from around New Zealand to Wellington f…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 November 2018, 4:30 pm

This week I thought I'd rejoin Facebook just so I could quit again in rage. Something really needs to be done to rein in a company that has combined the utter decimation of the media landscape with th…

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Can I interest you in a firewall for your toaster?

Buddle Findlay. 16 November 2018, 12:55 pm

In September, the California state legislature enacted two identical bills regulating Internet-connected devices sold in California, aimed at developing minimum security standards for devices that m…

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$40m top up for rural broadband

Sarah Putt. 15 November 2018, 8:01 pm

The Coalition Government has dipped into its $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to invest $40 million in rural connectivity. The funding will be used to expand the Rural Broadband Initiative Phas…

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Kiwicon takes over Wellington

Paul Brislen. 14 November 2018, 7:43 am

Kiwicon, the hacker conference, has begun in Wellington.

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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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Broadband Compare TUANZ Award winners are...

Paul Brislen. 12 November 2018, 7:26 am

More than 200 professionals from New Zealand's ICT sector celebrated the industry's efforts at this year's Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards held late last week in Auckland.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 09 November 2018, 5:12 pm

I listed the digital divide as the single biggest issue facing the new CTO, as something that needed to be addressed immediately.

That didn't work out so well but the issue remains high on the list…

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Examining digital exclusion

Sarah Putt. 08 November 2018, 10:08 am

The digital divide is often spoken about in terms of numbers - the 2020 Trust estimate that 100,000 school-aged children  don't have internet access at home, Internet NZ estimate that 16,000 rural ho…

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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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Stats NZ seeks public input in legislation refresh

Sarah Putt. 06 November 2018, 9:37 am

Generation X was making its first baby steps into the world, and Generations Y and Z had not even been thought of, when the Statistics Act 1975 came into being. But for 40 years the country's data has…

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Focus on cyber security puts Huawei under the spotlight

Paul Brislen. 05 November 2018, 5:32 am

Pressure is mounting on the New Zealand government to follow Australia and the United States' lead in banning Chinese equipment maker Huawei from building next generation cellphone networks in this co…

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Telcos ranked to pay for rural levy

Sarah Putt. 30 October 2018, 9:09 pm

In the tech sector the TIN Report ranks companies in terms of revenue and celebrates their success, with many of those featured using the acknowledgement to attract Government assistance. In the telco…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 26 October 2018, 4:00 pm

A $10 Billion industry. That's not bad for a bunch of geeks sitting in the corner. The tech sector is worth $10 billion a year, with most of that coming from exports, and is growing at more than 7% ye…

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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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Chorus unbundled fibre design

Brendan Ritchie. 24 October 2018, 5:00 am

Unbundled fibre is coming, by 2020 it will be available for use by retail service providers. What that means for end users is uncertain, in fact what it means for telcos is uncertain, but key details …

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Govt trials AI for multi-agency interactions

Sarah Putt. 23 October 2018, 8:21 am

Navigating their way through multiple government agencies can be tough going for many businesses, so the Government is trialling an AI tool designed to make it easier.

The Ministry of Business, Inn…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2018, 3:00 pm

We remember when the future was cool. The Sky is falling ... for Sky. And Goods and Service Tax will be applied to every item you buy online - will this change the world of retail for ever?

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