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Spoke Phone raises $7m in Series A funding

Paul Brislen. 22 January 2020, 7:19 am

The year has started with a bang for one Kiwi tech start up. Phone service start-up Spoke Phone has raised $7 million in its Series A funding round.

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Back to School BYOD advice

Sarah Putt. 21 January 2020, 3:05 pm

If you have a 'Back to Schooler' in your house, CERT has provided guidelines for parents to help their kids protect themselves and their personal information online. It's good advice for all of us.

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End of the line for copper

Paul Brislen. 20 January 2020, 7:18 am

The end is nigh for copper services, with the Commerce Commission identifying the first areas where fibre will be the default service.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 January 2020, 4:46 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

If you read Techblog regularly you'll be aware that there is currently a big review happening in the polytech sector. Part of this is determ…

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Brislen on Tech: The year ahead

Paul Brislen. 17 January 2020, 4:00 pm

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…

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Counting the nation's walkers and bikers

Sarah Putt. 16 January 2020, 3:25 pm

If you cycle or walk the roads and pathways of Aotearoa, you may be unaccounted for. But that's set to change with the NZ Transport Agency's move to improve the data collected on the number of cyclist…

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2020 vision: our Internet predictions, from InternetNZ

Techblog Staff. 15 January 2020, 6:49 am

InternetNZ looks to the year ahead and comes up with some predictions. Re-posted with kind permission.

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Productivity Commission on the trail of frontier firms

Sarah Putt. 14 January 2020, 4:50 pm

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?

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Ransomware attacks on the rise

Paul Brislen. 13 January 2020, 9:22 am

Cyber security is sure to be a hot topic this year with organised criminal activity increasing both locally and internationally. Welcome to 2020.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 20 December 2019, 2:25 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

It's been a huge year, with the top 10 projects for ITP in 2019 outlined last week. But as we wind up for the year this week, I thought I'd …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 December 2019, 1:00 pm

This week on Brislen on Tech: How was the year, and indeed the decade, for you?

Plus, we look to the future. And do you remember Y2K?

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Top 10 in tech for the decade (continued)

Sarah Putt. 19 December 2019, 7:26 am

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…

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Dear Santa II: The follow up letter

Paul Brislen. 18 December 2019, 5:00 am

Hi Santa, hope you're still on top of things. Are the elves all using Trello this year or are they on Teams? You can usually tell because of the stress levels. Ask Rudolph - I'm sure he can explain to…

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Top 10 in tech for the decade

Sarah Putt. 17 December 2019, 7:26 pm

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…

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Dear Tech Santa, here's my Christmas wish list

Paul Brislen. 16 December 2019, 5:05 am

The weather outside is frightful and so here at ITP House we've sat down by the fire, poured ourselves an eggnog, put some carols on the radio, drawn the curtains against the snow outside, and decided…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 December 2019, 5:00 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

Well, what a year it's been!

This week I thought I'd run through a few of the key highlights for ITP for 2019 before finishing next week o…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 December 2019, 4:00 pm

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.

This week's Brislen on Tec…

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Levy shows who is top in telco

Sarah Putt. 12 December 2019, 8:04 pm

There are lots of polls that measure the success - or otherwise - of companies, but in New Zealand telecommunications, if you want to know who is head of the pack, you just have to check out the compa…

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Vodafone wins 5G bragging rights

Paul Brislen. 11 December 2019, 9:12 am

Vodafone has won the race to launch its 5G network, offering service on 100 cellsites around the country.

What does it mean for the country, for the UFB and for those who are desperately worried ab…

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We could zoom to the Moon, or float out to Mars

Sarah Putt. 10 December 2019, 8:00 am

Students from the aptly named Hope School in the Tasman District have won the chance to talk online with a NASA astronaut, in the latest effort by the NZ Space Agency to get the country excited about …

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