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Introducing Scale-Up NZ: the gateway to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem

ITP Staff. 17 April 2019, 6:00 am

A free online platform connecting New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators launches late yesterday.

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Which city is tops for EV ownership?

Sarah Putt. 15 April 2019, 7:52 pm

Of all the cities in all of New Zealand, which one do you think would boast the highest proportion of electric vehicles. You can take your pick from (in alphabetical order): Auckland, Christchurch, Du…

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Report into Chorus subbies finds fault

Paul Brislen. 15 April 2019, 7:16 am

The UFB has been held up as a shining example of how best to build fibre to the home on a national scale, but underneath the accolades have been accusations of worker exploitation and shoddy build pra…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 12 April 2019, 5:02 pm

Sir Paul Callaghan said we need to build an environment where talent wants to live, where we have 100 companies at the $1 billion mark that aren't farms, and that we absolutely can build this second s…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 12 April 2019, 5:00 pm

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

This week ITP has been on the road again, with ITP President Mike Dennehy, ITP CEO Paul Matthews, and ITP Director of Digital Capability Dan…

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Theranos saga continues to fascinate

Sarah Putt. 11 April 2019, 6:46 pm

When the history of the greatest acts of hubris comes to be written, Elizabeth Holmes has earned, if not a chapter, then at least a fulsome footnote. She is the founder CEO of the utterly discredited …

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Copyright updating, please wait

James Ting-Edwards. 11 April 2019, 5:00 am

New Zealand's 25-year-old copyright law is out of date and badly needs an update to meet the needs of New Zealanders in the Internet era.

The long, long version is in InternetNZ's 58 page submissi…

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Making sense of the Census

Paul Brislen. 10 April 2019, 8:06 am

The numbers are in and they don't look good for this year's Census results. The move to an online format hasn't been a stunning success, so where to for the next one?

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Govt seeks feedback on procurement

Sarah Putt. 09 April 2019, 2:47 pm

The New Zealand Government spends around $41 billion a year on procurement, so it makes sense that officials are keen to get the process right. It has this week opened the 2019 Business Survey and is …

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Nine unicorns down, many more to come

Paul Brislen. 08 April 2019, 1:10 pm

Callaghan Innovation says we have nine billion-dollar businesses in the tech sector, stretching from milk production to rocket ships and plenty in between.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 05 April 2019, 1:46 pm

The departure of Simon Moutter from Spark's biggest seat spells the end of an era in New Zealand telecommunications. And Facebook takes a puff on Big Tobacco's finest product - a PR campaign designed …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 05 April 2019, 1:45 pm

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

This week ITP has been on the road, with ITP President Mike Dennehy, Director of Digital Capability Daniel Merriott, and myself visiting our…

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What's in a (domain) name?

Sarah Putt. 04 April 2019, 8:12 pm

Every so often the Domain Name Commission (DNC) pops up and provides an interesting factoid or two about who is registering what in the dot.nz (or more precisely the .nz) space. It is another kind of …

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All change at Spark: CEO resigns

ITP Staff. 03 April 2019, 8:48 am

Simon Moutter has resigned as CEO of Spark and will leave his post on 30 June after seven years in the role. His successor is Jolie Hudson, currently the Customer Director at Spark.

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Huawei's woes continue

Paul Brislen. 03 April 2019, 7:51 am

Huawei's woes continue despite offering to build a network and then not run it.

The Chinese telco equipment maker is red faced following a report from the oversight board of the UK's Huawei Cyber S…

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The future of farming, maybe

Sarah Putt. 02 April 2019, 8:53 pm

An obvious area for New Zealand to lead the world in new technology is agriculture. So, how does our Government view the future of farming? A report from Sapere Research Group, commissioned by the Min…

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Apple axes wireless charging for now

Paul Brislen. 01 April 2019, 7:03 am

Apple has killed off its AirPower wireless charging product before it even launches. What does that mean for Auckland-based PowerbyProxi, the company behind the capability that Apple bought for $100 m…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 29 March 2019, 2:28 pm

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

ITP is all about developing our people. This week we look at a couple of initiatives in brief - the free and comprehensive advisory service …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 29 March 2019, 2:00 pm

There's a rhythm to decision making inside corporates whenever there's a crisis on that I've been privy to on a few occasions.

If it's a genuine external unexpected crisis, generally you're all cau…

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Businesses uptake of fibre accelerates

Sarah Putt. 28 March 2019, 12:00 pm

The rate of fibre broadband adoption continues to increase, with Stats NZ reporting today that more than half of New Zealand businesses employing six or more employees now have fibre-optic connections…

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