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A plan to help our tech start-ups

Peter Griffin. 30 April 2020, 12:45 pm

It's the lifeblood of tech start-ups, investors' cash that's crucial to seeing companies through until they are generating enough revenue to fund themselves.

The Angel Association has floated some …

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Productivity Commission seeks frontier firm data

Techblog staff. 29 April 2020, 8:01 am

The Productivity Commission has published an issues paper for its inquiry into lifting the performance of New Zealand's "frontier firms", which are our most productive firms and will play a crucial …

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Tech export sector and Covid-19

Sarah Putt. 28 April 2020, 3:25 pm

Can the tech sector help fill the gap in offshore income created by the (temporary) demise of international tourism? A comparison between the two sectors is made by TIN (Technology Investment Network)…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 April 2020, 2:24 pm

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

Heaps happening at ITP this week, with heaps of live online events, webinars and chats, Government engagement, plus so much more.

This we…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 April 2020, 1:25 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

Nearly there - the COVID-19 tunnel is mostly behind us, unless someone does something monumentally stupid. So what happens next?

And …

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How Covid-19 is set to change tech

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2020, 10:36 pm

Mary Meeker, Silicon Valley's most influential technology analyst is back with a report looking at how Covid-19 will change the tech industry. Here is TechBlog's five-point summary.

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Aussie government takes on social media giants

Paul Brislen. 22 April 2020, 8:09 am

The Australian government has served up a nasty surprise for the social media giants that dominate the paid advertising world - it is drafting a set of rules to govern paying professional news produce…

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Tech visions

Sarah Putt. 21 April 2020, 12:07 pm

This week technology entrepreneur Rod Drury is due before the Epidemic Response Committee (parliament's pandemic alternative) to sell his vision for New Zealand. Whether you agree with his ideas, or n…

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Wintec students launch virtual agency and it's free for businesses

Abby Dalgety. 20 April 2020, 5:45 am

There's a saying that something great can come out of a crisis and for Waikato businesses looking for a post-COVID-19 lockdown boost, the "good" could be free communication and marketing services.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 April 2020, 2:41 pm

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

Anothing short week with Easter, but it certainly didn't feel like one! Days seem very long in lockdown.

At ITP we have our Live Webinar …

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Public tech holding up to Covid-19 crush

Peter Griffin. 17 April 2020, 2:23 pm

Our government IT systems have held up reasonably well under overwhelming demand due to Covid-19 as tech vendors rallied to help their public sector clients boost capacity and launch new government se…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 April 2020, 2:11 pm

In this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

What's black and white and red all over? Not so fast newspapermen - you might not be for much longer. And what to do about hobby horses? (li…

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Building trust in Aotearoa: data and the new normal

aimee whitcroft. 17 April 2020, 7:38 am

InternetNZ councillor and open data proponent aimee whitcroft thinks there's a better way to think about data and its ownership and how we can share data without giving away the crown jewels.

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Lockdown Q&A: William Chomley, IMAGR

Peter Griffin. 15 April 2020, 8:41 am

IMAGR CEO William Chomley has based himself in Japan during lockdown and is running teams across Asia Pacific as work continues on the start-up's AI-powered shopping cart products.

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5G conspiracy may be the work of a government: researcher

Paul Brislen. 15 April 2020, 7:59 am

The conspiracy theorists are out in force but one researcher believes there may be coordination in their madness.

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Kiwi tech provides mental health support

Sarah Putt. 14 April 2020, 12:11 pm

Three local tech tools designed to provide mental health support to New Zealanders during Covid-19 are receiving Government support. Minister of Health David Clark announced today that the three initi…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 09 April 2020, 2:59 pm

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

A short week this one, and hopefully everyone will have a good staycation over Easter.

At ITP we have our Live Webinar early (today at 4p…

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Lockdown Q&A: Andrew Bowater, Huawei

Peter Griffin. 09 April 2020, 8:43 am

What is it like running the New Zealand arm of a multinational while in lockdown?

Today's Lockdown Q&A is with Andrew Bowater who has been learning tips from his Chinese colleagues who are emerging…

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Balancing life and work

Paul Brislen. 09 April 2020, 8:15 am

Once lockdown ends will you run back to the warm embrace of office life or will you slip the surly bonds of ritual and carry on working remotely? Are we about to fall back to the old way of doing thin…

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Apple's supply chain - from phones to face shields

Sarah Putt. 07 April 2020, 6:42 pm

The Apple rumour mill seems certain that we can expect a new iPhone (probably 12) in September, or maybe a bit later. Despite repeated disruption to its global supply chain, Apple is apparently on tra…

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