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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 28 June 2019, 5:21 pm

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

We're really excited to announce those elected onto our National Board and Branch Committees, as declared at the AGM yesterday. Who's on the…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 28 June 2019, 3:00 pm

Simon Moutter's departure from Spark marks the end of an era and on Monday we will wake to a new world order. What will come of our telecommunications sector?

Shopping. It's something we do, we put…

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AR solution for subtitled movies

Sarah Putt. 27 June 2019, 7:11 pm

Now here's a great idea for an Augmented Reality solution - delivering movie subtitles for the hearing impaired. University of Auckland PhD students Marco Schneider and Tony Tse came up with it while …

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The Commerce Commission wants you

Paul Brislen. 26 June 2019, 7:08 am

While you're on hold with your telco, why not take the time to fill in the Commerce Commission's quick survey on what you'd like and dislike about your telecommunications providers. It'll help pass th…

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Shoppers moving online

Sarah Putt. 25 June 2019, 4:01 pm

Online retail may only make up 9% of all retail spending in New Zealand, but it is where the most interesting growth is occurring, with the annual rise in online sales at 16%, compared to total retail…

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Advertising tech may be breaking the law: UK report

Paul Brislen. 24 June 2019, 7:02 am

Social media advertising is coming under threat from EU and UK regulators following a report that suggests much of their data gathering is illegal.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 21 June 2019, 5:15 pm

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

We were very excited to be recognised as operating the leading programme engaging New Zealanders with ICT last week. The award-winning Tahi …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 June 2019, 4:00 pm

Does anyone here remember the outrage over the introduction of a national identity card?

It was quite the palaver with everything from politicians shouting about how good it would be for everyone …

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Machine learning can predict leaders, maybe

Sarah Putt. 20 June 2019, 7:58 pm

What makes a good leader? Apparently, this too can be answered by Artificial Intelligence. That's according to a study led by Otago University, which claims that very soon machines will have a say in …

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Facebook launches own cryptocurrency

Paul Brislen. 19 June 2019, 6:51 am

First it came for your cat videos, then it wanted your demographic data, finally it took your privacy. Now Facebook just wants your wallet.

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Auckland Uni invests in AI

Sarah Putt. 18 June 2019, 6:32 pm

The University of Auckland has established a new Artificial Intelligence lab, with $4 million in Government funding, and has recruited a former member of IBM Research AI to run it.

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Tech sector performance review: employees weigh in

Paul Brislen. 17 June 2019, 7:59 am

Employer technology choices remain among the top three requirements Kiwi staff have, according to the latest Randstad annual employer brand survey.

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Flying cabs - really?

Sarah Putt. 13 June 2019, 6:09 pm

Uber announced at its annual shindig 'Uber Elevate' that it will begin testing an air taxi service next year in Los Angeles, Dallas and Melbourne, with expectations of launching a commercial service i…

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The taxman cometh, albeit slowly

Paul Brislen. 12 June 2019, 7:03 am

Finance ministers from the G20 nations have agreed to press ahead with plans to reform the global tax regime to limit the amount of tax avoidance currently carried out by some of our largest tech comp…

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Focus on Agritech at Fieldays

Sarah Putt. 11 June 2019, 9:03 pm

With the National Fieldays in Hamilton kicking off this week the focus shifts to Agritech, and this year a new initiative, Agritech Unleashed, will showcase what's happening in this burgeoning area of…

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ITx Rutherford - Submissions now open

Techblog Staff. 10 June 2019, 7:24 am

ITx Rutherford is coming in October and the call for papers is closing! Come and talk at the tech sector's independent tech conference.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 07 June 2019, 7:00 am

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

I'm currently on my way to Hong Kong for the annual Seoul Accord meeting, joining our Accreditations Board Chair Prof Steve MacDonell and Ch…

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KiwiNet Awards highlight tech diversity

Sarah Putt. 06 June 2019, 6:32 pm

Technology is a vast, almost limitless sector, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the annual KiwiNet Awards, which recognises successful research commercialisation within New Zealand's un…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 June 2019, 6:00 am

Well, that went well.

First of all, a user of YouTube (owned by Google) in Brazil discovered that her video of her daughter playing in the backyard was being viewed hundreds of thousands of times. …

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Digital giants to face DST

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2019, 8:53 am

Should multinationals be able to move profits around the globe and "minimise their tax burden" or should they support the local economies in which they operate?

This is the question facing the gove…

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