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Alibaba rakes in 'Singles Day' billions as Chinese tech regulation looms

Peter Griffin. 11 November 2020, 11:54 pm

Alibaba set a record for Singles Day sales of US$56 billion but it and other major Chinese e-tailers have seen their share prices published as Beijing outlines regulations designed to curtail the powe…

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Recruitment Challenges In the Time of Covid-19

Fiona Reid. 11 November 2020, 9:20 am

How do you recruit new talent during a pandemic when good staff are happy to stay put and the process gets stretched out as you filter through the tyre kickers? A guest post from Fiona Reid of Somar D…

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Zoom settles with regulator over dodgy encryption claims

Peter Griffin. 10 November 2020, 11:16 am

Videoconferencing platform has settled with the US Federal Trade Commission for deceiving users about the security of its platform and for installing software on Mac users' computers that made them vu…

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The Chorus conundrum…

Paul Brislen. 10 November 2020, 7:31 am

Chorus says usage levels will exceed 1TB of data per household per month in the next three years, so why is the largest telco in the land also grumpy with the regulator?

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 09 November 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Monday) This week we're opening nominations for the role of President and Deputy President of ITP. These are highly critical volunteer roles that help set the direction and strategy of the organ…

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Tech Media Panel - 6 November 2020

TechBlog Team. 06 November 2020, 3:07 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel with TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin, facilitated by ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: A bit of an election special, we look at both the implications o…

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Brislen on Tech: New Minister of Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 November 2020, 2:57 pm

The government has a new minister of tech, and like most of his colleagues on all sides of the house, his experience of the tech sector is limited.

So how do we support him in the role and what co…

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While we wait... what Biden or Trump means for tech

Peter Griffin. 05 November 2020, 7:14 am

The tech industry's fortunes rest on who wins the White House and who has the power to pass legislation that could radically change how it does business.

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Exhibition exploring online misinformation set to tour NZ

Techblog staff. 04 November 2020, 2:49 pm

Tohatoha and InternetNZ to bring ‘The Glass Room’ to Kiwi schools and libraries

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3 million Kiwis can now access a 4Gbps fibre connection

Peter Griffin. 03 November 2020, 10:07 am

Ultrafast broadband network operator Chorus is extending its Hyberfibre broadband service around the country offering a 4Gbps (gigabit per second) connection with capacity to double that to 8Gbps.

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New minister of tech for a new government

Paul Brislen. 02 November 2020, 2:06 pm

A new minister of tech has been appointed following Labour's victory at the general election. But who is David Clark?

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 02 November 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Monday) This week we kick off 6 months of celebration and recognition of 60 years of tech innovation in New Zealand - a huge milestone!

Why 6 months of celebration? Many don't realise this, b…

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Tech Media Panel - 30 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 30 October 2020, 3:39 pm

Here’s this week’s Tech Media Panel with Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from, and Sarah Putt from Computerworld and CIO. Facilitated by ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: Lots of deb…

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Brislen on Tech: The future's so bright

Paul Brislen. 30 October 2020, 3:37 pm

Here's TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen's take on the post-2020 future...

Cybersecurity breaches, 5G rollout, the cloud... what else will 2021 bring to the party?

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CERT: Malicious computer virus targeting New Zealanders

Techblog Staff. 30 October 2020, 6:46 am

Kiwis are being warned about a surge in malware attacks that seem to be targeting New Zealanders and in particular financial data.

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Tech CEOs grilled again in "sham" hearing

Peter Griffin. 29 October 2020, 10:14 am

A senate hearing on the content moderation policies of the big tech companies has devolved into a shouty mess dominated by Republica senators accusing left-leaning tech executives of censoring their c…

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2020: The year wireless got connected

Paul Brislen. 28 October 2020, 12:32 pm

Covid, crazy elections, economic catastrophe and of course, the launch of satellites and 5G communications' offerings. Will 2020 deliver on the wireless dream?

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 27 October 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Tuesday) We have some excellent new offers available exclusively to ITP members, including some great course options and scholarships plus offers from the IT Psychiatrist, Escrow NZ, GoWirelessN…

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Elon Musk's Kiwi Starlink connection

Peter Griffin. 27 October 2020, 10:46 am

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set up a New Zealand company with plans to us a Southland-based ground station to monitor his Starlink satellite constellation and to offer broadband services here.

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Tech Media Panel - 23 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 23 October 2020, 4:01 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: Now that the election is done and dusted, where does that leave tech? …

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