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Why people won’t try Windows Phone

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:37:47 +1300 | Digitl

My time with the Nokia Lumia 930 is up. Microsoft called on Friday asking me to return the review smartphone. I’ll miss it. More >>

Personal cloud storage plans - October 2014

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:34:32 +1300 | Digitl

If you're looking for cloud storage there are plenty of options. Most cloud storage providers offer a basic service for free. You may get by using these free services alone. More >>

Why Gigatown is not a waste of money

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:33:33 +1300 | Digitl

On Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report critics describe Gigatown as a waste of money . More >>

Right to Online Privacy at Risk

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:51:14 +1300 | UN News

23 October 2014 – States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, an independent United Nations counter-terrorism expert said today as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals’ ...More >>

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:50:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a month subscription video ondemand service, Neon, in December, targeting non-Sky customers as it faces intensifying competition for viewers.More >>

Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:47:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015, flags new ondemand service More >>

Idiot-proof computer programming

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:53:02 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Idiot-proof computer programming A computer scientist at Victoria University of Wellington is part of an international team that has designed a way to overcome problems that occur when using multiple programming languages to write webpages. Dr Alex Potanin, ...More >>

CORRECT: Jade chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:04:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last year, is chasing annual growth of between 30 and 50 percent from its Master Terminal port management software business, which is latching on ...More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:58:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Jade Software chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:07:41 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last year, is chasing annual growth of between 30 and 50 percent from its Master Terminal port management software business, which is latching on ...More >>

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:31:17 +1300 | TomDispatch

Here’s a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! stat from our new age of national security. How many Americans have security clearances? The answer: 5.1 million, a figure that reflects the explosive growth of the national security state in the post-9/11 era.More >>

$8 Billion Tech Industry Shows Record Growth

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:20:03 +1300 | Technology Investment Network

New Zealand ‘s Tech Export Sector’s revenue has increased by 62% over the last decade to a record $8.3Billion, says the Technology Investment Network in its tenth annual TIN100 Report released today. The report measures the performance of the New ...More >>

Excellence in IT education recognised

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:54:34 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) computer scientist has been awarded two awards at the inaugural New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards. More >>

NZ fans get chance to see Real Madrid in Dubai

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:37:36 +1300 | Emirates Group

Emirates and Real Madrid will once again connect fans to their passions with the just launched #HelloClasico photo challenge. More >>

Online tool allows schools to compare benefits of plan

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:46:16 +1300 | NZEI

Principals, teachers, school boards and parents are now able to compare the impact of the government’s controversial $359 million education initiative with other options such as more resourcing for teacher aides and smaller class sizes.More >>

N4L connects 1000th school to Managed Network

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:32:33 +1300 | Network for Learning

Today N4L (Network for Learning) connected the 1000th school to its Managed Network, which means more than 40% of New Zealand schools are now using N4L’s services, providing them equitable access to world-class internet connectivity for teaching ...More >>

Pandora AMP Opens up Large Scale Artist Analytics

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:03:30 +1300 | Pandora

New “Artist Marketing Platform” puts the power of data in the hands of working musicians Auckland, New Zealand. October 23, 2014 – Pandora the leading internet radio service, today launched Pandora Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), a free online ...More >>

Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:55 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students have been working with Dr Ian Welch, a lecturer in Victoria’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, as part of a partnership ...More >>

KiwiNet forum focuses on innovation from science to start-up

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:33:31 +1300 | KiwiNet

Commercialisation professionals from Universities and Crown Research Institutes around New Zealand are in Christchurch today for a forum on turning clever science and technology into commercial value.More >>

Court of Appeal: Dotcom v 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:41:48 +1300 | NZ Court of Appeal

A The appeal is dismissed. B The 20 August 2014 order of the High Court dealing with confidentiality and the 29 August 2014 order of this Court dealing with confidentiality are set aside. C The confidentiality orders set out in [45] are substituted. D The ...More >>

 

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