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Polycom Announces Completion of Acquisition

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:27:08 +1300 | Polycom

Polycom stockholders to receive $12.50 per share in cash Mary McDowell appointed CEO Company positioned to enhance customer value and extend lead in UC&C market More >>

Orcon Launches One Gig Residential Plans

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:30:51 +1300 | Orcon Internet

Super high-speed internet from $135 a month, 24 month plans include an Xbox One S More >>

English: Social Investment Analytics Layer launch

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:14:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

I’m pleased to see such a good turnout for what is, I believe, a significant step towards better services for people, and better government for the country. More >>

Even Your Gmail Is Vulnerable to Hackers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:01:05 +1300 | Operation Report-It

University of Waikato student, Gwen Lyon, panicked when she had an influx of messages from family and friends asking her about a Google Doc they had received from her via email. As it turned out, Gwen’s Gmail account had been hacked.More >>

Graduate helping Māori to preserve past

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:47:24 +1300 | University of Auckland

Following his interests in Māori archaeology and the church led Taupo student Cruz Karauti-Fox to study at the University of Auckland. More >>

Scammers offer a fake iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak tool

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:01:46 +1300 | Symantec

Symantec mobile researchers have come across a scam that takes advantage of users looking for an early jailbreak implementation. Scammers are spoofing TaiG, a popular iOS jailbreaking website, and claiming to have a beta tool that can jailbreak iOS ...More >>

Online retail continues to attract consumers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:32:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The 2016 Commerce Commission Consumer Issues Report released today shows the impact of continued growth in online retail says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith.More >>

Social media and press workshop well attended in Upper Hutt

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:29:58 +1300 | Upper Hutt City Council

A recent workshop on working with Social Media and the Press was well received by local sporting and community organisations wanting to learn more. More >>

Conference to boost New Zealand’s cyber security

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:09:11 +1300 | UNITEC

From personal activity trackers to drone pizza deliveries, driverless cars and smart home heating, lighting and power systems: our mundane life is giving way to a virtual control. So how savvy are we about cyber security in this interconnected world?More >>

Medal Owner Found through Social Media

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:36:36 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

It took a conscientious former sailor only hours on social media to reunite an Afghanistan veteran with his stolen medals. More >>

Privacy Commissioner monitoring Yahoo hack

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:14:27 +1300 | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner is monitoring the Yahoo hack that compromised up to 500 million users’ accounts. More >>

Restoring the world’s first recorded computer music

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:37:20 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan ...More >>

Important security information for Xtra e-mail customers

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:33:07 +1200 | Spark NZ

Yahoo announced earlier today that a copy of some of its user account information was stolen from the company’s global network back in November 2014. They have confirmed that the information from some of Spark’s Xtra customers is included in the stolen ...More >>

The Need for Speed

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:06:49 +1200 | TrueNet

Throughout August all 4 major ISPs with Fibre 100 service options (Vodafone, Spark, 2Degrees and Orcon), delivered more than 100Mb/s at all times. In addition, MyRepublic improved significantly from previous months to 89% at 9pm.More >>

Cyber Safety Month deals with the dangers of digital

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:25:06 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Libraries annual Tech Series returns in October with talks and workshops all about internet safety and security. More >>

Air New Zealand on the hunt for digital interns

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:28:48 +1200 | Air New Zealand

More than 50 tertiary students gathered last night to vie for a place in Air New Zealand’s first ever digital internship programme as the airline looks to attract future digital leaders into its business.More >>

“Heroes & Villains” of Human Rights and Global Surveillance

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:39:28 +1200 | Access Now

Heroes include: Microsoft’s Brad Smith, Marc Zwillinger, Gerard Adriaan "Ard" van der Steur (Dutch minister of security and justice), and Henricus Gregorius Jozeph "Henk" Kamp (Dutch minister of economic affairs) More >>

Yahoo confirms huge data breach

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:06 +1200 | Yahoo

We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what we believe is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, ...More >>

5 Shifts to Shape Future of Africa’s Entertainment Industry

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:24:23 +1200 | PricewaterhouseCoopers

A World of Differences: Five Shifts Set to Shape the Future of Africa’s Entertainment & Media Industry More >>

Orion Health: strong kiwi weighing on revenue, cash position

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:13:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Orion Health, the health software developer, is still on track to return to profit in 2018, though the strength of the kiwi is crimping revenue in local currency terms and drained more cash than anticipated. More >>


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