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Amazon, Apple: A tale of two tech giants

Mon, 4 May 2015 19:37:27 +1200 | Digitl

Last week Amazon Web Services announced an operating profit of US$265 million for the quarter. It was the first time Amazon broke out the figures for its cloud business. More >>

NZ small business productivity, technology

Mon, 4 May 2015 19:31:53 +1200 | Digitl

Westpac’s 2015 Grow New Zealand survey reports nearly one-third of New Zealand small and medium-sized enterprises say digital technology had no impact on their business over the past five years and 27 percent don’t expect it to in the next ...More >>

MacBook: One USB-C port is enough

Mon, 4 May 2015 19:29:06 +1200 | Digitl

Critics point to a lack of ports in the 2015 Apple MacBook as a mistake. More >>

When Neighbours Connect, Sparks Fly

Mon, 4 May 2015 11:49:54 +1200 |

New Zealand’s first free and private neighbourhood website has welcomed another corporate partner on board today - leading digital services company, Spark.More >>

"I Am Rawshark" - Ben Rachinger's Sequel To "Dirty Politics"

Mon, 4 May 2015 11:28:50 +1200 | Alastair Thompson

The story is a pot-boiling journalistic tale of a trip inside Dark Politics by a brave (some might say foolhardy) young hacker / journalist, a class of new entrants to the media scene who are having a big impact - and some of whom like Aaron Swartz, ...More >>

Most schools signed up to Managed Network

Sat, 2 May 2015 11:18:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye are delighted that most schools in New Zealand have now signed up to use the government-funded Managed Network.More >>

Access urges action on Burundi internet shutdown

Sat, 2 May 2015 10:59:28 +1200 | Access Now

Today, Access submitted a letter to UN and African Union experts requesting their urgent intervention on the internet shutdown in Burundi, where social media services have been cut off in the face of public unrest. The letter underscores the importance ...More >>

Help comes for elderly UFB customers

Fri, 1 May 2015 21:05:18 +1200 | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ has negotiated a deal with Slingshot to provide cheaper services to the residents of Marshall Court Apartments in Miramar, Wellington. More >>

Xero changes recruitment tactics after US execs go: Drury

Fri, 1 May 2015 13:45:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 1 (BusinessDesk) - Xero boss Rod Drury says the accounting software developer has changed its tactics for hiring senior executives after the departure of a US chief executive who lacked urgency and a chief financial officer who didn’t like ...More >>

NZ Online Retail Sales: Monthly update for March 2015

Fri, 1 May 2015 13:43:23 +1200 | BNZ

Key points • Total online retail spending in March was up 11% compared to March 2014 levels. • Online purchases at domestic merchants in March were up 7% on the spending levels a year earlier, which is slightly ahead of the growth in spending ...More >>

Dot Kiwi Celebrates First Anniversary

Fri, 1 May 2015 09:16:42 +1200 | Dot Kiwi

Sales of .kiwi domains put the company in the top 25% of new domains world-wide More >>

Census submissions go online

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:35:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says a new online discussion forum is a great way for New Zealanders to help shape the 2018 census. More >>

Global Recognition for VMob at I-COM Awards

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:26:32 +1200 | VMob Group Limited

Global Recognition for VMob at I-COM Awards Trio of accolades for New Zealand mobile personalisation platform New Zealand mobile personalisation platform, VMob, has taken out a trio of awards at the I-COM big data conference in San Sebastian, Spain. Recognised ...More >>

TEDx Auckland 2015

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:12:31 +1200 | TEDx Auckland

TEDx Auckland 2015 is offering a rare opportunity for Kiwis to hear about the ground-breaking research to discover life on other planets, prevent blindness in Third World countries and transform public health systems – all being conducted in our own backyard.More >>

Xero tells ASX profit is wrong metric to measure business

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:56:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting software firm whose shares have dropped 36 percent in the past year, has told the ASX it is in compliance with disclosure rules over its annual results while criticising media reports that focused ...More >>

Nationwide conversation about 2018 Census kicks off

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:39:02 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

For the first time, New Zealanders are being encouraged to go online to say what they think should be asked in the next census, with a new online discussion forum on .More >>

Angel Investors flock to networks

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:34:13 +1200 | Angel Association NZ

The number of angel investors who have joined networks and funds has risen dramatically in the past two years, says the Angel Association of New Zealand executive director Suse Reynolds.More >>

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:11:54 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister . So I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that if you put him on the mat in Dubai, he will say the darndest things. Here’s what happened. During ...More >>

Bud Light. #UpForWhatever campaign gets it horribly wrong

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:54:07 +1200 | Jenny Rudd from MOSH

The #UpForWhatever hashtag has been used repeatedly over the last few years by Bud Light but now they have got themselves in some hot water after adding the following tagline “The perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night. ...More >>

Why Can No Longer Be Free | Chrysalis Update #5

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:05:07 +1200 | Alastair Thompson

As of today is no longer free to use. It remains free for the general public to use, but businesses and organisations (public and private) who routinely access Scoop and act on the information they find there are now expected to contribute ...More >>


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