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Ultra Hub Plus modem while customers wait for fibre

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:32:03 +1200 | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone New Zealand announced today new customers signing up to an Ultimate Home Fibre plan* will be able to get connected faster thanks to a New Zealand-first technology, the Ultra Hub Plus modem. The modem gives customers a mobile broadband connection ...More >>

Rabid Technologies expands into Australia

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:22:28 +1200 | Rabid Technologies

Bucking the trend of Australian companies buying into New Zealand, New Zealand web and app company Rabid Technologies has acquired Squareweave, a strategic design and web development agency based in Melbourne. The new trans-Tasman company will have ...More >>

Minister dismisses concerns on DHB cybersecurity

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:43:28 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Official documents have revealed there are up to 800,000 cyberattacks a day on the Bay of Plenty DHB, despite the Health Minister dismissing cybersecurity concerns in general as ‘hypothetical’, National’s Data and Cybersecurity spokesperson ...More >>

New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:55:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competition Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has welcomed the commercial launch of the new trans-Pacific Hawaiki cable that improves and enhances New Zealand’s ...More >>

Fears of cyber threats delaying digital transformation

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:44:43 +1200 | Microsoft New Zealand

AUCKLAND, 19 JULY 2018 – A Frost & Sullivan study commissioned by Microsoft reveals that New Zealand organisations are currently ill-equipped to meet the challenge of rising cyber threats, and greater investment in cloud, AI and other cybersecurity ...More >>

Surface Go: Tempting, but no iPad challenger

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:38:04 +1200 | Digitl

At NZ$700, Surface Go rounds out the bottom end of Microsoft's tablet-to-laptop range. It's a small, thin tablet with a 10-inch screen. No doubt people will compare it with another small, thin 10-inch tablet: Apple's NZ$540 iPad.More >>

Highest ever data use for NZ telco after Fortnite update

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:05:04 +1200 | RNZ

Chorus' data spiked to its highest ever use last week after tens of thousands of people downloaded a popular game. Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers said the spike was "unprecedented".More >>

Samsung DeX Pad review: Nicely done device almost no-one nee

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:24:59 +1200 | Digitl

Samsung’s $180 DeX Pad is a docking station that turns a Galaxy S9 or S9 phone into a desktop computer . On paper it looks like a good idea. In practice it's not as useful as you might expect. At least not for most people.More >>

New digital inclusion organisation to expand support

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:30:53 +1200 | Digital Inclusion Alliance

New digital inclusion organisation to expand support for communities A new organisation to promote digital inclusion was announced today by the organisation’s establishment board. The Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) aims to be a catalyst for expanding ...More >>

President Protecting Our Elections and Standing Up to Russia

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:12:14 +1200 | The White House

President Donald J. Trump is Protecting Our Elections and Standing Up to Russia’s Malign Activities More >>

Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:42:13 +1200 | United States Department of Justice

The Department of Justice today [13/7/18] announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office. The indictment charges twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes that were ...More >>

$1.2 million for tech platform to trace garment origin

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:33:56 +1200 | Little Yellow Bird

Little Yellow Bird founder raises $1.2 million for a ‘world-first’ tech platform using NEM to trace garments from origin to sale More >>

Dealing with the pay wall economy

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:10:12 +1200 | Digitl

Ben Brooks gets close to the heart of the problem with pay walls when he writes Subscription Hell . It's hard to make money from pay walls. More >>

Lack of innovation hurts phone makers

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:06:41 +1200 | Digitl

Reuters reports from Seoul : Samsung is expected to post its smallest profit growth in more than a year in the second quarter, as lackluster sales of its premium Galaxy smartphones overshadow its highly profitable chip business.More >>

Potential entrant means regulator wants to keep mobile roami

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:48:41 +1200 | Digitl

The Commerce Commission wants to continue regulating mobile roaming. At present it can make Spark, Vodafone or 2degrees give a new network owner wholesale access. This is part of the Telecommunications Act.More >>

Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan Feedback

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:53:48 +1200 | The National Cyber Policy Office

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Cyber Security Strategy refresh. We have held workshops on the possible vision, principles, and goals for a refreshed Cyber Security Strategy in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - thank you to all those who attended.More >>

2018 Transparency Report: Requests for Kiwis’ data fall

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:31:01 +1200 | Trade Me Limited

Trade Me has released the sixth edition of its annual Transparency Report today, with the number of requests down 14.5 per cent year-on-year to 1,795 in the year ended 30 June 2018.More >>

Nurse action catalyst for radical health system changes

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:11:54 +1200 | SEQURE Health

Tomorrow marks the first national industrial action taken by nurses in nearly 30 years, an act that every New Zealander must reckon with, says a medical expert. More >>

More4Apps takes Best Medium Business Services Exporter Award

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 13:52:05 +1200 | More4apps

More4Apps has taken out the BDO Best Medium Business (services exporter) award at the Air New Zealand Cargo Export NZ Awards held in Auckland Thursday (28 June). More >>

Index of historic Māori Land Court records now open access

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 16:55:19 +1200 | University of Auckland

Vital information relating to historic Māori land records is now freely accessible to the public through a brand new website. More >>


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