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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 >>

Xero eyes possible A$1 billion float in US, media reports

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:24:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting software company, is moving ahead with plans to list in the US with an initial public offer of A$1 billion flagged, according to media reports.More >>

Skinny Mobile Halves Calling & Data NZ Standard Prepay Rates

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:20:07 +1300 | Skinny Mobile

AUCKLAND, NZ – Over the last ten years, the cost of living in New Zealand has continued to rise – on average, food prices have risen by 32.3 per cent, transport is up 35.7 per cent and housing has increased 66.3 per cent*.More >>

Polycom Appoints Paul Newell as VP, Australia and NZ

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:17:25 +1300 | Polycom

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, Newell has formulated and implemented sales, marketing, and operational strategies across Asia Pacific More >>

New Bitcoin Exchange Launched

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:52 +1300 | The Continuum Partners

21 October 2014 (Sydney): Independent Reserve , the Bitcoin market, today announced the opening of its new exchange based in Sydney, Australia. More >>

ASX-listed Empired buys Intergen for A$17.4 mln

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:30:56 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - ASX-listed IT firm Empired has bought local IT firm Intergen for A$17.4 million in cash and shares to build the biggest trans-Tasman Microsoft services provider.More >>

UPDATE: Orion Health confirms $120 mln to $150 mln IPO

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:14:49 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, a global provider of healthcare software solutions, has confirmed it will raise between $120 million to $150 million in an initial public offer.More >>

Announcing a New Voice for The Left

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:43:14 +1300 | slightlyleftofcentre

Josh Forman is pleased to announce the creation of a new force on the Left of politics in New Zealand. More >>

Orion Health confirms $120 million to $150 million IPO

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:33:30 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, a global provider of healthcare software solutions, has confirmed its long-heralded initial public offer in New Zealand and Australia.More >>

Kiwi boys launch CloudCannon Globally

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:08:14 +1300 | CloudCannon

CloudCannon Lands $500k In Funding and Partnership with Rightside, With Global Launch At TechCrunch Disrupt Europe More >>

Joyce to focus on R&D spending, skilled workers, exports

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:53:17 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says his top priorities for the next three years are to lift private sector spending on research and development, alleviate a shortage of engineers and ICT workers, and keep New ...More >>


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