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Do Mobile Phones Have a New Calling?

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:30:26 +1300 | Canstar

50% of Gen Ys say that data is more important than call minutes or texts More >>

Technology more important than ever for not-for-profits

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:14:38 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

Upgrading out-of-date infrastructure and making better use of online media are top priorities for Australian and New Zealand not-for-profits in their efforts to keep up in the digital age. More >>

Kordia steps up offerings for ME market

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:55:22 +1300 | Kordia

Today (March 27) Kordia NZ announces a new partnership with Vadacom to deliver a cloud-based PBX solution with lines and calling bundled together in one bill. More >>

Inquiry into allegations of GCSB interception in Pacific

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:09:29 +1300 | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Inquiry into allegations of GCSB interception of communications in the South Pacific - 25 March 2015, 3.00pm More >>

Te Huarahi Tika Trust celebrates a successful year

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:05:06 +1300 | Te Huarahi Tika Trust

Te Huarahi Tika Trust is now in its 15th year of investing in 3G spectrum and remains a shareholder in 2 Degrees Mobile on behalf of Māori. In 2000 Te Huarahi Tika Trust secured $5milion dollars from the Crown which the Trust's commercial arm Hautaki ...More >>

N4L reaches 500,000 school users on Managed Network

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:41:43 +1300 | Network for Learning

More than half a million students and teachers across New Zealand are now using N4L’s Managed Network to support their learning, with schools continuing to connect to the government-funded service well ahead of schedule.More >>

Proximity Payments Inching Closer to Mass Market

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:58:54 +1300 | Ovum

“Wait and see” approach to technology will leave some telecoms, merchants and payment providers behind in 2015 More >>

National Data Retention in Oz: The Next Phas

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:35:20 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

March 19 should be scratched down in the diary of police state antics, if only because it was one when Australia’s non-service providing politicians decided, fairly broadly, that data retention would be a fine thing indeed. Telecommunication companies will ...More >>

Lightbox drops price on Netflix launch

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:58:21 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - Spark’s online television service Lightbox has responded to tomorrow's arrival of newcomer Netflix in the New Zealand market by dropping its monthly pricing from $15 to $12.99 for new and existing customers immediately.More >>

2degrees unlikely to shake up landline prices: commentators

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:21:55 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - 2degrees' purchase of internet service provider Snap, which gives it a foothold in the landline market, is unlikely to deliver a big shake-up in prices and it may also need to partner with a subscription video on demand service ...More >>

UPDATE: 2degrees buys Snap to enter landline market

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:06:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - 2degrees, the challenger mobile phone company, has announced it is buying Christchurch-based internet service provider Snap Internet for an undisclosed sum as part of a move into the landline market.More >>

2degrees acquires Snap ISP for complete business offering

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:15:23 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - 2Degrees, New Zealand's third-largest mobile telecommunications provider, is to acquire Christchurch-based internet service provider, Snap, to allow it to compete more effectively for business customers by offering a full range of ...More >>

A real choice of total telco service coming your way soon

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:04:28 +1300 | 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees has purchased Internet service provider Snap and will launch fixed-mobile services this year, accelerating its growth as a full service communications provider. More >>

Wellington software company helps Kiwis 100 million times

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:25:55 +1300 | Abletech

Wellington software company Abletech has counted how many times Kiwis have used their address auto-complete tool to get street addresses accurate. It just tipped over 100,000,000. More >>

Q+A: Nat's Osborne denies he's running scared to debate Peters

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:36:59 +1300 | TVNZ

Speaking from Mangawhai Mr Osborne told TV One’s Q+A programme, “Oh, not at all. Not scared at all. Not one bit. We’re out here talking to voters in the electorate.”More >>

Rural Broadband - the Poor Country Cousin

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:00:41 +1300 | TrueNet

The Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) funded by Government is having an immense impact, halving download times for upgraded connections, but still not as good as urban broadband. More >>

Video games continue to show strong growth in NZ

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:36:51 +1300 | Interactive Games and Entertainment Association

Auckland, New Zealand – 20 March 2015 – The last year saw New Zealand’s interactive games industry soar by 18 per cent to a value of NZD$347m off the back of a strong increase in digital sales. While traditional retail purchases remained largely static, ...More >>

New technology results in improved patient care

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:39:28 +1300 | Wellington Free Ambulance

A new, high tech system is helping paramedics improve patient care in the Wellington and Wairarapa regions. More >>

Sheldon steps down as Chorus chair, Hartley interim chair

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:47:20 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 19 (BusinessDesk) - Sue Sheldon is standing down as chair of Chorus at the end of the month and the role will be filled by Jon Hartley on an interim basis. More >>

On Caring About Surveillance | Giovanni Tiso

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:31:22 +1300 | Giovanni Tiso

I have little patience for the argument that people don’t care about mass surveillance because they live in a state of trusting apathy. It strikes me as a moralistic stance that fails to take into account how complex the problem is, the layers of secrecy ...More >>

 

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