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Why people won’t try Windows Phone

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:37:47 +1300 | Digitl

My time with the Nokia Lumia 930 is up. Microsoft called on Friday asking me to return the review smartphone. I’ll miss it. More >>

Why Gigatown is not a waste of money

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:33:33 +1300 | Digitl

On Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report critics describe Gigatown as a waste of money . More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:58:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.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 >>

Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones for fight against Ebola

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:20:34 +1300 | Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that the company will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million, to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. The smartphones, to be donated through the United Nations Office for the Coordination ...More >>

Whanganui achieves Smart21 status for 2015

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:01:54 +1300 | Wanganui District Council

Mayor Annette Main today welcomed the announcement that Whanganui has been named one of the world’s Smart21 Intelligent Communities for 2015. The Smart21 list, organised by the Intelligent Community Forum, recognises communities around the world ...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 >>

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 >>

Digital Transformation and Your Business

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:11:00 +1300 | Spark Digital

Pretty much every business is destined to become a digital business. It doesn’t matter how big the business, how old, or the sector or industry in which it operates. Digital transformation is inevitable. That doesn’t mean every business is going ...More >>

Pukekohe Police Investigate Stolen Cellphones

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:08:51 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police in Pukekohe have been investigating a series of incidents related to the thefts of cellphones. A 21 year old man has been arrested and charged with 11x theft, 2x obtain by deception and 1x robbery.More >>

Spark partners with Facebook & Twitter to Launch Socialiser

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:19:41 +1300 | Spark

Spark has partnered with Facebook and Twitter to launch Socialiser - giving customers 1GB of free data to access both mobile apps every month, for the life of their plan More >>

Innovation enables greater efficiency for accountants

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:21:02 +1300 | MYOB

New Zealand’s leading accounting software provider MYOB today shared its vision for how it will fundamentally transform the relationship between accountants and their clients, and announced the first milestone in its journey to take accounting ...More >>

How Intagr8 Works – Explained

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:29:25 +1300 | Intagr8

As a leading provider of office equipment, telecommunications hardware, software and billing services in Auckland and Tauranga, Intagr8 manages the billing of their customers fixed line call usage, services and equipment with a comprehensive user ...More >>

Westpac launches new mobile payment stickers

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:20:57 +1300 | Westpac

Westpac has launched its new mobile payment sticker, enabling customers to make payments with any mobile device. The Westpac PayTag, can be attached to the back of a mobile device (or any other suitable item), enabling customers to make quick, secure contactless ...More >>

Over half a million Vodafone customers with 4G smartphones

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:25:28 +1300 | Vodafone

A year and a half after the launch of 4G in New Zealand, Vodafone is reporting over 500,000 of its customers now have 4G smartphones – a significant milestone – driving rapid adoption amongst Kiwis. More >>

Spark announces pre-order of Sony Xperia™ Z3 and Z3 Compact

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:59:26 +1300 | Spark

Spark announced today that it is now accepting pre-orders for the new Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact online at, and is also running two giveaways alongside the launch – one for people who pre-order online and the other for people who buy ...More >>

Leaked draft confirms TPP will censor Internet

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:34:45 +1300 | OpenMedia

October 16, 2014 – This morning Wikileaks published a second leaked draft of the Intellectual Property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The draft confirms people’s worst fears about Internet censorship. That’s according to community-based ...More >>

InternetNZ applauds sensible move on unregulated product

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:50:43 +1300 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ has today applauded Chorus for taking another look at the changes it was proposing to make to its copper broadband services. The copper network owner has announced that it will be putting on hold its proposal to constrain the baseline ...More >>

Commerce Commission shelves Chorus investigation

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:16:04 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has suspended an investigation into Chorus's proposed Boost variant services after the telecommunications network operator put plans to constrain regulated services on hold.More >>

Conversant joins Dispute Resolution scheme

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:21:06 +1300 | Conversant

Conversant, a leading developer and provider of cloud communications services, has joined the Telecommunication Dispute Resolution scheme. TDR is a free, independent service that helps consumers with complaints about their telecommunications company. ...More >>


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