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Kiwis in the dark over phone and internet bundles

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:54:41 +1300 | Canstar Blue

The majority of New Zealanders are in the dark over their home communication plans – and it could be costing them. More >>

Refreshed TUANZ board sets out on a new direction

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:51:03 +1300 | TUANZ

TUANZ Chair Pat O’Connell has welcomed six new members to the TUANZ board, saying that their election will bring energy and ambition to the help execute the organisation’s new strategic direction. More >>

Jagose: Speech to the Technology and Privacy Forum

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 15:45:23 +1300 | Government Communications Security Bureau

I am Una Jagose, the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau. I started in late February this year, coming from my role as Deputy Solicitor-General, Crown Legal Risk at the Crown Law Office. The acting role was extended and I’ll ...More >>

Kiwi firm MyWave attracts Deutsche Bank global heavyweight

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 13:49:32 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 1 (BusinessDesk) - MyWave Holdings, the New Zealand company whose software attempts to personalise the relationship between consumers and businesses, has attracted Deutsche Bank's departing global head of equities trading Andre Crawford-Brunt to its second ...More >>

Rise in TDR cases reflect telecommunications' greater role

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 13:02:18 +1300 | NZ Telecommunications Forum - TCF

The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) welcomes the Telecommunication Dispute Resolution (TDR) scheme Annual Report, despite it indicating an increase in complaints received by the scheme during the past year. More >>

Spark partners with New Zealand start-up Mish Guru

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:51:09 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark announced today that it is working with New Zealand digital start-up Mish Guru to manage its burgeoning Snapchat™ community. The partnership will mean Spark – the largest corporate user of Snapchat - will give rapid feedback to help develop ...More >>

SLI Systems expects new San Jose-based CEO to lift revenue

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:48:19 +1300 | BusinessDesk

SLI Systems expects new San Jose-based CEO to lift revenue growth in largest market More >>

Pushpay secures $18.7mn in private placement

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:57:04 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payments app developer, has raised $18.7 million in a private placement of new shares at $4.88 apiece. More >>

GCSB willing to extend cyber-attack programme to local ISPs

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:23:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The Government Communications Security Bureau's 'Cortex' cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet ...More >>

VOCUS and M2 to Merge

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:42:15 +1300 | ASX

Vocus Communications Ltd (“Vocus”, ASX:VOC) and M2 Group Ltd (“M2”, ASX:MTU) have entered into a Merger Implementation Agreement (“MIA”), under which the two companies will merge, by way of an M2 scheme of arrangement (“Scheme”).More >>

NZ specialists join forces to help SMEs achieve more

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:50:38 +1200 | Vadacom

The big telcos are failing to help NZ SMEs move fast enough to smarter, cloud-based phone systems despite the significant commercial benefits such systems bring medium and small businesses – productivity, mobility, radically reduced cost, improved ...More >>

Make your friends jealous with new UK Roaming Value Pack

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:29:21 +1200 | Spark

Spark announced today that New Zealanders travelling to the United Kingdom to follow the rugby will be able to save money with a new Roaming Value Pack, offering more minutes, texts, and data than ever before.More >>

Spark beefs up funding with new $100 mln banking facility

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:15:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand, the country's biggest telecommunications provider, has beefed up its funding lines with a new $100 million facility with Westpac New Zealand, which it will use for general business.More >>

The World’s Smallest Queue For The Year’s Biggest Phone Launch

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:05:04 +1200 | Spark NZ

Scoop Editor & Publisher Alastair Thompson's mini-me has joinedthe world's smallest queue for this year's biggest phone launch #WorldsSmallestQueueMore >>

Lionbridge verifies Flintfox claims of super-fast speeds

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:25:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Flintfox International has gained credibility for claims of super-fast speeds for its nPrice pricing engine after the software was verified by a testing firm used in the Microsoft Partner programme.More >>

Slingshot offers the ultimate bundle

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:10:22 +1200 | Slingshot

Slingshot offers the ultimate bundle of joy for Kiwi families Slingshot is bundling mobile plans with its unlimited data broadband plans in a bid to drive down families’ monthly communication bills. Slingshot GM, Taryn Hamilton, says the other telcos ...More >>

Cellphone in one hand, beer in the other, steering with knee

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:20:08 +1200 | New Zealand Police

"Seen on Lincoln Road - A cellphone in one hand, a beer in the other and steering with his knee" More >>

TICS Amendment Bill a check on Minister’s powers

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:47:57 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Clare Curran’s Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Amendment Bill will restrict the unfettered powers granted to the GCSB and its Minister. More >>

World’s Smallest Queue for Year’s Biggest Phone Launch

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:26:57 +1200 | Spark NZ

AUCKLAND , 16.09 – New Zealanders are set to be among the first in the world to get their hands on the most sought-after device this year, and 3D-printed Spark customers are already queuing up at Spark’s Queen Street store. The ‘World’s Smallest ...More >>

Danish Police arrest man for cybercrime in New Zealand

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:16:53 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police in Denmark have arrested a 24-year-old Danish citizen in the city of Vejle, Denmark in relation to a persistent online attack targeting an Auckland school girl. More >>


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