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The European Commission, Google and Anti-Competition

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:07:38 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

“Google’s practices have deprived millions of European consumers of the full benefits of competition, genuine choice and innovation.” More >>

New Māori glossary helps in understanding mental health

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:55:46 +1200 | Wise Group

Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment, is a new Māori glossary that not only provides translations for existing words, it has also created many new words in te reo Māori - for use in the mental health, addiction and disability sectors. More >>

New ransomware campaign known as Petya

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:11:56 +1200 | CERT NZ

A new ransomware campaign known as Petya is affecting computer networks using Microsoft Windows. It was first seen affecting systems in the Ukraine, but is quickly spreading across other computer networks in Europe.More >>

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:19:24 +1200 | Greenpeace

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable in new Greenpeace assessment of tech brands San Francisco, 27 June 2017 - Fairphone, Dell and HP are the only companies that make spare parts and repair manuals available to the public, while products ...More >>

Twitter Building: Tech Incubators and Altering Perceptions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:42:24 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

The Twitter Building on Market Street, San Francisco, sounds like an aviary bustling with activity. With its bright open spaces and chirping entrepreneurs hatching the next project, it might as well be. Several floors are dedicated to what can only ...More >>

Sky TV, Vodafone drop $3.44 billion merger plan

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:21:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 26 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand have terminated their merger agreement which aimed to create the country's largest telecommunications and media group, and have withdrawn an appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection ...More >>

Māori Television and Fairfax Media announce partnership

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:42:05 +1200 | Maori Television

Māori Television and Fairfax Media announced a partnership today that will feature Māori Television’s news videos on the Stuff website. More >>

Vodafone Surfing Speed up 30%

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:53:17 +1200 | TrueNet

Vodafone Cable connections show a 31% increase in NZ webpage average speed this month compared to last month. Vodafone Fibre shows a 29% increase month on month. More >>

Blind Foundation collaborates with 2degrees in technology

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:45:10 +1200 | Blind Foundation

Blind Foundation collaborates with 2degrees in technology partnership Blind Foundation clients, who are on the 2degrees mobile network, can now download their favourite magazines and books on the BookLink app without worrying about the cost of data. ...More >>

Huge America’s Cup success for small NZ company

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:31:08 +1200 | Igtimi

A small New Zealand firm is making a giant contribution to the America’s Cup. More >>

Queenstown becomes New Zealand’s first town with 4.5G

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:08:41 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult welcomes the announcement by Spark that Queenstown has become the first town capable of getting the fastest mobile data speeds in the country.More >>

GCSB's process for determining foreign intelligence activity

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:58:25 +1200 | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, released the public report of her inquiry into the Government Communications Security Bureau’s (GCSB) processes for determining its foreign intelligence activity today. This inquiry was ...More >>

Queenstown becomes New Zealand’s first town with 4.5G

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:40:45 +1200 | Spark

Spark announced today that Queenstown has become the town capable of getting the fastest mobile data speeds in the country, as 4.5G is switched on across five mobile towers in the area. Queenstown CBD, Frankton, and Arrowtown, and some areas in between ...More >>

Spark buys back stores in attempt to connect with customers

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:57:29 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Spark to buy back stores in attempt to connect with customers, promote Spotify and Netflix More >>

Botica adds Passion

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:44:21 +1200 | Botica Butler Raudon Public Relations

Auckland – 15 June 2017 – Strategic public relations consultancy Botica Butler Raudon Partners is making a play for a greater share of the overall PR pie. It is acquiring consumer, sustainability and social consultancy Passion PR from founder ...More >>

Staples Rodway boosts senior ranks

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:57:35 +1200 | Staples Rodway

National accounting and business advisory firm Staples Rodway has appointed a new Director and announced nine other senior promotions, including six female leaders, across Auckland, Tauranga and ChristchurchMore >>

Rural Kiwis - check coverage at this year’s Fieldays

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:20:41 +1200 | Vodafone

Thousands of rural Kiwis are within reach of better broadband and Vodafone is on a mission to end their ‘buffering blues’ at this year’s Fieldays. More >>

Chapman Tripp Corporate Governance Trends and Insights

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:50:18 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

A more activist shareholder culture, more boardroom diversity, more intense accountability and enhanced disclosure requirements are among the themes identified in Chapman Tripp’s Corporate Governance Trends and Insights report .More >>

Announcing the launch of the 2017 Broadband Compare Awards

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:57:21 +1200 | Broadband Compare

The inaugural Broadband Compare Awards ( ) launch this week in response to the increasingly diversified sector of more than 100 internet providers offering services across the country.More >>

UN expert demands urgent boost for online rights

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:09:10 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (12 June 2017) – Urgent action is needed to safeguard people’s online rights in the face of unprecedented and worsening State clampdowns, a United Nations human rights expert has warned in a new report . More >>

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