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Chorus plan to add director after lifting fee cap

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:58:18 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the regulated telecommunications network operator, wants to add another independent director to its board to enhance its capability in what's become a vastly different landscape in just three years.More >>

NBA and Spark announce marketing partnership in New Zealand

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:29:47 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark to Tip-Off Partnership by Offering NBA League Pass on Discount to its Home Broadband Customers More >>

Digital Tech Having a Positive Impact on Student Achievement

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:38:06 +1300 | 2020 Trust

Over 75% of schools are now noticing an impact on student achievement as a result of using digital technologies in classrooms, according to a new report released last week by the 2020 Trust. More >>

Spark presents…The Boroughs

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:26:49 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark is partnering with Steven Adams to launch a pick-up basketball project in Auckland that will see Spark building five hi-tech streetball courts in collaboration with Local Boards and Auckland Council.More >>

Congestion on UFB Fibre

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:22:13 +1300 | TrueNet

This month the first signs of congestion on UFB fibre connections show, with market leader Snap's average speed on its 100Mb/s product dropping by 10Mb/s in the evening. This reduces the 100Mb/s product to just 80Mb/s during the time most people use it.More >>

The affordable flagship, Lumia 830, coming to New Zealand

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:28:19 +1300 | Microsoft New Zealand

Bringing flagship style and performance to more people, the first Windows Phone to use the superior Spark 700MHz spectrum is coming to New Zealand AUCKLAND, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 – Microsoft today announced the availability of the affordable ...More >>

New Kiwi App Set to Boost Work for Job Seekers

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:46:05 +1300 | Impact PR

An ex-special forces soldier looking for ways to help his grandmother find work has created a new app, designed to connect freelance workers with local people looking to outsource work.More >>

Digital Transformation and Your Business – Part 2

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:42:31 +1300 | Spark Digital

Digital Transformation and Your Business – Part 2 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 ...More >>

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 >>


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