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NetHui 2015: Save the date

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:18:41 +1300 | InternetNZ

New Zealand's favourite Internet event will take place at SkyCity in Auckland on July 8-10 and once again .the call has gone out to the Internet community for ideas on how to make this the best NetHui yet.More >>

US start-up accelerator Y Combinator invests in GlassJar

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:52:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - US start-up accelerator Y Combinator is investing in kiwi software start-up GlassJar which provides people an easy way of managing their flat finances.More >>

TUANZ welcomes further clarification by Commerce Commission

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:45:42 +1300 | TUANZ

The Commerce Commission's release today of a process paper and their emerging view on backdating around the current FPP process is a welcome clarification. While the pushing out of the final decision date to September 2015, is not necessarily the ...More >>

Spark New Zealand Moving Ahead in 4g Network Build

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:23:06 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand said today it believes it is overtaking its rivals in respect of 4G mobile data services, after making rapid strides in its network build over recent months.More >>

ComCom pushes out final decision on Chorus copper pricing

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:18:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has pushed out the timeline for a final decision on what price Chorus can charge on its copper line network as it deals with a large amount of complex information, and said its initial view is that ...More >>

Finzsoft shareholder Rubik to consider takeover

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:14:24 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Finzsoft Solutions shareholder Rubik Financial will consider a $3 per share takeover offer by the New Zealand software developer's chief executive Andrew Holliday and Singaporean tech firm Silverlake Axis, once it has more information.More >>

TISA text: US threat to privacy, civil rights, data security

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:40:29 +1300 | AFTINET

‘ Leaked US proposals in the Trade in the secret Services (TISA) negotiations include rules that would threaten privacy and civil rights protections for digital personal data’ Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment ...More >>

Spark's Lightbox, Coliseum in JV to gain foothold in market

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:31:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Lightbox, Spark New Zealand's online content business, will broadcast premium sports via a joint venture with Coliseum Sports Media New Zealand as it looks to gain a foothold in the "crowded online TV marketplace".More >>

Finzsoft boss to make takeover bid with Silverlake Axis

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:58:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Andrew Holliday, managing director of Finzsoft Solutions, intends to make a discounted takeover bid for the financial software developer in partnership with Silverlake Axis, the Bermuda-based IT company. More >>

New cable a positive sign for the future

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:44:41 +1300 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ welcomes the news today from Spark, Vodafone and Telstra that they are to build a new Internet cable to New Zealand. More >>

Spark, Voda and Telstra to lay new trans-Tasman cable

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:07:42 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand's two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building a trans-Tasman submarine cable to bolster broadband ...More >>

New trans-Tasman telecommunications cable plan confirmed

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:34:53 +1300 | Spark NZ

The three telecommunications companies planning to build a new 2,300km submarine cable between New Zealand and Australia have today confirmed their investment and a commencement of the project in early 2015.More >>

Chorus credit rating outlook upgraded to 'stable'

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:03:34 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, has been given some breathing room from Moody's Investors Service, which has upgraded the outlook on the company's credit rating due to the regulator's draft ruling on wholesale ...More >>

CityLink tech boost for Dunedin

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:46:11 +1300 | CityLink

Another boost to the Dunedin tech sector following the city's success in the Gigatown initiative. Wellington-based CityLink is to establish a 'Peering Exchange' in the city, its sixth throughout the country.More >>

Vodafone NZ appoints expat Mark Aue as new CFO

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:44:30 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Vodafone NZ appoints expat Mark Aue as new CFO after de la Feunte returns to Spain More >>

VMob Chases Offshore Growth with NZTE Support

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:51:14 +1300 | VMob Group Limited

USA and Japan offer biggest opportunity for home-grown technology • Microsoft and McDonald’s partnerships underpin year of growth More >>

Anniversary of Nationwide Blacklisting of Lost Phones

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:41:43 +1300 | NZ Telecommunications Forum - TCF

The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) is celebrating the first anniversary of nationwide mobile handset blacklisting for lost and stolen devices, and Christmas is the perfect time to remind everyone of this service.More >>

Lateral posts 1H loss of $634K after August listing

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:34:01 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Lateral Corp, the mobile technology developer, posted a first-half loss in its first earnings result since listing on the NZX Alternative Index in August, and has launched a capital raising programe to fund customer acquisition ...More >>

Rakon sells UK property, shifts more manufacturing to NZ

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:48:46 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Rakon, the high-tech components manufacturer, has sold its Lincoln, UK plant for 900,000 British pounds, most of which will go into repaying debt, as part of a plan to send more manufacturing work back to New Zealand.More >>

New provider for $5 million digital advisory service

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:46:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that CORE Education has been chosen to deliver the Ministry of Education’s new Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) Service.More >>


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