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Stellar Library of NZ at world’s largest IT trade fair

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:31:36 +1200 | Convergence

Stellar Library, a cloud-based document management system for iPads, is heading to Interop, the world’s largest annual trade fair for information technology (IT). More >>

Big Media Gang takes consumer choice to court

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:57:01 +1200 | Bypass Network Services

Sky, Mediaworks, TVNZ and Lightbox have once again given Bypass Network Services Limited (BNSL) an ultimatum. Shut down by 12pm today, or we’re taking you to court. More >>

Infometrics launch web-based community demographic profiles

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:40:26 +1200 | Infometrics

Infometrics launches web-based community demographic profiles Infometrics are pleased to announce the launching of complimentary web-based Community Profiles for every territorial authority and region of New Zealand. The Community Profiles are a tool ...More >>

#OSOS2015 - How Open Is The New Zealand Government

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:23:25 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

NZ Govt is embracing open principles and ranks 4th globally, says Keitha Booth. Not all OS//OS participants are convinced. @Keithabooth More >>

#OSOS2015 - Govt As The Biggest Open Source Project Ever

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:17:44 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

Government is evolving like open source has, and the potential is amazing, says Ben Balter. @BenBalter More >>

#OSOS2015 -Decision Makers: Get With The Program | OS // OS

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:05:56 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

Sascha Meinrath says Washington DC is dramatically behind when it comes to open approach and needs to be prepared. @schameinrath #OSOS2015 More >>

Mobile Network Issues 16/4/15

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:34:47 +1200 | Vodafone

CONFIRMED ISSUE - Mobile Network Issues - Nationwide [original post 9:30am 16/4/15, updated 10am] More >>

Skinny Announces NZ’s Cheapest Prepay Data Deal

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:33:22 +1200 | Skinny Mobile

According to new research from Canstar Blue, at least half of New Zealand’s Gen Y population places more value on data than call minutes or texts. More >>

Global Mode is here to stay

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:19:25 +1200 | Bypass Network Services

“Late in the day, while everyone was leaving work for the Easter holidays, we read on a news site that the big media gang was looking to shut down Global Mode. We found out from the press they had an issue before the big media gang lawyers had even contacted ...More >>

New Tactics Give Attackers Free Rein Over Corporate Networks

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:17:48 +1200 | Symantec

Symantec report reveals five out of six large companies were targeted in 2014, a 40 percent increase over the previous year. More >>

Another regional ISP forced to switch off Global Mode

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:15:47 +1200 | PrimoWireless

Taranaki broadband provider PrimoWireless has been forced to disable access to Global Mode® services after being threatened with legal action from a conglomerate of NZ media companies. More >>

Hillary Clinton's candidacy and social media expertise

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:44:30 +1200 | Jenny Rudd from MOSH

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton released a video just over 2 minutes long stating her intention to run for president on her You Tube channel. Her message: 'Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion.' It's only a few hours since its release ...More >>

EU Net Neutrality negotiations - campaign to save internet

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:12:00 +1200 | Access

As negotiations on Net Neutrality in the EU accelerate, advocates launch campaign to save the internet More >>

Purple WiFi expands to Australia and New Zealand

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:05:39 +1200 | Purple WiFi

April 13th, 2015 : Purple WiFi, the cloud-based Social WiFi software company, today announced its expansion to Australia and New Zealand. More >>

Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 435 launch in New Zealand

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:49:40 +1200 | Microsoft New Zealand

First Microsoft branded Lumia smartphones arrive in New Zealand, bringing the best of Microsoft to even more people 14 April 2015, Auckland, New Zealand: Microsoft today announced the launch of the first Microsoft branded Lumias in New Zealand, ...More >>

Payday for CallPlus founders in $250M sale to M2

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:34:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) - M2 Group, the ASX-listed voice and data services company, has agreed to acquire New Zealand's Call Plus for $250 million, gaining the nation's third largest broadband and fixed voice services provider and the Slingshot, Orcon, ...More >>

CallPlus sale signals new era for Kiwi telco

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:28:43 +1200 | CallPlus

CallPlus, New Zealand’s third largest telco and broadband provider, has been acquired by Australian-based, telecommunications and utilities provider, M2 Group Ltd (ASX: MTU, “M2”) for NZ$250 million. The move comes on the back of CallPlus – made ...More >>

Skinny Mobile earns five stars in the Canstar Blue Awards

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:33:44 +1200 | Skinny Mobile

Skinny wins 2015 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers, Mobile Phone, Prepaid; awarded five stars across all categories More >>

What an Australian Netflix tax means for New Zealand

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:48:45 +1200 | Digitl

Australia plans to make Netflix and other overseas-based online sellers of ‘intangible services’ pay GST (Good and Services tax). More >>

Pricing and availability for new Xperia™ E4g

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:52:24 +1200 | Sony New Zealand Limited

10 April 2015, Auckland – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced the launch of its latest handset, the Xperia™ E4g, available now on the Spark network. More >>


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