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E-books harder for comprehension

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:38 pm | Digitl

Five years ago I wrote why people read less online than with print : People spend less time reading online news than reading printed newspapers because reading a screen is more mentally and physically taxing. More >>

Hack Miramar: Your suburb needs you

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:34 pm | Digitl

Ian Apperley wants geeks living in Wellington's Eastern Suburbs to work on problems like traffic, consultation and free internet access at Hack Miramar . More >>

When venture capital hurts start-ups

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:33 pm | Digitl

Peter Kerr at Stick reports raising venture capital can hurt a new business. The title of his  Should you bother with venture capital funding…the numbers suggest no says it all. He quotes one investor who points out there is an inverse correlation ... More >>

Dunedin as an innovation hub

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:31 pm | Digitl

Civic leaders from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch all talk of their city as the nation's leading innovation hub. Each city has a case: Auckland is big. It has the largest and the best university and an international airport. Most international ... More >>

TrueNet clocks Big Pipe as fastest ADSL

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 2:30 pm | Digitl

TrueNet's July 2014 urban broadband report says newcomer Bigpipe is the fastest ADSL ISP for downloading New Zealand web pages. The Spark-owned, no frills service provider was fractionally ahead of Slingshot and Flip downloading eight pages in ... More >>

National’s Worst Case Scenario At Stage One?

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 11:33 am | NZ Election Data Consortium

A month out from the general election and ipredict traders are still forecasting National’s vote to slip below current polling levels and there is potential for it to fall further. More >>

Older Voters Least Impressed With Free GP Visit Pledge

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 11:26 am | NZ Election Data Consortium

Older voters were least impressed by Labour’s offer of free GP visit to those 65 according to the Roy Morgan Reactor last week. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Simple Survival 101

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:44 pm | Martin Doyle

While not strictly on the same level as Sun Tzu's The Art of War [c. 500 BC], this cartoon offers an achievable solution to a number of armed conflicts currently raging round the world. More >>

Bangkok Coup Leader Becomes Prime Minister

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:26 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's hand-picked, rubber stamp legislature appointed him unopposed as prime minister on Thursday (August 21), increasing his vast security, legislative and economic powers. More >>

We’re human fodder caught in the crossfire of armed groups

Friday, 22 August 2014, 4:26 pm | Dr Hakim

We’re human fodder caught in the crossfire of armed groups and armed governments: "No to wars!” By Dr. Hakim 13 August, 2014 More >>

Is Warrant-less Spying on New Zealanders Lawful?

Friday, 22 August 2014, 4:12 pm | Denis Tegg

We have been repeatedly assured by the Prime Minister that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) cannot spy on New Zealanders without a warrant. But what if the greatly enhanced knowledge we have gained from Edward Snowden’s disclosures ... More >>

Is Israel Facing a War of Attrition against Hamas?

Friday, 22 August 2014, 3:50 pm | INSS Insight

Is Israel Facing a War of Attrition against Hamas? By Udi Dekel August 13, 2014 More >>

Gaza Changed Everything, Things Cannot Stay the Same

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Gaza Changed Everything Things Cannot Stay the Same after Israeli Genocide in Gaza By Ramzy Baroud 22 August, 2014 More >>

ISIS: The Real Threat

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:42 pm | INSS Insight

In recent months the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has managed to position itself as the most significant threat to regional stability in the Middle East. The mass executions in Iraq and Syria reflect the shock ... More >>

Railroad ‘Bomb Trains’: Speeding to Disaster

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:30 pm | Walter Brasch

It’s 3 p.m., and you’re cruising down a rural road, doing about 50. More >>

Hundreds of Foreign Couples Panic in Rent-A-Womb Scandal

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:23 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Hundreds of Foreign Couples Panic in Rent-A-Womb Scandal By Richard S. Ehrlich 20 August, 2014 More >>

The attacks on Nicky Hager and their flaws

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:09 pm | Branko Marcetic

It’s all made up and can’t be proven. But if it can, then it doesn’t matter, because it’s not that big a deal. Besides, everyone does it. These are just some of the rebuttals launched at Nicky Hager since his book, Dirty Politics , revealed ... More >>

Essential Conditions for Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:05 pm | INSS Insight

Essential Conditions for Successful Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip Kobi Michael and Udi Dekel August 19, 2014 More >>

Political Duopoly in Washington Encouraging Ongoing Killing

Friday, 22 August 2014, 1:51 pm | John Stanton

Political Duopoly in Washington Encouraging Ongoing Killing: From Missouri to Ukraine By John Stanton 20 August, 2014 More >>

The Delegitimization of Israel, Operation Protective Edge

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:50 am | INSS Insight

Image vs. Reality: The Delegitimization of Israel in the Wake of Operation Protective Edge By Gilead Sher and Einav Yogev August 20, 2014 More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Little Tommy Tucker

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:38 pm | Martin Doyle

People who work in intelligence services should not launch themselves into the hugger-mugger of highly politicised public debates. Warren Tucker has made himself useful to John Key in the current debate in a way that ironically matches his 'timely' supply of ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Stuffing around with street names

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:30 pm | Martin Doyle

As if the accusation of orchestrated character assassinations were not enough to keep Minister of Justice Judith Collins, 'in chambers', she has now infuriated her learned brethren [and sistren] in Christchurch by using her powers to inflict her ... More >>

Countering Qatar’s Negative Regional Impact

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:49 pm | INSS Insight

Countering Qatar’s Negative Regional Impact By Kobi Michael and Yoel Guzansky August 17, 2014 More >>

Stability over Insanity in Iraq...yeah, right.

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:33 pm | Olivia Pierson

Before 2003, when Saddam Hussein tyrannized Iraq with his secret police, torture chambers and death squads, many, if not most in the west, claimed that he was still the best man for the job “because he kept stability in the region”. More >>

New Zealand's Fastest ISPs 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:13 pm | Digitl

PC Magazine asked me to write about New Zealand's fastest ISPs as part of a series looking an online speeds in countries around the world. More >>

Firefox now or no choice later

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:12 pm | Digitl

Robert O'Callahan makes the case for not using Google's Chrome browser in  Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Wont Get A Choice . More >>

House Committee: No Benghazi Scandal

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:10 pm | Walter Brasch

The House Select Committee on Intelligence, following almost a two-year intense investigation, unanimously determined there is no basis for what has become known as the Benghazi Scandal. More >>

Back In Iraq: We Only Want To Save You

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:00 pm | Danny Schechter

Back In Iraq: We Only Want To Save You By Danny Schechter 21 August, 2014 More >>

'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:38 pm | Abukar Arman

Israel's latest attempt to subdue the Palestinian resistance by putting its systematic genocide on high gear has yielded in some unintended consequences: international media interest in Gaza; challenge to the blind toeing of the extreme right party ... More >>

Freedom to live ordinary lives…

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:28 pm | Stuart Littlewood

Freedom to live ordinary lives… as per the 2005 promises. That’s all the Gazans want More >>

The Ecuadorian Saga: Julian Assange and Extradition

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:18 pm | Binoy Kampmark

So far, the latest chapter in the Julian Assange chronicle within the Ecuadorian embassy in London is one of mixed, and ultimately doomed promise. He is ailing, though it was clear that a deficiency in Vitamin D for a period of two years was bound to ... More >>

Israel faces its own evil

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 11:12 am | Gilad Atzmon

Just a few hours before the Hamas-Israel ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed, sources in Jerusalem disclosed that Israel and the US had agreed to gradually lift the blockade of the Strip, starting with the land crossings and eventually opening up sea traffic. More >>

Technology Showcase hits Wellington Friday, Christchurch Mon

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:44 am | Digitl

Ingram Micro has an interesting pitch for its NZ Technology Showcase which reaches Wellington this Friday (August 22) and Christchurch on Monday (August 25). The company says: This is a fast track way for you and your colleagues to get an update from ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on mud slinging and name-calling

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:32 am | Gordon Campbell

The media, as its critics regularly point out, is far too easily diverted by political sideshows and slanging matches, from its duty to cover the real issues. Yet this week gave an interesting example of how hard it is to untangle the reality from the ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Best Song Ever Written

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 5:20 pm | Martin Doyle

Now that Nicky Hager's "Dirty Politics" book has exposed an administration that no longer deserves to hold office, Hope is beginning to pump into the Left ventricle of the New Zealand heart. And for John Key, it's time to go. More >>

Yet Another Sore Spot

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:37 pm | William Spriggs

On Aug. 9, police in Ferguson, Missouri shot Michael Brown to death, an unarmed Black teenager. The closed way in which the police responded to request for information on the shooting, and their aggressive actions against peaceful protestors in the ... More >>

National and NZ First Rise in Roy Morgan Poll

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 3:08 pm | NZ Election Data Consortium

National has bounced back in the latest Roy Morgan Poll but the big winner has been New Zealand First who rise to their highest level of support since September 2013. More >>

Defining Movements in Pakistani Politics

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 12:29 pm | Syed Atiq ul Hassan

Today, the People of Pakistan are on the crossroad and the world is watching them which way they proved themselves – A Divided People or a United Nation. More >>

Nepalese Foreign Minister’s Visit To China

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:23 am | Siddhi B. Ranjitkar

Immediately after the completion of the two-day visit of Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, on August 6 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Lou Jiwei, Nepalese Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat visited China. It might be another ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 2:55 pm | Martin Doyle

Given the dirty politics that have been exposed in the highest echelons of the present government, the last line of defence for clean democracy would seem to be our actual electoral process. But even that appears to be compromised by having a tainted Minister ... More >>

Scoop Coverage: Key, Whale Oil, Hager And Dirty Politics

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:28 am | Scoop Full Coverage

Full Scoop coverage and reaction to Nicky Hager's attack-politics expose 'Dirty Politics'. More >>

Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:07 am | Gordon Campbell

When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward slope, they may well point to Key’s interview yesterday with Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report. More >>

Top 5 Scoop Press Releases Week To 16th August 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014, 5:10 pm | Scoop Insights

The following five press releases were the top performing press releases (by NZ page view numbers) according to Google Analytics on Scoop for the seven days to 16th August 2014. More >>

Eyeless in Gaza

Monday, 18 August 2014, 5:01 pm | Uri Avnery

The trouble with war is that it has two sides. Everything would be so much easier if war had only one side. Ours, of course. There you are, drawing up a wonderful plan for the next war, preparing it, training for it, until everything is perfect. More >>

Dirty Politics: The politics, not the dirt is the problem

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:45 pm | Ben Peterson

Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics just blew up the election. The material comes largely from Cameron Slater’s leaked emails, but it covers much more than his personal activity. It outlines the activities of central National Party figures, up to and ... More >>

The Whale Oil leaks: Anti-politics from above

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:36 pm | Daphne Lawless

As we go to press, the election campaign has been turned upside down by a new book by investigative journalist Nicky Hager. Dirty Politics is based mainly on a leak of 2 gigabytes of emails and Facebook messages from “Whale Oil”, the vicious ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Big Hager is watching you

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:59 pm | Martin Doyle

If what has happened (according to Hager) in NZ had happened in the US, it'd be Watergate. In NZ, it triggers a gurgling mass of doublethink, newspeak and spin reminiscent of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four". More >>

Opinion: A review of Dirty Politics

Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:58 pm | Grant Duncan

Nicky Hager's new book sets up Prime Minister John Key as the main target. It suggests that there is a dark side to his political management that New Zealanders ought to be aware of. But does Hager hit the target? More >>

'Dirty Politics' Cartoons: Whale Comes Home To Roost

Monday, 18 August 2014, 11:59 am | Spike Mountjoy

Cartoon on John Key, Judith Collins and Whale Oil based on revelation in Nicky Hager's 'Dirty Politics' More >>

Some Perspective on Dirty Politics

Monday, 18 August 2014, 9:48 am | Timothy Crescent

John Key was right to point out that Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics is, above all else, an attack on the National Party. Though Key’s own response was lacklustre, attempting to deflect debate from the allegations against the National government ... More >>

Hypocrisy of America’s experimental Ebola drug

Sunday, 17 August 2014, 1:29 pm | Theophilus Ilevbare

These days, nothing strikes a bout of panic and paranoia than the thought of Ebola Virus Disease. It’s been decades since a disease or calamity of such proportions threatened our relationships, businesses, sports and our very existence. More >>

NZ’s largest tech Showcase comes to Auckland, Wellington, Ch

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 10:16 am | Digitl

NZ’s Technology Showcase – an Ingram Micro event is fast approaching, bringing more than 50 of the world’s biggest technology brands together under one roof for three days only. More >>

Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Friday, 15 August 2014, 3:30 pm | Jim Miles

Israel reveals its true colours and true aspirations every time it attacks Gaza (or any other self-perceived enemy) as being the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, even to the degree - as the references above indicate - to the act of genocide. More >>

Lyndon Hood: Laundering Dirty Politics

Friday, 15 August 2014, 2:04 pm | Lyndon Hood

Scoop recently imagined speaking to the Prime Minister about Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics . More >>

Igniting the Spark — The Heart of NZ's Digital Future

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:42 pm | Igniting the Spark by Scoop Amplifier

Spark New Zealand strongly believes that it is building on the legacy of an initial telephone infrastructure originally started by the New Zealand Post Office. Today it is no longer about copper wires going into peoples' homes, but about digital services and wireless networks seamlessly linking friends, family, business and government... More >>

Local Police Will Be Militarized As Long As Federal Govt Is

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:41 pm | David Swanson

“Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere.” As they should. And we should all join in. But “nationwide” and ... More >>

Watch: the “Islamic State” (formerly ISIS) from the inside

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:33 pm | Redress Information

The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al-Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or, in ... More >>

A Show on Future Weapons: Discovering Hidden Politics

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:25 pm | War Is A Crime

The Discovery Channel has been doing a yeoman’s service in visually capturing day-to-day activities of dangerous animals and rare birds in forests untouched by human footfalls, animals living in depths of oceans and animals facing extinction threat. More >>

Back In Iraq: We Only Want To Save You

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:22 pm | War Is A Crime

New York, New York: Welcome back to Iraq -- complete with our ever present WMD's -- Weapons of Mass deception. Suddenly, the country we never wanted to have to think about again is back in the news and on our military agenda. More >>

When John Key was concerned about dirty politics

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:17 pm | Branko Marcetic

If Nicky Hager needs some support in the midst of a whirlwind of government criticism for his allegations of “dirty tricks” by the National Party, he may find one unlikely ally – John Key, six years ago. More >>


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