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Tech companies dominate Global Brands report
Posted on 5-Oct-2015 19:20Tags News, Web media

Apple and Google hold the #1 and #2 spots, tech brands comprise more than a third of the entire ranking's value, and five brands - Lego, PayPal, MINI, Moet & Chandon and Lenovo - enter the ranking Comments (Comments)

New Dell Precision mobile workstations bring more power, performance with thinner, lighter form factor
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 19:59Tags News, Computing

New portfolio makes huge leaps in performance with configuration options including the new 6th Generation Intel Core processors, first Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations and future Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 product families. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi SaaS firm set to launch new mobile marketing platform in US
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 19:57Tags News, SaaS

Motim Technologies helps brands deliver mobile brand experiences that don't feel like intrusive advertising. Comments (Comments)

Intergen secures exclusive Tier 1 Microsoft CSP status
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 13:47Tags News, SaaS

Microsoft New Zealand has named technology company Intergen as a Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider. Comments (Comments)

IBM working to make carbon nanotubes the future of computing
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 09:54Tags News, Computing

IBM Research has announced a major engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies. Comments (Comments)

N4L helps OMGTech! support teachers through Pond
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 09:11Tags News, Web media

OMGTech!, a charitable education initiative getting more Kiwi kids interested in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering & maths), will be using online learning hub Pond to make its educational resources accessible to all New Zealand schools. Comments (Comments)

Mobile Learning Centre brings technology to over 100 low decile schools
Posted on 2-Oct-2015 09:09Tags News, Web media

One year on, the Mobile Learning Centre - a community initiative designed to share new technology to New Zealand's most remote and least advantaged communities has travelled over 20,000kms across the North Island visiting over 100 low decile schools. Comments (Comments)

MYOB boosts investment in NZ market with latest acquisition
Posted on 1-Oct-2015 10:15Tags News, Web media

MYOB has strengthened its presence in the New Zealand payroll market by acquiring Information Management Services Limited (IMS), which is based in the Hawkes Bay. Comments (Comments)

OMG Tech! launches mission to get more NZ kids into tech
Posted on 1-Oct-2015 10:10Tags News, Web media

OMG Tech!, a new initiative to amp up the interest of kiwi kids in technology, was officially launched at a function at Spark HQ in central Auckland last night. The fundraising event was attended by a host of business, political and tech industry leaders. Comments (Comments)

Huawei and Google unveil premium Nexus 6P smartphone
Posted on 30-Sep-2015 11:23Tags News, Android

Huawei and Google introduced the Nexus 6P, a premium smartphone featuring Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google's newest operating system for mobile devices. Comments (Comments)

Media Design School launches Games Accelerator Programme
Posted on 29-Sep-2015 09:52Tags News, Web media

Media Design School has announced the launch of Media Design School Studios; a brand new initiative on campus that will enable a select group of students to develop their entrepreneurial skills by creating commercially viable start-up game studios. Comments (Comments)

Spark testing new cloud-based email service for businesses
Posted on 29-Sep-2015 09:35Tags News, SaaS

Spark announced it has begun trials of a new email service, Spark Business Mail, with around 40 customers today and will officially launch the new email platform for small-to-medium businesses on 5 October. Comments (Comments)

M2, Vocus merge to form down under’s newest billion-dollar telco 
Posted on 28-Sep-2015 19:55Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Here’s a story I wrote earlier today for The Register: Oz telco consolidation continues. Fibre and data centre owner Vocus and consumer/business carrier and service provider M2 are merging to create what they are calling a “full-service vertically integrated telco”. Assuming shareholders agree and the plan gets nodded through by regulatory authorities — both seem […] Comments (Comments)

Harmoney completes $200m funding round with a valuation of $100m
Posted on 26-Sep-2015 11:16Tags News, Web media

Company raising working capital to accelerate growth in NZ and Australia. Comments (Comments)

Dell introduces new campus and data centre networking solutions
Posted on 25-Sep-2015 10:16Tags News, Computing

Dell has announced expansions to its networking portfolio to address growing complexities in campus networking and skyrocketing bandwidth demands in the data center. Comments (Comments)

Jade Software Completes Cloud CRM Transformation Project at Pacific Islands Trade & Invest
Posted on 23-Sep-2015 15:00Tags News, Computing

Updating customer and contact information now faster and easier for staff. Comments (Comments)

Top digital learning teachers recognised
Posted on 23-Sep-2015 14:58Tags News, Web media

NEXT Foundation and The Mind Lab by Unitec honour first postgraduate graduating class. Comments (Comments)

The Warehouse opens its smallest ever store
Posted on 23-Sep-2015 10:34Tags News, Web media

For those living or working in Auckland's city centre, online shopping has become even easier. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft releases Office 2016
Posted on 23-Sep-2015 07:03Tags News, Computing

Microsoft Corp. began the worldwide release of Office 2016. At the same time the company announced new and enhanced Office 365 services built for team productivity. Comments (Comments)

AIG launches world first 360 Haka Experience
Posted on 17-Sep-2015 20:09Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The Haka 360 Experience is an app which uses 360 degree video technology to give the viewer the feeling of being on the field with the All Blacks and in the midst of the powerful Maori ritual. Comments (Comments)

Tech law firm Simmonds Stewart introduces KiwiKISS and the KiwiSAFE
Posted on 17-Sep-2015 20:00Tags News, Web media

A common complaint heard from New Zealand startups is that the investment documents used by local seed investors are founder unfriendly and painfully complex. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft expands global YouthSpark initiative to focus on computer science
Posted on 17-Sep-2015 19:57Tags News, Computing

Microsoft Corp. has announced a new commitment of $75 million in community investments over the next three years to increase access to computer science education for all youth, and especially for those from under-represented backgrounds. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft and Salesforce strengthen strategic partnership at Dreamforce 2015
Posted on 17-Sep-2015 09:44Tags News, SaaS

The two companies plan to deliver new solutions that integrate Salesforce with Skype for Business, OneNote, Delve and Windows 10 to empower companies to connect with their customers and collaborate more effectively. Comments (Comments)

Whananaki School wins HP's national technology competition
Posted on 14-Sep-2015 17:59Tags News, Web media

Whananaki School's entry was one of more than 80 creative video submissions from rural schools across the country. Judges, including a Rural Women New Zealand representative, had the tough job of narrowing down the entries to five winning schools. Comments (Comments)

Spark selected as key partner to redesign NZRB IT infrastructure
Posted on 14-Sep-2015 16:27Tags News, SaaS

Under the five-year deal, Spark Digital will also provide an outsourced IT solution that includes infrastructure, networking, cloud computing, security and IT service management. Comments (Comments)

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