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Facebook not the media messiah
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:50Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

For years publishers, broadcasters and anyone else in the media business have wondered if Facebook could be their salvation. The old publishing business model has crumbled. Building mass audiences with entertainment or information then selling advertising no longer delivers rivers of gold. Some saw Facebook as an answer. Perhaps not the answer, the question is […] Comments (Comments)

Leica Camera and Huawei Establish New R&D Center
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:47Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The "Max Berek Innovation Lab" will conduct R&D in the fields of new optical systems, computational imaging, virtual reality and augmented reality. Comments (Comments)

Oracle World 2016 showcases new products and solutions
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:44Tags News, Computing

At OpenWorld 2016 Oracle unveiled new products, solutions and partnership opportunities to help its customers transition to the cloud in faster, simpler and more cost effective ways. Comments (Comments)

Parrot announces Parrot Disco
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:38Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Parrot has announced the launch of the Parrot Disco, an easy-to-fly fixed-wing drone that provides a fully immersive flight experience. Comments (Comments)

Dicker Data NZ Partners with Dell SonicWALL
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:33Tags News, Computing

The partnership will see Dicker Data New Zealand become responsible for the distribution of the entire portfolio of SonicWALL solutions. Comments (Comments)

New ways to pay: Bots, tattoos and augmented reality
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Australian and New Zealand developers using Visa APIs to help create new payment solutions. Comments (Comments)

Canon rewards environmental champions
Posted on 25-Sep-2016 11:25Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Canon New Zealand has announce winners of their Canon Environmental Grants Program, revealing three inspiring projects set to receive grants-in-kind to help achieve their sustainability goals. Comments (Comments)

Spark plugs digital divide with low-cost fixed wireless
Posted on 22-Sep-2016 17:35Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

At least 5000 struggling families will get subsidised broadband from Spark New Zealand. The families will each get 30GB of data a month for $15 on a pre-paid, no fixed-term Spark Jump contract. The price also includes a modem. Spark will use Skinny Broadband. The company’s no-frills subsidiary offers wireless broadband using the 4G mobile […] Comments (Comments)

Spark launches subsidised broadband to jump Digital Divide
Posted on 22-Sep-2016 14:52Tags News, Broadband

Spark announced today a new social programme to bring heavily subsidised broadband to thousands of New Zealand children whose families cannot afford commercial home broadband services. Comments (Comments)

iPhone 7 Plus review — it’s all about the camera
Posted on 19-Sep-2016 22:28Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Forget all the nonsense you’ve read about the missing headphone jack. It isn’t important. The key to the iPhone 7 Plus is that it carries a second camera with a telephoto lens. Every new iPhone comes with a camera that is better than the last iPhone. Apple has been relentless when it comes to increasing […] Comments (Comments)

iPhone 7 Plus review — it’s all about the camera
Posted on 19-Sep-2016 20:31Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Forget all the nonsense you’ve read about the missing headphone jack. It isn’t important. The key to the iPhone 7 Plus is that it carries a second camera with a telephoto lens. Every new iPhone comes with a camera that is better than the last iPhone. Apple has been relentless when it comes to increasing […] Comments (Comments)

MIcrosoft New Zealand announces more keynote speakers for Ignite 2016
Posted on 19-Sep-2016 20:19Tags News, Computing

Microsoft's Ignite NZ 2016 conference is shaping up to be a special selection of technical delights for developers with the announcement of two new speakers to its keynote event line-up, and the first online release of the conference session schedule this week. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft HoloLens to support thyssenkrupp elevators service
Posted on 18-Sep-2016 19:35Tags News, Computing

HoloLens will support technicians prior to and on the job site, significantly reducing service intervention times
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New cancer treatment engineered by kiwi company Buckley Systems
Posted on 18-Sep-2016 19:32Tags News, Computing

Auckland precision electro magnets manufacturer, Buckley Systems is involved in the development and manufacture of the nuBeam proton accelerator machine for an alternative cancer treatment that has been announced overnight in Helsinki, Finland. Comments (Comments)

Timely transforms business with new native iOS app
Posted on 18-Sep-2016 19:31Tags News, Mobile

Apple recently announced that it was working with a small group of service providers to help offer businesses even more innovative mobile solution, with Timely being one of the Apple Mobility Partner. Comments (Comments)

Arbor Networks marks 20 years of DDoS attacks targeting ISP networks
Posted on 18-Sep-2016 19:27Tags News, Security

Despite 20 years of headlines, many businesses today are under-invested and ill-prepared to handle modern DDoS attacks. Comments (Comments)

Epicor Software Corporation releases update to ERP solution
Posted on 18-Sep-2016 19:22Tags News, Computing

Latest Epicor iScala release set to give customers further competitive advantage helping organisations drive global expansion and business growth. Comments (Comments)

Samsung, Apple, Huawei tighten phone market grip
Posted on 17-Sep-2016 18:38Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

At the time choosing Android seemed like a smart choice for phone makers. Many will now regret that decision. Choosing Google’s operating system was a short cut to the market. It saved time and money. A lot of money. It costs at least a billion dollars to build a phone operating system from scratch. Android looked like it […] Comments (Comments)

Spark, Vodafone boost mobile data in tandem
Posted on 16-Sep-2016 15:26Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Aggressive pricing moves from the big mobile carriers.  New Zealand’s two big mobile phone companies; Spark and Vodafone, have increased post-pay mobile data allowances. In terms of dollars per gigabyte the two have almost identical tariffs — compare their open term plans in the table below. Changes to data allowances for the two companies’ 24-month contracts […] Comments (Comments)

Bigpipe to offer gigabit fibre
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 15:56Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Bigpipe will join the gigabit cool kids when faster wholesale services go online next month. Spark’s no-frills ISP says it will offer an unlimited, naked, gigabit plan for $129 a month. Bigpipe says those customers already on the company’s Elite plan, will be upgraded to Gigabit speed free of charge. At present Big Pipe’s Elite plan […] Comments (Comments)

Halftime year report good news for Jade Software
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:18Tags News, Computing

The first half of 2016 has seen strong revenue growth for Jade, propelling the company ahead of its targets. Comments (Comments)

Trend Micro protects personal data and files with enhanced security software
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:16Tags News, Security

Trend Micro released its updated Trend Micro Security for 2017, with expanded capabilities that safeguard users from ransomware, malicious threats, identity theft and new malware varieties. Comments (Comments)

Victoria University of Wellington joins prestigious online course provider
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:15Tags News, Web media

In a first for a New Zealand university, Victoria University of Wellington is partnering with some of the world's top academic institutions in a respected online platform that provides high quality education around the globe. Comments (Comments)

Poor Network performance stalls digital transformation efforts in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:12Tags News, Broadband

New Citrix report reveals network outages are costing businesses up to almost two weeks of lost productivity per employee. Comments (Comments)

Victoria University of Wellington welcomes new Cyber Toa CEO
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:10Tags News, Security

Victoria University of Wellington has welcomed the appointment of NZX Chief Operating Officer Mandy Simpson as head of Cyber Toa, Victoria's partner in developing a centre of excellence to strengthen New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific's resilience against cybercrime and cyberattacks. Comments (Comments)


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