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Commerce Commission decision on copper causes Spark to start price review
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 18:38Tags News, Broadband

Spark New Zealand said today it was undertaking an urgent review of all broadband and fixed voice customer pricing following the announcement by the Commerce Commission of proposed new wholesale rates that Chorus charges retail service providers, including Spark. Comments (Comments)

Canon NZ: Aiming for world’s worst practice media relations
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 15:09Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Congratulations Canon New Zealand. Your company has set a new low for appalling public relations. It appears you have tried to do everything possible to stop me from writing about one of your products. A press release arrived about Canon Maxify printers. They look like they would be interesting for readers of my monthly NZ Business […] Comments (Comments)

Chorus copper price ruling
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 12:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

If telecommunications network wholesaler Chorus was an English Premier League football club, today’s Commerce Commission revised copper access price ruling would be a nil-all draw. As every football fan knows, grinding out a nil-all draw away from home against a formidable opponent can feel almost as good as a win. It’s the kind of result […] Comments (Comments)

APE brings the World Closer to New Zealand with CloudFlare
Posted on 1-Dec-2014 20:28Tags News, Broadband

CloudFlare has partnered with the Auckland Peering Exchange (APE). Comments (Comments)

Microsoft disrupted
Posted on 1-Dec-2014 16:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Apple's iPhone wrong-footed the entire tech sector. Microsoft had further to fall than other tech companies. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Police rolls out Cisco Unified Communications
Posted on 1-Dec-2014 11:21Tags News, VoIP

Dimension Data worked to deploy more than 7,500 phones configured to help free up resources and integrate multiple channels. Comments (Comments)

Spark Digital to drive InterCity Wi-Fi rollout
Posted on 1-Dec-2014 11:20Tags News, Wi-Fi

Bus service InterCity has selected Spark Digital as its partner to launch Wi-Fi across the entire fleet. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi software development community excited about Microsoft taking .NET open source
Posted on 28-Nov-2014 22:23Tags News, Computing

.NET server stack to be open source and cross-platform, plus new free Visual Studio offering and preview of next release developer tools for mobile and cloud-first app development. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand First Lego League Championships to happen in Auckland
Posted on 28-Nov-2014 13:31Tags News, Computing

On 29 of November ACG Strathallan Karaka will host the 6th Annual FIRST LEGO League New Zealand Championship. Comments (Comments)

Bitdefender 'The Box' to protect Internet of Things at home
Posted on 26-Nov-2014 11:40Tags News, Security

Bitdefender has stepped into the future of online protection with the launch of The Box offering seamless online 'Protection from Everything'. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Jobs Expo landing in Australia to try and bring some talents to the country
Posted on 26-Nov-2014 11:33Tags News, Computing

Economic development agency Grow Wellington and the Institute of IT Professionals are heading to Sydney's New Zealand Jobs Expo to pitch Comments (Comments)

KuangChi Science to launch the 'Traveller' from New Zealand
Posted on 24-Nov-2014 20:58Tags News, Computing

KuangChi Science is collaborating with Airways New Zealand and Pengxin International to launch a "near space ship" called Traveller in New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Sophisticated cyber-espionage malware uncovered by Symantec
Posted on 24-Nov-2014 15:08Tags News, Security

Sophisticated cyber-espionage malware uncovered by Symantec Comments (Comments)

Huawei to replace existing Spark 3G network equipment with latest technology
Posted on 21-Nov-2014 20:24Tags News, 4G

Work is also commencing to use Huawei technology to upgrade Spark's 3G network nationwide, replacing the existing equipment with a cutting edge SRAN (Single Radio Access Network) platform. Comments (Comments)

Kia Ora Netflix
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 16:14Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Netflix will launch in New Zealand in March. The online video service say it will soon begin operation in New Zealand and Australia. Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross cable signs largest customers until 2030
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 13:46Tags News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable's CEO, Anthony Briscoe has announced that the undersea cable connecting New Zealand to the rest of the world will be fully functional for at least another 15 years. Comments (Comments)

Netflix to launch in Australia and New Zealand March 2015
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 11:08Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows in high-definition or even 4K where available. Comments (Comments)

Coding kids win at 2014 Orion Health Codeworx
Posted on 18-Nov-2014 18:20Tags News, Computing

Several innovative high school students recently received awards in Codeworx, a coding competition organised by eHealth provider, Orion Health. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi tech start-up Transfercar revs up the US rental car industry
Posted on 18-Nov-2014 18:14Tags News, SaaS

New Zealand-based free rental car company makes waves in America while its popularity hits record levels at home. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand technology journalism: the twilight years
Posted on 17-Nov-2014 09:33Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand has a vibrant and flourishing technology sector. Nobody would use those words to describe New Zealand technology journalism. Like a retirement village there are still pockets of life, but things are winding down. You can count the number of full-time technology journalists writing for New Zealand audiences on your fingers. Experienced local journalists […] Comments (Comments)

Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Lambda
Posted on 14-Nov-2014 11:27Tags News, SaaS

New compute service runs developers' code in response to events, and makes it even faster and easier for developers to build dynamic applications on the AWS Cloud. Comments (Comments)

Contactless technology to star in Spotify and Spark partnership
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 13:33Tags News, NFC

Thousands of festival-goers heading to summer music events Rhythm & Vines and Rhythm & Alps will have access to the world's best festival tech on their wrists, thanks to event partners Spark and Spotify. Comments (Comments)

Nanogirl wins science communication award
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 10:49Tags News, General

Michelle Dickinson, one of the country's most recognisable scientists, has been awarded one of the year's top honours for her work in making science accessible to a wide range of New Zealanders. Comments (Comments)

Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Aurora
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 10:18Tags News, SaaS

Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible database engine for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Comments (Comments)

Dimension Data adds New Zealand centre to global cloud solution
Posted on 13-Nov-2014 09:44Tags News, SaaS

ICT service and solutions provider Dimension Data is adding to its global, enterprise-class cloud platform with a new local data centre located in Kapua, Hamilton. Comments (Comments)


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