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Microsoft’s Nokia Lumia 930 first NZ look
Posted on 7-Aug-2014 09:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Although it says Nokia Lumia 930 on the box, the brand is under new ownership. Strictly speaking the Lumia 930 is Microsoft’s first flagship phone. It is a good start. The Lumia 930 — NZ$999 at Vodafone — is a solid contender. It needs to be. Microsoft faces an uphill struggle wooing phone users away from […] Comments (Comments)

NZ broadband zooming past Australia
Posted on 6-Aug-2014 14:45Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Australia may be a bigger, better paid and more powerful nation than New Zealand. Yet there are areas where we are way out in front. Recently I’ve worked on a project reporting the state of broadband around the world. Without giving my client’s story away — I’ll share it when the feature is published — […] Comments (Comments)

NZ Tech Podcast: UFB takes off, Lightbox and Nokia Lumia 930
Posted on 6-Aug-2014 08:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

I’m back on the NZ Tech Podcast with Paul Spain (@paulspain) and Mike McMahon of Lightbox. We discussed the Telecom’s new Lightbox Video on Demand service, try the Nokia Lumia 930, discuss the increasing uptake of UFB,  Media Tech Pacific Conference, Imagine Cup and the Spark launch. Get the Podcast here: Listen to Episode 191 directly Subscribe and listen via […] Comments (Comments)

UFB rolled out to half a million households, schools, businesses
Posted on 5-Aug-2014 18:16Tags News, Broadband

More than half a million households, businesses, schools and health centres are now able to connect to the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband network, which continues to rollout ahead of schedule. Comments (Comments)

Dimension Data helps Education New Zealand take to the cloud
Posted on 5-Aug-2014 14:26Tags News, SaaS

ICT and solutions provider Dimension Data New Zealand has partnered with Education New Zealand to improve its technology capabilities allowing it to better market New Zealand education internationally. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft New Zealand announces $1 million grant for High Tech Youth Network
Posted on 5-Aug-2014 14:25Tags News, Computing

Prime Minister joins One Tree Hill College students to break ground for new IT training Academy. Comments (Comments)

Mega Limited Announces new CEO
Posted on 4-Aug-2014 20:05Tags News, Web media

The directors of Mega Ltd, an end-to-end encrypted cloud storage company, have announced the appointment of Graham Gaylard as CEO to lead the company through its next global growth phase. Comments (Comments)

"This Little Card" launches unique social experiment
Posted on 4-Aug-2014 08:00Tags News, Web media

Objective is to find out how much attention people pay to the things around them and their reaction to such things. Comments (Comments)

Australian team wins overall Microsoft Worldwide Imagine Cup 2014
Posted on 2-Aug-2014 12:09Tags News, Computing

New Zealand team Estimeet wins the Innovation Category with a location project. Comments (Comments)

New Nokia Lumia 930 to be available through Vodafone New Zealand
Posted on 1-Aug-2014 09:03Tags News, Windows Phone

Microsoft Devices announced its new flagship device, the Lumia 930 will arrive in New Zealand this month, available exclusively through Vodafone New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Lightbox spotlights new online TV service
Posted on 31-Jul-2014 18:09Tags News, Web media

New content revealed and beta launch announced for Spark's upcoming TV service. Comments (Comments)

Instagram unleashes Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa first
Posted on 30-Jul-2014 14:39Tags News, Social media

Bolt is a one-to-one visual messaging app for iOS and Android that lets you capture and send photos and videos to friends with just one tap. Comments (Comments)

Survey reveals critical infrastructure providers in New Zealand and Australia have been breached
Posted on 30-Jul-2014 11:47Tags News, Security

A Unisys survey shows utility, oil and gas, energy and manufacturing organisations cite accidents and negligence as the most common reason for data breaches in last year. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand government launches all-of-government updated website
Posted on 30-Jul-2014 11:13Tags News, Web media

New Zealanders will now have easier, simpler access to government services with the launch of an updated cross-government website, as announced by Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne. Comments (Comments)

New video app Veeemotion pilot starts in New Zealand
Posted on 29-Jul-2014 20:19Tags News, Social media

The app is being touted as the "video-Instagram" and include powerful social networking and video capture/edit functions. Comments (Comments)

Rocket Lab wants to change the space industry
Posted on 29-Jul-2014 20:14Tags News, Computing

Aerospace company Rocket Lab is developing a world-first launch vehicle to deliver satellites into orbit cheaper and faster than ever before. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand company reports software errors - one billion of them
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 17:40Tags News, SaaS

Raygun, a popular error reporting service for web and mobile developers, smashed through one billion errors processed on behalf of their customer base. Comments (Comments)

Xero and Warehouse Stationery join forces
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 17:06Tags News, SaaS

Xero's vision to connect small business to big business is now a reality with Warehouse Stationery today announced as the next major New Zealand corporate to integrate with Xero. Comments (Comments)

IBM expands High Performance Computing capabilities in the cloud
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 16:52Tags News, SaaS

IBM is making high performance computing (HPC), as part of technical computing, more accessible through the cloud for clients grappling with big data and other computationally intensive activities. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Post Group and Vodafone announce network services agreement
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 12:13Tags News, Broadband

A new agreement between New Zealand Post and Vodafone will lead to a complete redesign of New Zealand Post's network services. Comments (Comments)

Summer of Tech programme expands to include local manufacturers
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 11:32Tags News, Computing

The success of the Summer of Tech student internship programme has seen it extended to Wellington manufacturing businesses this year. Comments (Comments)

NZForex sign up for RealMe online identification
Posted on 24-Jul-2014 11:30Tags News, Web media

It's even easier to sign up and transfer money internationally after a new agreement between international payments specialist NZForex and RealMe, to use its online identification service: new customers no longer need to physically present identification documents. Comments (Comments)

Acronis Backup-as-a-Service available in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 23-Jul-2014 10:01Tags News, Computing

The offering enables Value Added Resellers and Service Providers to expand their data protection offerings, localise an automated backup service, grow recurring revenue and kill churn. Comments (Comments)

Westpac trials HCE Digital Wallet technology
Posted on 22-Jul-2014 14:09Tags News, eWallet

Westpac is trialling Host Card Emulation (HCE) mobile payments, the first bank in New Zealand to actively do so and one of only a handful of banks globally to be using the innovative "digital wallet" technology. Comments (Comments)

Study shows social media as complaint forum for unhappy kiwi shoppers
Posted on 21-Jul-2014 12:40Tags News, Web media

Kiwis are unhappy with the way New Zealand businesses treat them, prefer to complain on Facebook and want something free in response to their complaint according to new research. Comments (Comments)


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