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Goody Card raises new capital and aims at one million members
Posted on 17-Oct-2016 10:58Tags News, SaaS

Some of the new capital will be spent on further developing the Goody platform, which includes adding a vast array of new features to improve merchant business intelligence and rewarding consumers. Comments (Comments)

Worrying about the social media footprint
Posted on 16-Oct-2016 14:43Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Judging by comments on this site and at Geekzone, readers are split over online privacy issues. Some worry about privacy. Others are happy to give away their most intimate details in return for accessing online services. This is not a judgement. Itís an observation. Snooping as a business model Privacy, or rather snooping on people, […] Comments (Comments)

Microsoft announces global expansion for HoloLens
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 23:57Tags News, Computing

Microsoft HoloLens now available for preorder from the Microsoft Store in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with devices starting to ship in late November. Comments (Comments)

Sony launches PlayStation VR in New Zealand
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 23:51Tags News, Gaming

PS VR, which is compatible with the more than 40 million PS4 systems already inside consumers' homes across the globe, arrives with a lineup of 30 games. Comments (Comments)

Kiwibank FinTech accelerator partners with Simmonds Stewart
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 23:49Tags News, Computing

Creative HQ has confirmed the appointment of leading technology law firm Simmonds Stewart as the legal partner to the newly launched Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator. Comments (Comments)

Apple Pay coming to ANZ New Zealand customers
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 07:37Tags News, Apple

ANZ New Zealand today brings its customers Apple Pay, a mobile payment with an easy, secure and private way to pay that's fast and convenient. Comments (Comments)

Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN enhanced to support branch network simplification and expanded security
Posted on 12-Oct-2016 20:44Tags News, Computing

With NetScaler SD-WAN, Citrix offers enterprises a simple yet sophisticated solution to quickly and cost-effectively begin wide-scale deployments of SD-WAN, reduce network complexity and set up their branch to consume applications from the cloud in a seamless and more secure manner. Comments (Comments)

Kiwis hooked by online phishing expedition
Posted on 12-Oct-2016 20:37Tags News, Security

A KPMG test on the cyber security of New Zealand businesses as part of Connect Smart Week has revealed one in ten Kiwis could fall for a phishing attack. Comments (Comments)

PC market consolidates as shipments fall another 5.7 percent
Posted on 12-Oct-2016 19:24Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Gartner reports the PC industry shipped some 69 million units†in the third quarter of 2016. Thatís a 5.7 decline on the same period in 2015 and the eighth consecutive quarter of falling sales. Meanwhile, the business is consolidating into fewer and fewer hands. The top six PC brands accounted for 78 percent of all shipments […] Comments (Comments)

Second presidential debate Twitter live stream captures 3.2 million viewers
Posted on 12-Oct-2016 09:46Tags News, Social media

Debate generates over 17 million Tweets, more than 3 billion impressions to become most Tweeted ever. Comments (Comments)

Samsung brand suffers from Galaxy Note 7 woes
Posted on 12-Oct-2016 08:16Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Samsung has little choice but to scrap the Galaxy Note 7. But thatís only the start of its problems. The cost of the Galaxy Note 7 recall is astronomical. Dropping the phone means foregoing at least $10 billion revenue now and, maybe, a billion or so in profit.† Then thereís the cost of two product [Ö] Comments (Comments)

Samsung brand suffers from Galaxy Note 7 woes
Posted on 12-Oct-2016 07:56Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Samsung has little choice but to scrap the Galaxy Note 7. But that’s only the start of its problems. The cost of the Galaxy Note 7 recall is astronomical. Dropping the phone means foregoing at least $10 billion revenue now and, maybe, a billion or so in profit.  Then there’s the cost of two product […] Comments (Comments)

The Icehouse opens applications for new Flux Accelerator
Posted on 11-Oct-2016 20:43Tags News, Web media

The Icehouse's new Flux Accelerator offers up to $100,000 to tech start-ups. Comments (Comments)

Spark to stop replacements of the new Samsung Galaxy Note7
Posted on 11-Oct-2016 20:37Tags News, Android

Spark has become aware this afternoon of one incident involving a Spark customer's Note7 device. Comments (Comments)

No allergy worries with Apple Watch Series 2
Posted on 11-Oct-2016 11:34Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

The last time I wore an Apple Watch it made me ill. The Apple Watch Series 2 models do not. Comments (Comments)

BlackBerry phone business ends not with a bang but a whimper
Posted on 10-Oct-2016 19:39Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

BlackBerry knows all about disruption. It was the top smartphone brand when Apple launched the iPhone in 2007. The phone maker continued to grow for the next three years. BlackBerry customer numbers didnít peak until 2011. Itís been downhill ever since Last month BlackBerry finally threw in the towel. The company said it is shutting […] Comments (Comments)

Windows 8 damaged Microsoft in ways 10 canít fix
Posted on 9-Oct-2016 13:06Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

In midĖ2013 I needed a new computer. Like many others I chose A MacBook Air instead of a Windows laptop. It wasnít my first Apple. In 1984 I bought one of the first 128k Macs. There were others. Yet for twenty years my work had revolved around Microsoft Windows. A vote against Windows So why […] Comments (Comments)

TVNZ DUKE and OnDemand have teamed up to bring extensive coverage of eLeague
Posted on 7-Oct-2016 23:28Tags News, Consumer Electronics

eLeague is a Professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league featuring 24 teams from across the world to compete in two 10-week league seasons annually, which includes a regular season, playoffs, and a championship tournament for $1,100,000 USD in prize money. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand organisations continue to experiment with IoT solutions as security and cost limits deployment
Posted on 7-Oct-2016 21:30Tags News, Computing

Initial results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) 2016 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey show that the market is pivoting away from proof of concept projects to scalable Internet of Things (IoT) deployments that are incorporating cloud, analytics, and security capabilities. Comments (Comments)

High needs children see a future in tech jobs
Posted on 7-Oct-2016 21:28Tags News, Computing

National charity organisation Code Club Aotearoa has teamed up with Christchurch's Allenvale School on a first of its kind New Zealand initiative to teach high needs students how to think like a computer. Comments (Comments)

Older students flocking to Vision College's new computer class
Posted on 7-Oct-2016 21:27Tags News, Computing

Generation X and Baby Boomers are flocking to upskill in computing and business administration, with extra classes being put on to meet the demand. Comments (Comments)

What youíll pay for Vodafone gigabit fibre
Posted on 7-Oct-2016 18:33Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand’s second largest ISP, Vodafone, says it will soon offer gigabit fibre plans. The price in the Northpower, Enable and Ultra Fast Fibre UFB areas will be $140 a month. It says “Elsewhere”, read that as the Chorus UFB area, prices will be released in the “near future”.[1] Vodafone stands out from the service […] Comments (Comments)

Google Pixel phone, creepy Home speaker sideline New ZealandÖ for now
Posted on 7-Oct-2016 07:44Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand is not among the first countries to get Googleís Pixel phones. The US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and India are all ahead of us in the queue. Google says it plans to sell the phones in more countries, but offers no further details. Thereís also no news about when the creepy Google Home […] Comments (Comments)

Google Pixel phone, creepy Home speaker sideline New ZealandÖ for now
Posted on 6-Oct-2016 14:12Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand is not among the first countries to get Googleís Pixel phones. The US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and India are all ahead of us in the queue. Google says it plans to sell the phones in more countries, but offers no further details. Thereís also no news about when the creepy Google Home […] Comments (Comments)

Throw Yahoo mail overboard now, then worry about everything else
Posted on 6-Oct-2016 08:54Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Yahoo canít do anything right with email. It can’t do anything right by its customers. The web company has also been a nightmare for partners like Spark NZ. The sooner Yahoo wraps up and stops trading the better for everyone. If you havenít already severed your ties with Yahoo, stop reading this, go to the […] Comments (Comments)


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