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LG unveils the G4, its most ambitious smartphone yet
Posted on 1-May-2015 09:43Tags News, Android

LG paid special attention to materials used in its newest flagship, available in handcrafted, genuine full grain leather in six colours, as well as improvements in photography. Comments (Comments)

TomTom launches new GO navigation devices with lifetime world maps and lifetime speed cameras
Posted on 30-Apr-2015 14:44Tags News, GPS

Lifetime TomTom Traffic is available via a smartphone connection on the TomTom GO 510 and the TomTom GO 6100 offer Lifetime TomTom Traffic via a built-in SIM with unlimited data and roaming at no extra cost. Comments (Comments)

New Polycom services help IT expand workplace collaboration
Posted on 30-Apr-2015 14:40Tags News, VoIP

Polycom RealAccess brings the power of big data and connected products to help IT departments analyse utilisation, capacity and success rates to make faster and smarter decisions. Comments (Comments)

TomTom shakes up the action camera market with new TomTom Bandit Action Camera
Posted on 30-Apr-2015 11:52Tags News, Consumer Electronics

TomTom has announced the new TomTom Bandit Action Camera which makes editing and sharing videos quick and easy. Instead of spending hours downloading and sorting through footage, users can now create, edit and share it within moments of the action. Comments (Comments)

Xero announces latest innovations for small business
Posted on 30-Apr-2015 11:44Tags News, SaaS

Company previews Business Performance dashboard to improve business health and integration with Microsoft Office 365. Comments (Comments)

Xero and Paymark join forces to eliminate paper receipts
Posted on 30-Apr-2015 11:41Tags News, SaaS

The Paymark EFTPOS network processes more than 75 per cent of all electronic transactions in the New Zealand retail market. Coupled with Xero's 138,000 New Zealand business customers, the companies are well positioned to eliminate paper receipts to small businesses and consumers. Comments (Comments)

NZ small business productivity, technology
Posted on 30-Apr-2015 10:34Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Westpac’s 2015 Grow New Zealand survey reports nearly one-third of New Zealand small and medium-sized enterprises say digital technology had no impact on their business over the past five years and 27 percent don’t expect it to in the next five years. At first sight this looks bad, but the cup is two-thirds full. Most […] Comments (Comments)

Microsoft announces new Windows 10 browser, Universal apps scaling and new .NET Core for OS X and Linux
Posted on 30-Apr-2015 09:46Tags News, Computing

Microsoft Corp. has announced new features in Windows 10 and unveiled a set of software development kits (SDKs) to help developers bring their code for the Web, .NET, Win32, Android and iOS to Windows 10. Comments (Comments)

Adobe and Microsoft partner to transform customer engagement across sales, service and marketing
Posted on 29-Apr-2015 22:15Tags News, SaaS

Partnership includes the integration of Adobe Marketing Cloud Solutions with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution. Comments (Comments)

Amazon, Apple: A tale of two tech giants
Posted on 29-Apr-2015 17:30Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Last week Amazon Web Services announced an operating profit of US$265 million for the quarter. It was the first time Amazon broke out the figures for its cloud business. Meanwhile Apple turned in another record result with quarterly revenues of US$58 billion and earnings up 33 percent to US$13.6 billion. Both companies did better than expected. […] Comments (Comments)

High profile Silicon Valley thought leaders to visit New Zealand
Posted on 28-Apr-2015 15:32Tags News, Web media

Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures and Adiba Barney, CEO of Silicon Valley Forum to visit the country. Comments (Comments)

Apple 2015 MacBook: Between laptop and tablet
Posted on 28-Apr-2015 09:35Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Earlier this month I took the MacBook on the road for a reporting job. Here’s what I learnt: Apple’s newest laptop isn’t a MacBook Air. It just goes by the name MacBook — a pared down name for a pared down computer. It uses technologies and techniques Apple learnt from making the iPhone and the […] Comments (Comments)

Braintree announces expansion into New Zealand
Posted on 24-Apr-2015 20:47Tags News, Web media

Less than two months after announcing plans for an APAC launch into Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, the company announced its expansion into New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Wellington Tech Hub one step closer
Posted on 24-Apr-2015 20:22Tags News, Web media

The go-to place for Wellington's innovative tech community to connect, collaborate and generate new and exciting ideas is a step closer with the establishment of a Tech Hub by Wellington City Council. Comments (Comments)

Intel Compute Stick available through channels now
Posted on 24-Apr-2015 20:18Tags News, Computing

The Intel Compute Stick, a new pocket-sized computer based on a quad-core Intel Atom processor running Windows 8.1 with Bing, is available now through Intel Authorized Dealers for much of the world. Comments (Comments)

Joint venture between RHAANZ and Wireless Nation to bring broadband access to more rural communities
Posted on 24-Apr-2015 13:52Tags News, Broadband

Rural communities will soon have unparalleled access to the internet thanks to a new partnership between Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) and ISP Wireless Nation. Comments (Comments)

CLOUD M launches its Blerter business app for the Apple Watch
Posted on 24-Apr-2015 13:49Tags News, Mobile

Health and safety app Blerter will be available on Apple's wearable Apple Watch at launch. Comments (Comments)

Zomato and Uber announce global tie-up to provide enhanced experience to diners
Posted on 24-Apr-2015 13:43Tags News, Web media

Zomato, a global restaurant search and discovery app, and Uber have announced a partnership that will help both products bring more to their users across the globe. Comments (Comments)

The Warehouse and announce partnership
Posted on 24-Apr-2015 13:40Tags News, Web media is building a small family of corporate partnerships with New Zealand companies focused on connecting more closely with and enhancing their local communities. Comments (Comments)

Mobile app Postr brings news, deals and weather to lock screens
Posted on 24-Apr-2015 13:26Tags News, Web media

Postr is rolling out new features to its lock screen app that enable users to browse news, weather and deals without having to unlock their mobile phone. Comments (Comments)

Local businesses concerned about online threats according to MYOB survey
Posted on 23-Apr-2015 14:51Tags News, Security

Losing access to data, having business information hacked and even snooping foreign governments are among the concerns of local SMEs expressed in the latest MYOB Digital Nation report. Comments (Comments)

Ross Patterson: NZ private sector fibre beats Australian publicly funded NBN
Posted on 23-Apr-2015 09:43Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

CommsDay reports on comments by former telecommunications commissioner Ross Patterson: New Zealand’s private sector-led approach to its fast broadband deployment is far more likely to achieve a successful outcome than Australia’s publicly funded NBN model. Patterson, now a partner at legal firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts told delegates at the CommsDay Summit in Sydney there […] Comments (Comments)

NZ Tech Podcast 225 in London: Apple Watch, Game of Thrones, Huawei P8
Posted on 22-Apr-2015 18:39Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

From London Paul Spain joins Glenn Williams to discuss Apple Watch, Game of Thrones distribution challenges, coming smartphones (Huawei P8, LG G4), CallPlus-Slingshot sale to Australia’s M2 and some interesting UK topics. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) with guest Glenn Williams (@radiowammo). Published by NZ’s Podcast specialists – Podcasts NZ. Get the Podcast here: […] Comments (Comments)

NZ SMEs say technology has no business impact
Posted on 22-Apr-2015 18:12Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

“Nearly one third of New Zealand small and medium-sized enterprises say digital technology has had no impact on their business over the past five years and 27 percent don’t expect it to in the next five years.” — 2015 Westpac Grow New Zealand survey From Many NZ SMEs say technology has no impact on their business | […] Comments (Comments)

Open Source Open Society 2016: Sign me up
Posted on 21-Apr-2015 09:07Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

As a journalist I spend a lot of time in conferences. There’s often a sense of déjà vu. The same faces, topics and speakers show up time after time. Even the same food. It’s not unusual to recognise recycled PowerPoint slides or even an entire presentation from a previous event. Powerpoint slides are never old […] Comments (Comments)

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