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Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:35 pm | Digitl

There are areas where New Zealand's mobile market competition does not work as well as it might. Here are three for the Commerce Commission to consider. More >>

Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:28 pm | Digitl

New Zealand is getting a chief technology officer. There's a lot to do, but the job is as much about setting the tone, making sure policymakers are informed and giving technology a seat at the top table. More >>

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:17 pm | Digitl

Facebook will drop traditional news stories from the News Feed. Mark Zuckerberg says the goal is to clean up the social network making it a force for good . The move is overdue. More >>

Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:12 pm | Digitl

You don't need to spend the thick end of NZ$2000 to get a decent phone. The NZ$500 Huawei Nova 2i gives you three-quarters of a modern high-end phone for a quarter of the price. More >>

New Zealand hits peak broadband data

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:09 pm | Digitl

Chorus’ network hit its 2017 peak at 9.25pm on December 10. The broadband network was delivering 1.328 Terabits per second. The numbers are rising fast. More >>

Sky TV fights piracy battle that's already been won

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 7:36 pm | Digitl

Sky TV launched legal action in a bid to force ISPs to block access to streaming and video download websites. More >>

European regulator wants to rein in tech

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 6:17 pm | Digitl

Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, says the government has to move fast to ensure that tech does not subvert society. Presumably, she means the European government. "...as it becomes clearer how those companies were ... More >>

Google opens door to New Zealand smart home

Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:12 am | Digitl

Nest, the smart thermostat maker Google acquired in 2014, is the world’s best-known home automation brand. The company is now selling its smart home products and services in New Zealand. More >>

Nokia 3310 - a $100 nostalgia phone with long battery life

Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:05 am | Digitl

Phone nostalgia fans will love the new Nokia 3310 3G. The $100 phone looks like the old Nokia 3310 that was a hit in the first years of the 21st century. More >>

Active wholesale as Chorus tackles wireless challenge

Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:00 am | Digitl

Computerworld New Zealand reports that Chorus says it has moved to 'active wholesale' to stem the loss of customers to rival networks . More >>

TDL shows flat telecommunications growth

Friday, 27 October 2017, 5:39 pm | Digitl

This week the Commerce Commission published its draft numbers for the $50 million Telecommunications Development Levy. In a way the TDL acts as a report card on the shifting fortunes of the main telecommunications companies. More >>

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 9:33 am | Digitl

Vodafone CEO Russell Stanners and Sky TV CEO John Fellett at the launch event in Auckland. More >>

Vocus New Zealand on the block as Aussies bail

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 9:27 am | Digitl

Vocus is preparing its New Zealand assets, which include mobile, broadband, and energy offerings, for sale by June 2018, while also exploring the sale of its 'non-core Australian assets' including datacentres. Source: Vocus to sell New Zealand assets ... More >>

The latest mobile phones in perspective

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:16 am | Bill Bennett

This year's premium phones are better equipped and more powerful than most PCs. They also tend to be more expensive. More >>

Notes on Nokia's phone comeback

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:12 am | Bill Bennett

There's a Nokia 8 phone vibrating on the desk in front of me. Soon I'll write a potted review of my experience with the phone. For now, let's tease you with this: My first impressions are favourable. More >>

Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:08 am | Bill Bennett

Earlier this year Communications Minister Simon Bridges wrote to the Commerce Commission asking it to investigate competition in the mobile market. More >>

Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:06 am | Bill Bennett

The Nokia 8 looks and feels nice enough.It covers all the bases, but is expensive compared with other mid-range Android handsets More >>

Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup

Sunday, 8 October 2017, 2:18 pm | Digitl

Acronis True Image promises to store all your data so you can recover it in a hurry. The company's marketing says the process is complete and easy. More >>

Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over

Friday, 6 October 2017, 9:10 am | Digitl

Vodafone has a new version of its speech-mark logo and a new slogan:  ‘The Future is Exciting. Ready?’ More >>

New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:04 am | Digitl

New Zealanders don't like welfare agencies using personal spending data from credit card or insurance to verify benefit claims. More >>

 

 

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