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Closing the copper network

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 5:33 pm | Digitl

A year ago I posted When should we rip out the copper network?  It's too early to name a date today, but following this discussion on Linkedin , I predicted: As the law stands today, a street has copper even if only one house uses it. The price is ... More >>

How (and why) New Zealand bucks worldwide PC sales trend

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 5:21 pm | Digitl

New Zealand PC sales surged in 2014. IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker unit reports sales grew almost 16 percent during the year. That total zoomed past IDC’s already bullish forecast. More >>

Google tweaks Google+ mix as Photos, Streams break away

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 5:17 pm | Digitl

Mike Murphy gets to the point for Quartz when he writes Google will strip Google+ for parts . More >>

Tackling data sovereignty

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 5:13 pm | Digitl

From a story I wrote for TechTarget's Storage ANZ eZine: Storage is a popular and fast-growing cloud service in Australia, but it comes with its challenges, not least local laws and latency Download the February ANZ Storage Management e-zine . There ... More >>

Broadband as part of the bigger infrastructure picture

Monday, 2 March 2015, 8:43 pm | Digitl

Yet the government-sponsored Ultrafast Broadband project and the Rural Broadband Initiative are just two of a series of major infrastructure projects transforming New Zealand cities. More >>

Samsung Galaxy S6: It all hinges on price

Monday, 2 March 2015, 8:39 pm | Digitl

Recent Samsung Galaxy phone launches have been a mixed bag. There were smartphones that are too plastic and phones with cheesy-looking exteriors. More >>

BlackBerry Classic: Steampunk smartphone

Friday, 27 February 2015, 3:08 pm | Digitl

BlackBerry Classic takes design back to a time the brand was still a name to conjure with. BB fans will love it, everyone else will ignore it. More >>

Broadband as part of the bigger infrastructure picture

Friday, 27 February 2015, 2:47 pm | Digitl

New Zealand's government sponsored fibre Ultrafast Broadband and the Rural Broadband Initiative are just two major infrastructure projects transforming the nation. More >>

JBL OnBeat Micro: iPhone speaker review

Friday, 20 February 2015, 1:32 pm | Digitl

JBL’s OnBeat Micro, NZ$120 , is a black pint-size iPhone or iPod speaker dock with a Lightning connector. More >>

Me-too Dick Smith sees NZ sales fall

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:37 pm | Digitl

Dick Smith Holdings blames market competition and weak consumer sentiment for poor New Zealand sales. Businessdesk reports the result in Dick Smith’s NZ 1H sales fall in competitive market. More >>

Catalyst offer competitive open source cloud in New Zealand

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:14 pm | Digitl

New Zealand open-source champion Catalyst has taken on the multinationals launching a locally-hosted automated cloud service. More >>

Questions as Vocus lifts Southern Cross capacity

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:06 pm | Digitl

In a press release  Vocus says it aims to lift its Southern Cross capacity by 10 times . Sydney-based Vocus entered into an agreement to buy extra capacity on the undersea link between New Zealand, Australia and the US over a six-year period, beginning ... More >>

Uber: The lost opportunity

Friday, 23 January 2015, 8:49 am | Digitl

At Whatisitwellington Ian Apperley says the fuss over Uber operating in New Zealand is a fight between dinosaurs and exciting new business models:  The War on Uber in New Zealand: Dinosaur business models meet new tech . More >>

Fast broadband: How does New Zealand shape up internationall

Friday, 23 January 2015, 8:41 am | Digitl

[caption id="attachment_20665" align="alignnone" width="660"] World’s fastest broadband - click to expand chart[/caption] More >>

Looming customer service cuts at Vodafone

Friday, 23 January 2015, 8:36 am | Digitl

The New Zealand Herald reports Vodafone plans to trim staff numbers across the board and cut the customer service department by up to 100 jobs. . The proposal, outlined in an internal document obtained by the Herald, is part of a restructuring expected ... More >>

Credit where credit is due on NZ tech regulation

Friday, 23 January 2015, 8:32 am | Digitl

From Andrew Cushen at InternetNZ writing in Flexibility of regulation for technology .: ...the government moving relatively quickly to respond to technical innovation in a sensible, considered matter, and that seeks to accommodate that innovation rather ... More >>

Wake up call from Trend Micro Internet Security for Mac 2015

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 9:48 am | Digitl

They have a point. Malware writers go for big, easy targets. Windows is a big, easy target. OS X remains small by comparison. More >>

Apple productivity: 2015 edition

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 9:44 am | Digitl

Apple is the only firm making its own version of all the productivity tools we use daily. More >>

NZ Herald's steampunk view of Xero

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 9:37 am | Digitl

Read the headline on Hamish Fletcher 's  High-flyer Xero crashes to worst spot  and you might think the accounting software as a service company is in trouble. More >>

Vodafone's price rise

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 9:26 am | Digitl

Vodafone will raise the price of most fixed line plans by $4 a month from next month. It says the price rise will affect about 300,000 customers. More >>

 

 

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