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Slingshot opens up global content to restricted Kiwi users...
"We know Kiwis want to watch movies and TV series online – but are blocked from using the world’s best and most popular streaming services."
Sky's the limit as Westcon NZ launches new cloud services
"Westcon has now truly transformed part of our business and entered the world of ‘Digital Distribution’..."
The Amazon Story: Don’t worry we’ll make it up with volume
I know the argument well; so what we are losing money, we’ll just make it up in volume.
Can the Amazon smartphone burn Apple's market share?
Laced with high-end features, will this device be the cocktail to succeed in a market dominated by Apple & Co.?
Amazon to set world alight with Fire smartphone
"Fire Phone puts everything you love about Amazon in the palm of your hand..."
Is cloud operator lock in an issue for enterprise ?
Are open standards for cloud systems to interact going to become pervasive ?
Startup? Global company? How the cloud answers very different tech requirements
Two companies which occupy quite different positions have both answered their technology requirements by looking to cloud solutions provided by Amazon Web Services.
Voice Control: Why Apple, Google and Microsoft need to fight back
"This realisation is what will kick off a whole new effort from Google, Apple, and Microsoft to fight back..."
Microsoft challenges Amazon with mega Azure pricing cuts…
"We recognise that economics are a primary driver for some customers adopting cloud, and stand by our commitment to match prices and be best-in-class on price performance."
Android devices fuel strong tablet growth...
Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68 percent increase on 2012, according to Gartner.
Apple ahead of the tablet game as Samsung trails
"We expect commercial purchases of tablets to continue to accelerate in mature markets, but softness in the consumer segment point to a more challenging environment for tablets in 2014 and beyond."
Apple beats Coca-Cola to become World's Most Valuable Brand
Every so often, a company changes our lives, not just with its products, but also with its ethos.
PS4 Delay? Or just greater demand?
"Thank you for shopping with us. Your estimated delivery date is: Monday, January 6, 2014 – Wednesday, January 8, 2014."
Apple and Amazon find Appy ending
Warring companies settle their differences over the term "app store", with both promising to drop lawsuits.
Tablets on the slide BlackBerry? Not just yet
BlackBerry CEO may think tablets will fade within five years, but worldwide shipments continue to surge.
Microsoft hunts down Apple in iPad Mini market
Redmond company building smaller tablets in a bid to challenge Apple's iPad Mini and Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Cloud cuts coup for Microsoft as it targets Amazon
Software giant cuts prices for hosting and processing online data in an attempt to knock Amazon.com from the top spot.
Ex-Microsoft GM building "something secret" at Amazon
Former Windows Phone developer updates LinkedIn profile - saying he's now director of "something secret."
All hail the subscription-based business model
Unless the rock under which you’ve been living lately is particularly comfortable, you’ll have noticed that vendors everywhere are pushing hard towards subscription-based business models.
Amazon heads Down Under with Sydney roles
Amazon is eyeing up the Australia and New Zealand market for business growth with the company posting a slew of job listings for Sydney based roles for its Amazon Web Services business.
Apple leads the market as tablet shipments soar
iPad once again leads the way as worldwide tablet shipments outpaced predictions, hitting a record total of 52.5 million units.
Amazon unveils kid's Kindle in US
Company introduces Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, a subscription service covering children's books, games, educational apps and videos.
Next year Nexus sales to hit 9.6 million
Google forecasted to sell less tablets than originally expected due to slow Nexus 7 sales.
Tablets closing the gap on laptop market
Consumer demand for tablet computers will see unit shipments increase almost fourfold by 2016.