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Telecom takes on Sky with 5000 hours of Lightbox content...
Lightbox will provide up to 5000 hours of TV content for Kiwis, as Telecom takes the fight to internet-television industry rival Sky.
Harré heads to Helensville to hassle Key on Internet economy
Internet Party Leader Laila Harré will stand in John Key’s Helensville electorate because "the Prime Minister has some explaining to do."
Nice move, Slingshot...
Earlier this month Slingshot unblocked access to certain movie websites, much to the delight of their customers.
Ruckus: Look to cloud to offer Wi-Fi services and gain more
Putting Wi-Fi smarts in the cloud enables businesses to offer Wi-Fi as a valueadded service – and monetise it, says Ruckus Wireless' Renilda Saguil.
Adams slams "underwhelming" Labour UFB plans
"Labour is showing that after nearly six years in Opposition and three Opposition Leaders they still have no new ideas and precious little understanding of what is already happening."
Policy ushers in new era of choice in .nz domain names
"The change keeps all the advantages of the current system while expanding choice..."
Time for a change as Ultrafast Fibre CEO resigns
"The business is now in a good place for someone to take it forward and move it from a start-up to an operational business of scale."
Vodafone first to begin 4G rollout with 700MHz
"There’s no question that 4G – particularly in rural areas – will deliver economic benefit and have strong impacts for productivity."
"Purpose-built" internet offers $34 billion potential for Kiwi businesses
"Too many businesses aren’t using the tools available to unlock the Internet’s potential."
NZ first as ISP offers Bitcoin for broadband deals...
"We’re a web company, so it seems fitting to accept the world’s premier web currency..."
Green Party piggy-backs Govt's $65m internet cable plans
"The ICT sector is a key component of our vision for a smart green economy..."
On the ball HD expands UFB offering across NZ
"We can now satisfy our customers’ expectations for stability and network speed combined with our very competitive pricing structures."
NZ awaits as exciting NetHui programme takes shape...
The eagerly anticipated NetHui 2014 showpiece continues to come together as more announcements are made about the Auckland event in July.
Vodafone offers farmers glimpse of 4G future
"There’s no question that the widest possible deployment of 4G, particularly in rural areas, will deliver the maximum economic benefit with strong impacts for productivity."
"Win for digital generation" as political parties merge
"Our ambition has always been to get the voice of young New Zealanders – the digital generation – heard in Parliament."
Will court’s decision on the “right to be forgotten” do more harm than good?
"This move may sound reassuring for individuals and their personal freedom; however, it also looks difficult to enforce on a large scale, and may be very disruptive for the functioning of search engines going forward."
Instant .kiwi uptake for NZ businesses
The word Kiwi has come to represent New Zealanders all around the world and it’s not just about where they come from, it’s about who they are.
The simple but effective way to conquer the NZ tech space...
"I’m no Steve Jobs," laughs Seeby Woodhouse, the Voyager founder currently ripping up the Internet Service Provider market in New Zealand.
One world… One Internet?
For a planet made up of countries, cultures and climates galore, apart from the oxygen we collectively breathe, we remain connected by one growing constant.
Listen up - Microsoft rolls out Internet Explorer patch... Windows XP included
In what has been a very busy week for those in Redmond, Microsoft has today released a patch designed to fill the hole in its Internet Explorer browser.
Key NZ sectors leading online business adoption
"More New Zealand businesses are beginning to embrace the opportunities the internet is offering – from access to international markets to increased engagement with their customers."
At the helm of one of NZ's original success stories
Deidre Steyn tells David Williams how she is relishing the role of general manager at one of New Zealand’s original internet success stories.
Key launches mental health e-therapy for young Kiwis
Prime Minister John Key has launched SPARX, an online game-style tool to help young people develop skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed.
Green Party launches Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill
"With the help of the public, the Green Party will ensure that all Internet users are protected by basic human rights."