Stellar Library of NZ at world’s largest IT trade fair

Press Release – Convergence

Stellar Library, a cloud-based document management system for iPads, is heading to Interop, the worlds largest annual trade fair for information technology (IT). Read more »

Big Media Gang takes consumer choice to court

Press Release – Bypass Network Services

Sky, Mediaworks, TVNZ and Lightbox have once again given Bypass Network Services Limited (BNSL) an ultimatum. Shut down by 12pm today, or were taking you to court. Read more »

Infometrics launch web-based community demographic profiles

Press Release – Infometrics

Infometrics launches web-based community demographic profiles Infometrics are pleased to announce the launching of complimentary web-based Community Profiles for every territorial authority and region of New Zealand. The Community Profiles are a tool … Read more »

Mobile Network Issues 16/4/15

Press Release – Vodafone

CONFIRMED ISSUE – Mobile Network Issues – Nationwide [original post 9:30am 16/4/15, updated 10am] Read more »

Skinny Announces NZ’s Cheapest Prepay Data Deal

Press Release – Skinny Mobile

According to new research from Canstar Blue, at least half of New Zealands Gen Y population places more value on data than call minutes or texts. Read more »

Global Mode is here to stay

Press Release – Bypass Network Services

Late in the day, while everyone was leaving work for the Easter holidays, we read on a news site that the big media gang was looking to shut down Global Mode. We found out from the press they had an issue before the big media gang lawyers had even contacted … Read more »

New Tactics Give Attackers Free Rein Over Corporate Networks

Press Release – Symantec

Symantec report reveals five out of six large companies were targeted in 2014, a 40 percent increase over the previous year. Read more »

Another regional ISP forced to switch off Global Mode

Press Release – PrimoWireless

Taranaki broadband provider PrimoWireless has been forced to disable access to Global Mode services after being threatened with legal action from a conglomerate of NZ media companies. Read more »

Purple WiFi expands to Australia and New Zealand

Press Release – Purple WiFi

April 13th, 2015 : Purple WiFi, the cloud-based Social WiFi software company, today announced its expansion to Australia and New Zealand. Read more »

Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 435 launch in New Zealand

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

First Microsoft branded Lumia smartphones arrive in New Zealand, bringing the best of Microsoft to even more people 14 April 2015, Auckland, New Zealand: Microsoft today announced the launch of the first Microsoft branded Lumias in New Zealand, … Read more »

Payday for CallPlus founders in $250M sale to M2

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – M2 Group, the ASX-listed voice and data services company, has agreed to acquire New Zealand’s Call Plus for $250 million, gaining the nation’s third largest broadband and fixed voice services provider and the Slingshot, Orcon, … Read more »

CallPlus sale signals new era for Kiwi telco

Press Release – CallPlus

CallPlus, New Zealands third largest telco and broadband provider, has been acquired by Australian-based, telecommunications and utilities provider, M2 Group Ltd (ASX: MTU, M2) for NZ$250 million. The move comes on the back of CallPlus made … Read more »

Skinny Mobile earns five stars in the Canstar Blue Awards

Press Release – Skinny Mobile

Skinny wins 2015 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers, Mobile Phone, Prepaid; awarded five stars across all categories Read more »

Pricing and availability for new Xperia™ E4g

Press Release – Sony New Zealand Limited

10 April 2015, Auckland Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) today announced the launch of its latest handset, the Xperia E4g, available now on the Spark network. Read more »

CallPlus Statement – Global Mode legal threats

Press Release – CallPlus

Callplus, and its subsidiaries Slingshot, Orcon and Flip, strongly believe that access to the internet via Global Mode is completely legal. The threat of legal action by TVNZ, Mediaworks, SKY and Spark is merely an attempt to restrict consumer choice … Read more »

Online harassment requires more enforcement, not more laws

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The case of an Indian student being defamed and threatened online is an indictment of flawed police practice, not existing legislation, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Spark announces HTC One M9 available nationwide and online

Press Release – Spark

Spark has announced today that the HTC One M9 is now available from Spark Retail Stores nationwide, and online at for only $46 per month interest free on the $59 Open Term Ultra Mobile plan. Read more »

Innovation wars hit New Zealand

Press Release – InternetNZ

News that Sky, Mediaworks, TVNZ and Spark are threatening legal action against Internet companies shows the importance of the pending Copyright Act review. It was announced today that those companes who provide services to access international geo-blocked … Read more »

Aussie firm to buy Spark’s international voice business

Article – BusinessDesk

ASX-listed My Net Phone to buy Spark’s international voice business for $22.4M Read more »

TUANZ welcomes mobile wallet innovation in NZ

Press Release – TUANZ

The announcement this morning of SEMBLE, New Zealands own mobile wallet coming only 5 months after APPLE launched their proprietary solution in the USA has been welcomed by TUANZ. The launch today of contactless payment using your smartphone … Read more »

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