QLDC backs Wanaka’s Gigatown Bid

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

The whole of the Queenstown Lakes District should throw its weight behind Wanakas bid to become New Zealands first Gigatown, Mayor Vanessa van Uden said today. Read more »

Consumers want answers, yet companies fail to Front Up

Press Release – Slingshot

New Zealanders are paying a premium for products but the companies who set the prices either dont care or are refusing to justify their mark ups, according to Frontup.co.nz. Read more »

Spark Fibre a Standout Performer

Press Release – TrueNet

In August, new entrant Spark blitzed the TrueNet UFB fibre results with a sizzling best for International file download speeds to Sydney, along with the quickest times to download both New Zealand and Australian Live webpages. Bigpipe , was easily the … Read more »

IGIS: No Indiscriminate Interception of NZers’ Data Found

Press Release – Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

As part of my role as Inspector-General, I review whether the GCSB complies with the restrictions upon interception of New Zealanders communications and with the requirement to intercept communications only for authorised purposes. That review … Read more »

Snakk mulls employee shares in remuneration packages

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – NZAX-listed Snakk Media is considering offering employees shares in the company as part of their remuneration package. Read more »

vGRID-Flex by theCloud delivers hourly based cloud computing

Press Release – theCloud

New Zealand cloud service provider, theCloud, today launched vGRID-Flex – New Zealands first ever service that allows businesses to consume virtual infrastructure services on an hourly basis. Read more »

ESPN signed to new Snakk division called Represent Media

Press Release – Snakk Media

Advertisers can now access premium publisher titles for mobile ad campaigns via new Snakk subsidiary Read more »

NSA whistleblower Snowden says kiwis are ‘being watched’

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Fugitive spying whistleblower Edward Snowden put in an appearance via the internet at tonight’s Internet Party Moment of Truth event to back up his claims that mass surveillance of New Zealanders is already taking place … Read more »

Greenwald posts article on NZ spying allegations

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – American journalist Glen Greenwald has released a story on The Intercept website entitled ‘New Zealand launched mass surveillance project while publicly denying it’. Read more »

Claims of cable access total nonsense

Press Release – Southern Cross Cable Network

The claims made today by journalist Glenn Greenwald that the Southern Cross undersea cables have been tapped into or accessed are total nonsense said the CEO Anthony Briscoe today. Read more »

World first recordable video calling from within CRM

Press Release – Suitebox

New Zealand-based mobile developer Suitebox is the first company to globally launch a recordable video app that integrates fully with any Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. Read more »

Pop superstar Lady Gaga using Shuttlerock’s kiwi software

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand visual marketing software company Shuttlerock has added Lady Gaga to its client list. Read more »

22 year old jailed for trading child abuse images

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to 25 months imprisonment in the Palmerston North District Court today for importing and distributing electronic videos of children being sexually abused. Read more »

NZRise pleased with evolution of ICT Policies

Press Release – NZRise

NZRise is pleased with how political parties are developing their ICT policies but cautions they need a long term effort from Government to put them in place. Read more »

Global privacy sweep raises mobile app concerns

Press Release – Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Nearly one third (31 percent) of all mobile apps raise concerns about the nature of permissions sought, a global sweep of mobile apps has found. One in three apps surveyed appeared to request access to information that exceeded their functionality. Read more »

Startup Accelerator kicking off Auckland Programm

Press Release – Lightning Lab

Startup Accelerator Lightning Lab is officially kicking off its Auckland Programme with a nationwide event series Read more »

What happens on social media when the spark goes out?

Press Release – Jenny Rudd from MOSH

Spark have had a busy few days with their IT gang working overtime trying to sort out the mess after a few nosy kiwis clicked on links which claimed to take viewers to the leaked pictures of celebrities such as Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lawrence. … Read more »

Network update after extremely high traffic loads

Press Release – Spark

Update time again! As far as our network goes, the status is the same from Sunday weve isolated the malicious traffic and our DNS servers are back to normal load. Read more »

2degrees extends 4G to Wellington

Press Release – 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees has extended its 4G footprint, today flicking the switch on its fourth generation mobile network in central Wellington. Read more »

Appeal Court dashes Chorus’s bid to overturn price ruling

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The Court of Appeal has dismissed Chorus’s bid to overturn a decision upholding proposed cuts to the regulated pricing of services over its copper line services. Read more »

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