Mastercard Provides Mobile Wallet Solution

Press Release – Mastercard

New Zealand March 31, 2015 MasterCard Mobile Transaction Solutions (MTS) has today announced that it is providing the mobile wallet solution for Semble to enable secure contactless payments with a smartphone in New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand’s First Mobile Wallet Launches Today

Press Release – Semble

Landmark industry collaboration succeeds in launching first mobile wallet for Kiwis One stop shop solution; everything in the wallet accessed via a single app on a smartphone A brand new virtual mobile marketplace for Kiwi businesses Snapper … Read more »

ANZ Bank Selects Bell ID for HCE Mobile Payments

Press Release – Bell ID

30 March 2015 Host card emulation (HCE) specialist, Bell ID is enabling the launch of ANZ New Zealands upgraded goMoney mobile app, which is set to feature a cloud-based HCE near field communication (NFC) mobile wallet. The project, for … Read more »

The ANZIAs are coming! The ANZIAs are coming!

Press Release – InternetNZ

Exciting times ahead – New Zealand is the host of this year’s Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards, the ANZIAs! The ANZIAs will be held on 27 August, in Auckland at St Matthews in the City. Read more »

Do Mobile Phones Have a New Calling?

Press Release – Canstar

50% of Gen Ys say that data is more important than call minutes or texts Read more »

Technology more important than ever for not-for-profits

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Upgrading out-of-date infrastructure and making better use of online media are top priorities for Australian and New Zealand not-for-profits in their efforts to keep up in the digital age. Read more »

Kordia steps up offerings for ME market

Press Release – Kordia

Today (March 27) Kordia NZ announces a new partnership with Vadacom to deliver a cloud-based PBX solution with lines and calling bundled together in one bill. Read more »

Inquiry into allegations of GCSB interception in Pacific

Press Release – Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Inquiry into allegations of GCSB interception of communications in the South Pacific – 25 March 2015, 3.00pm Read more »

Te Huarahi Tika Trust celebrates a successful year

Press Release – Te Huarahi Tika Trust

Te Huarahi Tika Trust is now in its 15th year of investing in 3G spectrum and remains a shareholder in 2 Degrees Mobile on behalf of Mori. In 2000 Te Huarahi Tika Trust secured $5milion dollars from the Crown which the Trust’s commercial arm Hautaki … Read more »

Proximity Payments Inching Closer to Mass Market

Opinion – Ovum

Wait and see approach to technology will leave some telecoms, merchants and payment providers behind in 2015 Read more »

Lightbox drops price on Netflix launch

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Sparks online television service Lightbox has responded to tomorrow’s arrival of newcomer Netflix in the New Zealand market by dropping its monthly pricing from $15 to $12.99 for new and existing customers immediately. Read more »

2degrees unlikely to shake up landline prices: commentators

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – 2degrees’ purchase of internet service provider Snap, which gives it a foothold in the landline market, is unlikely to deliver a big shake-up in prices and it may also need to partner with a subscription video on demand service … Read more »

UPDATE: 2degrees buys Snap to enter landline market

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – 2degrees, the challenger mobile phone company, has announced it is buying Christchurch-based internet service provider Snap Internet for an undisclosed sum as part of a move into the landline market. Read more »

2degrees acquires Snap ISP for complete business offering

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – 2Degrees, New Zealand’s third-largest mobile telecommunications provider, is to acquire Christchurch-based internet service provider, Snap, to allow it to compete more effectively for business customers by offering a full range of … Read more »

A real choice of total telco service coming your way soon

Press Release – 2 Degrees Mobile

2degrees has purchased Internet service provider Snap and will launch fixed-mobile services this year, accelerating its growth as a full service communications provider. Read more »

Wellington software company helps Kiwis 100 million times

Press Release – Abletech

Wellington software company Abletech has counted how many times Kiwis have used their address auto-complete tool to get street addresses accurate. It just tipped over 100,000,000. Read more »

Q+A: Nat’s Osborne he’s running scared to debate Peters

Press Release – TVNZ

Speaking from Mangawhai Mr Osborne told TV Ones Q+A programme, Oh, not at all. Not scared at all. Not one bit. Were out here talking to voters in the electorate. Read more »

Rural Broadband – the Poor Country Cousin

Press Release – TrueNet

The Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) funded by Government is having an immense impact, halving download times for upgraded connections, but still not as good as urban broadband. Read more »

Video games continue to show strong growth in NZ

Press Release – Interactive Games and Entertainment Association

Auckland, New Zealand 20 March 2015 The last year saw New Zealands interactive games industry soar by 18 per cent to a value of NZD$347m off the back of a strong increase in digital sales. While traditional retail purchases remained largely static, … Read more »

New technology results in improved patient care

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance

A new, high tech system is helping paramedics improve patient care in the Wellington and Wairarapa regions. Read more »

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