Stories by Stuart Corner

Kim Dotcom team to appeal High Court’s extradition ruling

​Kim Dotcom’s legal team has said it will appeal against the High Court’s decision that he and two colleagues can be extradited and face trial in the US or a range of charges stemming from Kim Dotcom making copyright material available via his Megaupload service.

New satnav technology promises 10 centimetre accuracy

The minister for Economic Development and minister of Transport, Simon Bridges, has announced that New Zealand wil join Australia to develop and trial satellite technology to improve the accuracy of satellite navigation systems such as GPS, and will contribute $A2m to the project.

Chorus doubles half year profit, lifts full year guidance

Chorus has reported net profit after tax for the six months to 31 December 2016 of $66m, double the figure for the same period last year. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were up 60 percent to $335m.

LookSee to lure IT pros from Trump’s America

LookSee Wellington, an initiative of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) and Workhere New Zealand designed to attract IT professionals to New Zealand, has joined a growing list of overseas organisations seeking to exploit president Donald Trump’s clampdown on migrants and visitors to the US.

CEOs’ biggest worries: Security, skills, technological change

PwC has released the results of its 20th annual NZ CEO survey saying it shows cyber threats, skills shortages and the speed of technological change as CEOs main worries. Ninety one percent were worried about cyber security, 84 percent about the availability of key skills and 84 percent about the speed of technological change.

Pushpay scores $5m Callaghan Innovations R&D grant

Mobile commerce company, Pushpay Holdings (NZX: PPH) has scored a Research and Development (R&D) Growth Grant from Government R&D agency Callaghan Innovation worth up to $15 million over three years. It follows the company gaining a $960,000 R&D grant from Callaghan in June 2015.

Spark lifts half year result, predicts flat full year

Spark has reported increases in revenue, EBITDA and NPAT for the six months to 32 December but says full year revenue and EBITDA are likely to show zero or minimal growth as a result, in part, of an unexpected estimated $15m increase in full year capex necessitated by the recent Kaikoura earthquake.

Northpower makes world first NG-PON2 deployment

Northpower Fibre has become the first telco in the world to demonstrate Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2 (NG-PON2) technology in a live network, according to its technology supplier Calix.

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