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  • 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.

    20 Feb. 17 16:52 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Smartphone users spurning ads

    Mobile marketing company, Snakk (NXT: SNK) says smartphone users are increasingly ignoring ads on their phones

    30 Jan. 17 13:05 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Oppo phones coming to NZ

    Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is set to enter the New Zealand market in the wake of introducing its latest model, the R9s into Australia and ramping up its presence there.

    20 Jan. 17 11:55 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Fitbits anything but, says Consumer NZ

    Consumer NZ’s survey of consumer electronic devices has found a quarter of Fitbit fitness trackers bought in the past three years needing repair or replacement.

    28 Oct. 16 15:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone NZ offers free mobile backup for fixed

    ​Vodafone says it is offering residential customers of its fixed broadband service who also subscribe to one of its latest mobile plans “unlimited” access to mobile broadband in the event of a problem with their fixed broadband service.

    26 Oct. 16 10:03 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone roaming SIM helps WaterForce go global

    Irrigation company WaterForce has selected Vodafone to supply a global SIM and cloud-based data management services to enable it to offer overseas its SCADAfarm service that allows farmers to control, monitor and manage their irrigation and pump systems remotely.

    17 Oct. 16 13:45 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Fixed broadband services in decline

    Statistics New Zealand has released the results of its latest annual ISP survey saying it shows a five percent drop in the total number of fixed broadband connections in New Zealand from June 2015 to June 2016.

    14 Oct. 16 15:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ANZ brings Apple Pay to New Zealand

    Apple Pay has arrived in New Zealand through the ANZ Bank. It will be available to customers with a Visa Debit or personal ANZ Visa credit card.

    14 Oct. 16 09:43 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Air New Zealand to offer inflight Wi-Fi

    Air New Zealand says it will offer inflight Wi-Fi on its jet services, starting with flights between New Zealand and Australia in the second half of 2017.

    07 Oct. 16 15:55 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Pushpay Holdings raises A$40m, prepares to list on ASX

    NZX listed mobile commerce technology company, Pushpay Holdings (NZSX: PAY), says it has completed the book build for its $A40 million private placement, at A$2.09 (NZ$2.20) per share, and will use the funds to further develop its technology stack, as working capital and to accelerate growth in international markets.

    05 Oct. 16 14:04 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark offers disadvantaged families $15 per month broadband

    Spark is to offer families with school-aged children unable to afford a commercial broadband service a 30GB ‘no-frills’ broadband service for $15 per month, about 25 percent the price of the cheapest commercial services available.

    23 Sept. 16 09:19 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Warehouses eye tech investments

    Zebra Technologies Corporation has released the results of its Warehouse Vision Study, which it says reveals that enterprises are seeking to rollout high-tech solutions to deal with increased shipment volumes.

    21 Sept. 16 15:26 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Rakon backed IoT startup Thinxtra scores global contract

    Thinxtra, the Australian startup backed by NZX-listed technology company Rakon that is rolling out a low powered wide radio area network for the Internet of Things has scored a global contract from Australian company Silicon Controls to monitor up to one million LPG tanks around the world.

    20 Sept. 16 16:44 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Microsoft names keynote speakers for Ignite NZ 2016

    Microsoft has announced two new keynote speakers for its developer conference, Microsoft’s Ignite NZ 2016 be held 25-28 October at SkyCity, Auckland, and has posted the conference session schedule on the web site: https://msignite.nz

    19 Sept. 16 15:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Deep-dive review: iOS 10 adds speed and smarts

    iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, brings a variety of upgrades to Siri, 3D Touch, the Lock Screen, Maps and other features.

    14 Sept. 16 03:01 Written by Michael deAgonia
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