• Samsung's smartphone share hit by Note7 debacle, stiff competition

    Samsung Electronics continued on top of the smartphone market in the third quarter but was battered by the impact of the Note7 recall and increased competition in India, China and the U.S., according to Strategy Analytics.

    27 Oct. 16 16:39 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

    Oracle has taken its bid for up to US$9 billion in damages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a judge in a federal court in California recently struck down its bid for a retrial in a copyright infringement suit against Google over the use of Java code in the Android operating system.

    27 Oct. 16 14:24 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Cyberbullying Kiwis’ number one Internet worry

    InternetNZ has released the results of research commissioned by market research company UMR saying it found 72 percent of respondents to be aware of the risks around personal security on the Internet, and therefore reinforced InternetNZ’s focus on Internet security and privacy.

    27 Oct. 16 13:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New chair for NZTech

    Former Vietnamese refugee and founder of the Augen Software Group, Mitchell Pham has been appointed chair of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech).

    27 Oct. 16 13:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

    Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.

    27 Oct. 16 11:12 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Dyn DDoS attack came from 100,000 infected devices

    DNS Service provider Dyn said that Friday's massive internet disruption came from hackers using an estimated 100,000 devices, many of which have been infected with a notorious malware that can take over cameras and DVRs.

    27 Oct. 16 07:58 Written by Michael Kan
  • These are the 3 big reveals from Microsoft's Surface event

    Microsoft unleashed a ton of Windows and Surface news on the world from New York on Wednesday, revealing new Windows features and brand new hardware. Here’s the run-down on the biggest news from the company’s two-hour-long presentation.

    27 Oct. 16 05:52 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Google Fiber puts expansion plans on hold to review strategy

    In a dramatic change in strategy, Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to presumably use mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet service.

    26 Oct. 16 17:17 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Environment Canterbury gets NZ’s first optical LAN

    Environment Canterbury, the council responsible for the Canterbury region’s air, water and land has become the first organisation in New Zealand to deploy a fibre-based local area network, according to supplier Nokia.

    26 Oct. 16 17:06 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
  • Wynyard Group goes into administration

    Struggling NZX-listed cyber security company, Wynyard (NZX: WYN) has gone into voluntary administration after abandoning plans to take on a new $10m loan, or raise new capital. KordaMentha partners, Neale Jackson and Grant Graham, have been appointed as administrators.

    26 Oct. 16 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The Intercept outs Endace for role in Government data snooping

    The Intercept, the news web site famous for its role in publicising Edward Snowden’s massive leak of US National Security Agency files, has named Auckland based network monitoring technology provider, Endace, for its role in helping several national governments snoop on citizens' data.

    26 Oct. 16 09:42 Written by Stuart Corner
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