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  • Kiwi tech firm ends search for CFO with Google exec hire

    Mobile advertising firm Snakk Media has appointed former Google executive Bob Mohan as Chief Financial Officer, becoming the first to take up the position at the New Zealand company.

  • Lyft acquires ride-sharing startup Hitch

    Car-sharing service Lyft has acquired Hitch, a startup in the mobile app-enabled car-pooling business, to integrate the service with its own shared rides business that it set up last month.

  • 10 million and counting as Apple smashes iPhone sales record

    For those who ever questioned the relevance of Apple in today’s market, the tech giant has emphatically blown away the doubters with a record-breaking first weekend of iPhone 6 sales.

  • Vodafone NZ unlocks workplace of the future with smartphone access

    Vodafone New Zealand has moved a step closer to realising the workplace of the future after revealing plans to allow employees to physically access the workplace, using just their smartphone.

  • In Pictures: The wild world of workplace wearables

    The wild world of workplace wearables Between Google Glass and the Apple iWatch, interest in wearables has never been higher. Deloitte Consulting predicts that 10 million devices will be sold this year alone, representing a $3 billion market largely that’s currently driven by consumers.

  • In Pictures: Inside a thriving Shenzhen market for used iPhones

    Some iPhones never die: they go to a four-story electronics mall in Shenzen, where stacks of them are sold every day.

  • In Pictures: NASA’s human space flight return

    NASA teams with Boeing, Space X to bring human spaceflight back to reality

  • Lenovo to cough up $100 refunds, $250 vouchers to settle IdeaPad suit

    Lenovo will refund US$100 or issue a $250 voucher to owners of the IdeaPad U310 and U410 laptops to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging design defects in the computers.

  • Ericsson acquires majority stake in Apcera for cloud policy compliance

    To fill out its cloud services portfolio with policy and auditing controls, Ericsson is acquiring a majority stake in San Francisco enterprise services company Apcera.

  • Delve, Office Graph must transcend Office 365 to be revolutionary

    The release of Delve, the first application to use Microsoft's Office Graph machine learning engine, will be remembered years from now as either the genesis of a revolutionary technology or as a fireworks-style launch that dazzled everyone only for a brief moment.

  • EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

    EMC spent almost a year discussing a merger with Hewlett-Packard and is weighing its options in light of the expected retirement of CEO Joe Tucci and shareholder discontent, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Microsoft pushes back Xbox One release date in China

    Microsoft has pushed back the launch date of the Xbox One in mainland China, saying it needs more time to polish the system before it goes for sale.

  • Microsoft, Getty copyright dispute heads for mediation

    A judge in New York has postponed for mediation proceedings a decision on an injunction motion by Getty Images against a Bing widget, which allowed publishers to embed image collages and slideshows from search results on their websites.

  • In Pictures: Meet the 12 wealthiest people in social media

    Some of the names on our Top 12 list are familiar industry figures. Others are hardly household names. The common thread: They have all made billions from social media.

  • In Pictures: Eight is enough?

    A number of this week's new and updated apps take advantage of new functionality in iOS 8. Plus, now you can make "Star Wars" movies on your iPhone. Cool, huh?

  • Auckland IT workers: Show me the money

    It’s fast becoming a worldwide trend that employees everywhere are demanding more than just a secure job, and in New Zealand, at the heart of the Auckland tech industry, Kiwis are no exception.

  • Ellison stays in Oracle driving seat despite transition

    The man who, almost a year to the day, so shamelessly skipped his final keynote as Oracle CEO to spectacularly end Team New Zealand’s hopes of America’s Cup success is taking his hands off the wheel.

  • NZ post grad programme in digital learning for teachers to become nationwide

    The postgraduate programme in digital and collaborative learning run by The Mind Lab and Unitec has been growing in strength and is to be taken nationwide.

  • IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

    The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

  • InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

    Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.