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  • Hawaiki names Alaska Communications as US partner

    Hawaiki Submarine Cable, the New Zealand company building the Hawaiki cable that will link Australia, New Zealand and the USA, has named Alaska Communications as its landing and operating partner in Oregon on the US West Coast.

    30 Sept. 16 11:23 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Over the Wire opens second NZ PoP

    ASX-listed IT and telecommunications service provider Over the Wire (ASX: OTW) has announced plans to open a second network point of presence (PoP) in Albany, north of Auckland, bring its total number of PoPs to 25.

    30 Sept. 16 11:12 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

    Microsoft made a splash earlier this year when it announced the largest acquisition in its history, signing an agreement to buy LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion. But now, Salesforce is trying to convince the European Union to block the deal.

    30 Sept. 16 09:14 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Paris motor show turns on to electric cars

    The soft whirring of electric cars was barely audible amid the pounding music and the babble of voices at the Paris motor show on Thursday, but we'll be hearing a whole lot more of it in the years to come.

    30 Sept. 16 08:49 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Google to bring its cloud platform to Australia

    Google will next year launch a Sydney Google Cloud Region as part of a significant program of geographical expansion. In addition to Sydney, Google will launch regions in Mumbai, Singapore, Northern Virginia, São Paulo, London, Finland and Frankfurt.

    30 Sept. 16 08:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • US carriers will look to LTE-U tests to protect Wi-Fi

    The biggest U.S. carriers planning to deploy controversial LTE-Unlicensed technology expect to use gear that’s been tested for coexistence with Wi-Fi, their executives said Wednesday.

    30 Sept. 16 05:03 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year

    Google announced a major change to its cloud platform infrastructure on Thursday that will help shore up one of the company's biggest weaknesses relative to competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. The company will be launching 8 new regions around the world next year.

    30 Sept. 16 04:28 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • White House to data scientists: We need you

    It's been nearly two years since President Obama created the U.S. chief data scientist role, and the man currently in the job had an urgent message Thursday for attendees at Strata+Hadoop World: We need you.

    30 Sept. 16 02:45 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • New Zealand ranked sixth on APAC cyber security scale

    New Zealand has maintained its ranking of sixth in the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s (ASPI) International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) second annual Cyber Maturity in the Asia-Pacific Region 2016 report. New Zealand’s ranking was 74.6 out of 100, putting it in sixth position. The top five were: United States, 88.1; South Korea, 83.6; Japan, 82.9; Australia, 80.9; Singapore, 80.2.

    29 Sept. 16 16:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Orcon launches 1Gbps broadband services

    ISP Orcon has launched 1Gbps services on the UFB network in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga and Christchurch, costing from $135 a month on a two year plan.

    29 Sept. 16 12:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Oh my! Ooma lets Kiwi’s talk free on Wi-Fi and mobiles

    US based communications software developer, Ooma, has relaunched its Talkatone app, a consumer mobile app that provides free calling and texting over Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection, in New Zealand, Australia and a handful of other countries (Germany, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, UK).

    29 Sept. 16 12:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • A new Microsoft tool shows how Win 10 might affect devices

    IT administrators trying to figure out how to move their organizations to Windows 10 have a new tool that might change the game. This week, Microsoft released the Windows Upgrade Analytics Service, designed to make it easier to decide whether you can carry out a massive upgrade.

    29 Sept. 16 10:47 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

    The internet of things market is becoming too big to ignore for AMD and Qualcomm. The companies this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

    29 Sept. 16 05:18 Written by Agam Shah
  • Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

    Hard on the heels of the discovery of the largest known data breach in history, Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.

    29 Sept. 16 02:41 Written by Katherine Noyes
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