3D Monitor Story has Depth

Ihug and Walker Wireless - are they or aren't they?; Telecom White Pages 'hacked'

Either someone’s PR firm has been working overtime or there really is some smoke beneath this story’s fire. Deep Video Imaging, a Hamilton-based company, has come up with a way to build monitors that display in 3D — and is rapidly making a name for itself both here and overseas. It already has a US distributor and has now signed up with a US company to build the screens. DVI already has a Singaporean company to build the monitors for the Asian market.

Stephen Tindal owns 40% of the company and Technology NZ helped start the ball rolling with a $500,000 R&D grant.

US company to make NZ-invented 3D monitors - IDGNet

More cash for DVI's R&D - IDGNet

Ihug and Walker Wireless — are they or aren’t they?

According to InfoTech Weekly, ISP Ihug and wireless Internet specialist Walker Wireless have signed a deal for Ihug to resell Walker products and services. The story seems a little premature, however, as Ihug denies it has signed any deal at all. Perhaps InfoTech just stuffed up.

Ihug, Walker Wireless in resale pact - Stuff

Ihug not yet in bed with Walker - IDGNet

Meanwhile Clear Communications has lowered its flat rate Internet access charge as well — bringing it in line with Telecom, Ihug and a number of smaller ISPs around the country.

Clear Net flat-rate falls - IDGNet

And continuing the telecommunications theme, Auckland will get a fibre loop before the year’s out, but not from Telstra-Saturn. Wellington-based CityLink has beaten them to the punch with plans to build a 3km loop around the Auckland CBD by the end of November.

CityLink to build broadband fibre loop for Auckland - IDGNet

Telecom White Pages “hacked”

The Herald is carrying this story claiming Telecom has been “hacked” and 255,000 customers have had their names and phone numbers included in a “reverse lookup” directory. Does it count as hacking? The group claims to have stolen the information via Telecom’s White Pages Web site although Telecom remains unconvinced.

Hackers bust Telecom's security - NZHerald

Meanwhile, for those who worry about such things, Nzoom has an interview with Philip Whitmore who is paid to hack into systems to test the security.


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