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.
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 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.