The CEOs of five of New Zealand’s largest superannuation funds have added their voices to those of the CEOs of Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees calling for Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more to prevent the spread of content such as that live streamed by the Christchurch mosque shooter.
Stories by Stuart Corner
The CEOs of New Zealand’s three largest broadband service providers — Simon Moutter (Spark), Jason Paris (Vodafone) and Stewart Sherriff (2degrees) — have penned an open letter to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google.
The Government is planning to invest $49 million over seven years in up to four strategic data science research programmes.
A global expert on light field technologies, Jingyi Yu, says it is now possible to capture all aspects of a person’s appearance including skin reflection, light, depth, colour, clothing textures and aspect, to provide an ultra-realistic and finely detailed reproduction of anyone in real time.
Spark and New Zealand driverless car developer Ohmio Automotion are to test an autonomous car in a controlled area at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct using Spark’s pre-commercial 5G network, part of its 5G Innovation Lab.
2Degrees, Spark and Vodafone have been given the option to renew the bulk of their mobile spectrum in the 1800MHz band and their entire allocation in the 2100MHz band.
CERT NZ’s latest quarterly report says reported financial losses in Q4 totalled $5.9m, almost double the losses reported in Q3.
A survey of New Zealanders undertaken by Venture Insights has found almost 23 percent using their smartphones at least once a week to pay for a product or service, with bank payment apps accounting for 62 percent of these.
Victoria University has implemented TechnologyOne’s cloud-based Student Management Software for its vocational education (TAFE) division, VU Polytechnic.
The Privacy Commissioner believes the private sector in New Zealand appears to be less focussed on privacy accountability than the public sector.
Technology investment firm Movac has led a $5m funding round into Wellington based company Mobi2Go, which provides digital ordering and engagement systems for a number of well-known brands in New Zealand and Australia.
Minister of finance Grant Robertson has asked the Productivity Commission to examine and report on technological change, disruption and the future of work.
The government will hold the first auction of 5G spectrum in the 3.5GHz band early in 2020 and expects the spectrum to be available for use from 2022.
Wellington-based startup Eight360 has launched what it describes as "a unique motion simulator platform" for gamers.
Spark has named New Zealand’s largest freight and logistics company, Mainfreight, as the first customer for Spark Asset Tracking.