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  • Groupon accuses IBM of patent shake-down

    ​A lawyer for discount e-commerce company Groupon this week told a court in Delaware that International Business Machines Corp has shaken down practically every large tech firm for patent fees.

    20 July 18 09:19 Written by Reuters
  • NZ gets electric vehicle charging database

    The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has launched EVRoam, claimed to be the world’s first live database of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It has been funded under the agency’s $3.4 million electric vehicle programme from the National Land Transport Fund.

    19 July 18 12:29 Written by Stuart Corner
  • IBM finds growth in security, cloud

    IBM has reported second-quarter profit and revenue that topped analysts' expectations as it benefited from growth in higher-margin businesses including cybersecurity and cloud computing.

    19 July 18 11:22 Written by Reuters
  • Firefighters Credit Union turns on Oracle Flexcube

    The New Zealand Firefighters Credit Union has become the first industry-based credit union in New Zealand to migrate to the Oracle Flexcube core banking system

    18 July 18 09:43 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Endace expands partner progam with dedicated lab

    Auckland-based network monitoring company Endace has expanded its Fusion partner program with the opening of a dedicated partner testing lab, in Austin Texas, and the addition of more staff.

    18 July 18 09:42 Written by Stuart Corner
  • IBM backs new stablecoin

    IBM is backing a new cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, in a partnership with U.S.-based financial services provider Stronghold that adds stability to a sector known for its volatility, the companies said.

    18 July 18 08:50 Written by Reuters
  • Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

    More than half of all U.S. publicly-traded companies – and two-thirds of Fortune 500 firms – are incorporated in Delaware because of its business-friendly laws and well-established corporate legal precedence.

    17 July 18 08:57 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Chorus UFB connections surge

    Chorus has reported a 45 per cent increase in the number of fibre broadband connections in the three months to 30 June, taking the total to 433,000, exceeding the number of ADSL connections for the first time.

    17 July 18 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Cyber Policy Office seeks private sector, NGO input

    The National Cyber Policy Office is seeking input to its refresh of the national cyber security strategy, following a series of workshops on the possible vision, principles, and goals for the new strategy.

    14 July 18 10:39 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The top 3 disruptive FinTech technologies to watch in 2018

    FinTech will benefit from three technologies that are expected to expand the usefulness of big data, offer more secure and responsive applications and exponentially grow computational performance.

    09 July 18 20:00 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • NZBio becomes BIOTechNZ, joins NZTech Alliance

    NZBio, an organisation representing New Zealand’s biotechnology sector has morphed into BIOTechNZ becoming one of 18 members of the NZTech Alliance, a disparate collection of organisations affiliated with NZTech.

    04 July 18 12:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Dell prepares to go public again

    Dell Technologies Inc has said it will pay US$21.7 billion in cash and stock to buy back shares tied to its interest in software company VMware, returning the computer maker to the stock market without an initial public offering.

    03 July 18 08:48 Written by Reuters
  • US may limit Chinese investment in US tech firms

    The U.S. Treasury Department is drafting curbs that would block firms with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership from buying U.S. companies with "industrially significant technology," according to a government official briefed on the matter.

    25 June 18 11:21 Written by Reuters
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues — what's it hiding?

    Oracle is changing the way it reports its all-important cloud figures every quarter. Where the database vendor used to report two cloud revenue segments: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as one and then a combined figure for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as another, smaller, figure, now it is reporting just one figure.

    25 June 18 11:13 Written by Scott Carey
  • How Williams Formula One uses 3D printing for race cars

    Formula One racing breeds a pace of innovation as speedy as the compact race cars which zoom around the track. With margins of mere seconds separating each ranking, slimming down the slivers of time between a win and a loss is imperative for each team.

    21 June 18 10:42 Written by Computerworld Staff