• The price of net neutrality is continued vigilance, says InternetNZ

    In the wake of the US Government unwinding net neutrality rules, InternetNZ has warned that vigilance is needed in New Zealand to ensure links between large ISPs and online media companies do not compromise the open Internet in New Zealand.

    15 Dec. 17 10:23 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Optical test gear maker Coherent Solutions raises $3.5m

    Auckland based Coherent Solutions — which claims to make the world’s highest performing test and measurement instruments for optical communications — has raised $3 million in an A-Series investment round led by the Punakaiki Fund and supported by K1W1, NZVIF and Auckland University’s Inventors Fund.

    15 Dec. 17 10:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Wireless Nation launches Sigfox-based asset tracking

    ISP Wireless Nation has launched an asset tracking service based on a small device with GPS receiver that communicates over Thinxtra’s Sigfox network, being rolled out around New Zealand.

    15 Dec. 17 10:18 Written by Stuart Corner
  • TeamTalk taps Tait for nationwide digital radio network

    NZX-listed telco, TeamTalk has selected Christchurch-based Tait Communications over Motorola and Chinese company Hytera to supply and build a new nationwide digital mobile radio network that will be integrated with TeamTalk’s other networks and services. The company claims to already have the largest Tait network in the world.

    15 Dec. 17 10:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • US scraps net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.

    15 Dec. 17 10:12 Written by Reuters
  • White House calls for more cloud

    The White House says the U.S. government needs a major overhaul of IT systems and should take steps to better protect data and accelerate efforts to use cloud-based technology.

    14 Dec. 17 14:10 Written by Reuters
  • Spark details LoRaWAN rollout plans

    Spark has given more details of its plans to roll out a low powered wide area radio network for IoT, based on the LoRaWAN technology.

    14 Dec. 17 10:25 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Three plead guilty over Mirai botnet attacks

    A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks.

    14 Dec. 17 09:00 Written by Reuters
  • MyRepublic expands OpenStack-based private cloud

    MyRepublic is continuing to build out its OpenStack-based private cloud, with the Internet service provider preparing to launch a site in New Zealand next year.

    12 Dec. 17 11:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Warehouse Group to move customer-facing apps to IBM cloud

    The Warehouse Group — which operates The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 brands — is moving its customer facing IT systems to IBM New Zealand’s cloud services, saying the move will improve customer experience.

    12 Dec. 17 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

    Newly launched bitcoin futures on Monday suggested that traders expect the cryptocurrency's blistering price gains to slow in the coming months, even as it blasted above US$17,000 to a fresh record high in the spot market.

    12 Dec. 17 08:54 Written by Reuters
  • Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

    Apple on Monday confirmed it had reached a deal to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, the U.K.-based app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source.

    12 Dec. 17 08:45 Written by Reuters
  • Stanford AI Index finds rapid technical progress and industry growth

    ​The number of academic papers containing the phrase ‘artificial intelligence’ has increased nine-fold since 1996, while the number of active (US-based) start-ups developing AI systems has increased by 14 times since the turn of the millennium, according to Stanford University’s inaugural AI Index.

    11 Dec. 17 07:00 Written by George Nott
  • Have a merry, insecure IoT Christmas

    The New Zealand IoT Alliance has talked up the potential for IoT enabled toys to enrich Christmas gift giving, with no mention of their notorious lack of security.

    08 Dec. 17 14:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Invoice scams on the rise, but ransomware down, says CERT NZ

    CERT NZ says cyber security issues reported to it in the three months to 30 September cost New Zealanders more than $1.1m, up from $700,00 in the previous quarter. In addition, online scams and other fraud reported to CERT NZ and NetSafe cost the victims $2.1m.

    08 Dec. 17 14:24 Written by Stuart Corner