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    Apple has a 'moral responsibility' to deal with tech addiction, says chief designer

    Apple has a 'moral responsibility' to deal with tech addiction, says chief designer


    The man behind the iPhone and Apple Watch has revealed he believes the firm has a "moral responsibility" to deal with the effects of its technology.As technology firms come under increasing fire for their role in phone and app...

    The man behind the iPhone and Apple Watch has revealed he believes the firm has a "moral responsibility" to deal with the effects of its technology.As technology firms come under increasing fire for their role in phone and app addiction,...
    Facebook hires EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny

    Facebook hires EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny


    Facebook has hired former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny in the region and...

    Facebook has hired former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny in the region and snowballing...
    Lime scooters causing safety concerns

    Lime scooters causing safety concerns


    Ride sharing e-scooter company Lime has zoomed into the Auckland market but some members of the public raising concerns about their safety.Early this week, 600 dock-free scooters were released into the city, but already...

    Ride sharing e-scooter company Lime has zoomed into the Auckland market but some members of the public raising concerns about their safety.Early this week, 600 dock-free scooters were released into the city, but already complaints...
    NZ's new richest man? Peter Thiel lines up $60b IPO

    NZ's new richest man? Peter Thiel lines up $60b IPO


    Palantir, the secretive data-mining company co-founded by Peter Thiel, is lining up an IPO that will value his company at up to $US41 billion ($60b), according to a Wall Street Journal report .The company is said to be in...

    Palantir, the secretive data-mining company co-founded by Peter Thiel, is lining up an IPO that will value his company at up to $US41 billion ($60b), according to a Wall Street Journal report .The company is said to be in talks...
    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's $40b estate: who gets a slice?

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's $40b estate: who gets a slice?


    Paul Allen's family office will live long and prosper.The billionaire's vast holdings at Vulcan - with real estate, art, sports teams and venture capital stakes - would take years to unravel, if that's even what he wanted....

    Paul Allen's family office will live long and prosper.The billionaire's vast holdings at Vulcan - with real estate, art, sports teams and venture capital stakes - would take years to unravel, if that's even what he wanted. Allen,...
    Trump's trade war to kill $1 yoga pants

    Trump's trade war to kill $1 yoga pants


    The latest casualty of President Donald Trump's trade war? One-dollar yoga pants.Trump's order that the US Postal Service withdraw from an obscure 192-nation postal treaty threatens to hit American shoppers who have grown used...

    The latest casualty of President Donald Trump's trade war? One-dollar yoga pants.Trump's order that the US Postal Service withdraw from an obscure 192-nation postal treaty threatens to hit American shoppers who have grown used to...
    Damien Venuto: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's face used in Bitcoin spam

    Damien Venuto: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's face used in Bitcoin spam


    COMMENT: As Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern's photograph appears in a lot of places - including a recent promoted Facebook post that looked like a news story and pointed readers to a "new investment plan for Kiwis".If they...

    COMMENT: As Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern's photograph appears in a lot of places - including a recent promoted Facebook post that looked like a news story and pointed readers to a "new investment plan for Kiwis".If they clicked...
    Kiwi digital avatar creator Soul Machines wins Daimler investment

    Kiwi digital avatar creator Soul Machines wins Daimler investment


    Leading New Zealand digital business avatar creator Soul Machines has a "significant" new shareholder, the financial services arm of German premium carmaker Daimler AG.The high-tech Auckland-based company won't reveal the size...

    Leading New Zealand digital business avatar creator Soul Machines has a "significant" new shareholder, the financial services arm of German premium carmaker Daimler AG.The high-tech Auckland-based company won't reveal the size of...
    Derek Handley under fire at Sky Television AGM

    Derek Handley under fire at Sky Television AGM


    An otherwise limp Sky TV annual meeting was enlivened when a shareholder objected to board candidate Derek Handley.The entrepreneur has been on Sky's board since 2014 and was up for re-election, along with fellow director...

    An otherwise limp Sky TV annual meeting was enlivened when a shareholder objected to board candidate Derek Handley.The entrepreneur has been on Sky's board since 2014 and was up for re-election, along with fellow director Geraldine...
    Netflix soars as blistering subscriber growth restores faith

    Netflix soars as blistering subscriber growth restores faith


    Netflix is growing faster than even its most bullish fans on Wall Street predicted, soothing doubts about its global prospects and sending its already-stratospheric stock higher. MORE: Handley on trial at Sky TV meeting ...

    Netflix is growing faster than even its most bullish fans on Wall Street predicted, soothing doubts about its global prospects and sending its already-stratospheric stock higher. MORE: Handley on trial at Sky TV meeting After...
    Fog over Sky Television's financial forecasts as it takes shots at Spark

    Fog over Sky Television's financial forecasts as it takes shots at Spark


    Sky offered no 2019 guidance at its annual meeting in Auckland today.At its full-year result on August 24, the company said it would deliver its forecast at the AGM. Now, chief financial officer Jason Hollingworth has told the...

    Sky offered no 2019 guidance at its annual meeting in Auckland today.At its full-year result on August 24, the company said it would deliver its forecast at the AGM. Now, chief financial officer Jason Hollingworth has told the ...
    Neeraj Lala: A driverless vehicle future is just around the corner

    Neeraj Lala: A driverless vehicle future is just around the corner


    COMMENT: Autonomous or driverless vehicles (AVs) are receiving plenty of publicity, not all of it positive, but the reality is the technology at various levels is becoming increasingly available in more new vehicles.AVs have...

    COMMENT: Autonomous or driverless vehicles (AVs) are receiving plenty of publicity, not all of it positive, but the reality is the technology at various levels is becoming increasingly available in more new vehicles.AVs have the...
    Chinese phone, electronic giant opening first dedicated New Zealand store

    Chinese phone, electronic giant opening first dedicated New Zealand store


    Giant Chinese-headquartered phone and consumer electronics business Mi is opening its first dedicated New Zealand store, picking Sylvia Park at Mt Wellington as its flagship operation.Xiaomi or Mi is said to be the fourth...

    Giant Chinese-headquartered phone and consumer electronics business Mi is opening its first dedicated New Zealand store, picking Sylvia Park at Mt Wellington as its flagship operation.Xiaomi or Mi is said to be the fourth largest...
    Renowned logician wins NZ's top science honour

    Renowned logician wins NZ's top science honour


    Professor Rod Downey grapples with some of the most mind-boggling science there is - how dense mathematical processes can be, or can't be, packed into algorithms for computers to use.For the rest of us, he likens it to...

    Professor Rod Downey grapples with some of the most mind-boggling science there is - how dense mathematical processes can be, or can't be, packed into algorithms for computers to use.For the rest of us, he likens it to baking."A...
    Could an NBC Universal buyout of Sky TV get past regulators? Experts' verdict

    Could an NBC Universal buyout of Sky TV get past regulators? Experts' verdict


    An NBC Universal bid for Sky TV probably would get past the Commerce Commission and the Overseas Investment Office legal experts say.But a wider mooted deal, whereby the US giant tried to buy Sky TV plus MediaWorks would...

    An NBC Universal bid for Sky TV probably would get past the Commerce Commission and the Overseas Investment Office legal experts say.But a wider mooted deal, whereby the US giant tried to buy Sky TV plus MediaWorks would likely...
    Huawei boss stuns audiences by giving (digital) life to toy panda

    Huawei boss stuns audiences by giving (digital) life to toy panda


    In a moment that could have extracted a gasp from even the most ardent Apple fan, Huawei CEO Richard Yu brought a toy panda to life with the power of his Mate 20 Pro. Standing on stage at the launch in a packed London event...

    In a moment that could have extracted a gasp from even the most ardent Apple fan, Huawei CEO Richard Yu brought a toy panda to life with the power of his Mate 20 Pro. Standing on stage at the launch in a packed London event centre,...
    New Zealand software firm SwipedOn sells for $11 million

    New Zealand software firm SwipedOn sells for $11 million


    Workplace visitor management software developer SwipedOn has been sold to Britain's Smartspace Software PLC for $11 million, with the Tauranga company set to keep staff and operations in New Zealand.Founded in 2013 by Hadleigh...

    Workplace visitor management software developer SwipedOn has been sold to Britain's Smartspace Software PLC for $11 million, with the Tauranga company set to keep staff and operations in New Zealand.Founded in 2013 by Hadleigh Ford,...
    Vector agrees to full compo for surge-hit Kingslanders - but there's a catch

    Vector agrees to full compo for surge-hit Kingslanders - but there's a catch


    After an initially limited offer, Vector has agreed to fully compensate at least 10 Kingsland households who suffered tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage during a power surge on October 5 - but a consumer advocate says...

    After an initially limited offer, Vector has agreed to fully compensate at least 10 Kingsland households who suffered tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage during a power surge on October 5 - but a consumer advocate says the...
    Juha Saarinen: Crunch time for NZ's academic network

    Juha Saarinen: Crunch time for NZ's academic network


    COMMENT: Could history repeat itself and undo our academic network because of commercial pressures and faltering Government support?REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network of New Zealand) was set up after TuiaNet...

    COMMENT: Could history repeat itself and undo our academic network because of commercial pressures and faltering Government support?REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network of New Zealand) was set up after TuiaNet failed...
    Kiwis most targeted by tech support scams

    Kiwis most targeted by tech support scams


    New Zealanders are the most targeted in the world when it comes to tech support scams, according to a new study from Microsoft. More than three-quarters of Kiwis in the study reported having experienced at least one such scam,...

    New Zealanders are the most targeted in the world when it comes to tech support scams, according to a new study from Microsoft. More than three-quarters of Kiwis in the study reported having experienced at least one such scam, well...