Interview with A/NZ Zoom head Michael Chetner – “putting people at the forefront of...

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The pandemic and the overnight move to hybrid working has meant enormous growth for Zoom - whether it be for business, education, entertainment or just catching up with family and friends...

AWS comes to NZ – is it really good news?

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Maybe it was Covid-fatigue or that strange emotion Kiwis seem to get when Big Tech deigns to notice us - but the announcement last week that Amazon Web Services was going...

In praise of the library Makerspace: why accessible tech is more important than ever

In a time where we’ve been more online than ever, one thing has been made abundantly clear: access to technology isn’t just a luxury anymore, it’s a need. We’ve seen pushes...

Waiting with 25,000 others in MIQ’s hotel lobby

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As an ex travel writer I’ve spent more time waiting in hotel lobbies than I care to admit. To be honest I rather enjoyed the experience; the time provided good people watching...

Meet Pavan Vyas – the man behind the NZ Covid Tracer app

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Pavan Vyas is our quiet tech superstar. He arrived in New Zealand as an immigrant in the mid-90s, found he had a knack for coding and took computing at Auckland University....

Shopify’s Shaun Broughton – on innovating in a pandemic, the future of shopping and...

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For the uninitiated, Shopify isn’t a consumer-facing app you can shop through - although Shopify does have one of those Shop (but more about that below) - but an immensely-powerful commerce...

Interview with Clubhouse’s Aarthi Ramamurthy – “We believe in empowering people”

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Video might have killed the radio star but last year audio made a big and unexpected comeback with the arrival of Clubhouse. Clubhouse founders Paul Davison and Rohan Seth originally designed a...

Our ICT industry is pandemic-proof for now; can it remain that way?

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“Australia and New Zealand were early entrants to the digital transformation journey,” says Mario Allen Clement, senior market analyst for IDC.  That head-start enabled our ICT industry to pivot quickly when Covid...

Why did Apple just buy a classical music streaming service?

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Unless you’re a classical music boffin you’ve probably never heard of Amsterdam-based Primephonic - a classical music start-up which launched in 2018. It enabled users access to hi-res classical downloads in a...

Is Kanye’s Donda Stem Player more than just a money-grab?

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Music writer Charles Holmes nailed it - “being a Kanye fan is akin to being a frog carrying a scorpion across the deepest body of water. If the venom doesn’t get...