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    CEO Martin Stewart consolidates power at Sky with board seat; Peter Macourt likely next to go

    CEO Martin Stewart consolidates power at Sky with board seat; Peter Macourt likely next to go


    Sky TV's new-broom CEO Martin Stewart has consolidated his power by taking the board seat vacated by John Fellet.The change was announced to the NZX this morning.Fellet's decision to stay on as a director after resigning as...

    Sky TV's new-broom CEO Martin Stewart has consolidated his power by taking the board seat vacated by John Fellet.The change was announced to the NZX this morning.Fellet's decision to stay on as a director after resigning as CEO...
    Users report global Gmail outages

    Users report global Gmail outages


    Internet users have flooded social media with reports of Gmail outages.According to the Outage Report website, hundreds of people have complained of being unable to log into Gmail since just after 5pm US eastern time (7am...

    Internet users have flooded social media with reports of Gmail outages.According to the Outage Report website, hundreds of people have complained of being unable to log into Gmail since just after 5pm US eastern time (7am AEST)....
    Callaghan launches Israeli innovation ecosystem database

    Callaghan launches Israeli innovation ecosystem database


    Callaghan Innovation has adopted an Israeli database model for its newly-launched Scale-Up NZ information aggregation and collaboration system.Callaghan, a government agency, will pay a $50,000 annual licence fee to Israeli...

    Callaghan Innovation has adopted an Israeli database model for its newly-launched Scale-Up NZ information aggregation and collaboration system.Callaghan, a government agency, will pay a $50,000 annual licence fee to Israeli non-profit...
    Lawyer finds lessons as dismissed IBM NZ exec awarded $190K

    Lawyer finds lessons as dismissed IBM NZ exec awarded $190K


    There are lessons for all employers in the case of David Bate, who was awarded $189,950 after taking an unjustified dismissal case against IBM New Zealand, a top employment lawyer says - particularly local subsidiaries of...

    There are lessons for all employers in the case of David Bate, who was awarded $189,950 after taking an unjustified dismissal case against IBM New Zealand, a top employment lawyer says - particularly local subsidiaries of multinationals...
    As it asks for cash up front, Spark Sport details refund policy

    As it asks for cash up front, Spark Sport details refund policy


    Spark is looking to lure people to Spark Sport with its $60 early-bird pricing for the Rugby World Cup.That is a good deal for paywalled sports tournament by any measure, and a decent saving on the $80 it will cost if you wait...

    Spark is looking to lure people to Spark Sport with its $60 early-bird pricing for the Rugby World Cup.That is a good deal for paywalled sports tournament by any measure, and a decent saving on the $80 it will cost if you wait until...
    Juha Saarinen: Social media platforms risk people signing off in droves

    Juha Saarinen: Social media platforms risk people signing off in droves


    COMMENT: Livestreamed atrocities, fake news and propaganda, racism, trolling, as well as privacy-busting marketing and manipulation of democracy: the dark side of social media is getting bigger and starting to smell bad. READ...

    COMMENT: Livestreamed atrocities, fake news and propaganda, racism, trolling, as well as privacy-busting marketing and manipulation of democracy: the dark side of social media is getting bigger and starting to smell bad. READ MORE:...
    'There will be some rural customers who cannot get Spark Sport' - Spark Sport boss

    'There will be some rural customers who cannot get Spark Sport' - Spark Sport boss


    "There will be some rural customers who cannot get Spark Sport and the Rugby World Cup. That is a fact," Spark's director of sport Jeff Latch told The Country, shortly after the telco revealed its RWC pricing.The Spark man's...

    "There will be some rural customers who cannot get Spark Sport and the Rugby World Cup. That is a fact," Spark's director of sport Jeff Latch told The Country, shortly after the telco revealed its RWC pricing.The Spark man's admission...
    Bernasconi updates on Team NZ build as HP comes on board

    Bernasconi updates on Team NZ build as HP comes on board


    Some saw the move back to monohulls for the 2021 America's Cup as a shift of emphasis from high-tech to more traditional sailing.But the foils put paid to that. Sitting out of the water, the 2021 boats will be able to hit up...

    Some saw the move back to monohulls for the 2021 America's Cup as a shift of emphasis from high-tech to more traditional sailing.But the foils put paid to that. Sitting out of the water, the 2021 boats will be able to hit up to...
    Is $90 too much to watch the Rugby World Cup? Spark boss bites back

    Is $90 too much to watch the Rugby World Cup? Spark boss bites back


    Spark boss Simon Moutter took umbrage at the Herald's headline on pricing for his company's Spark Sport app: " Spark reveals Rugby World Cup could cost viewers up to $90 .""Why such a negative headline? Less than one month Sky...

    Spark boss Simon Moutter took umbrage at the Herald's headline on pricing for his company's Spark Sport app: " Spark reveals Rugby World Cup could cost viewers up to $90 .""Why such a negative headline? Less than one month Sky subscription...
    Spark reveals Rugby World Cup could cost viewers up to $90

    Spark reveals Rugby World Cup could cost viewers up to $90


    Spark has revealed what it will cost to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup through its Spark Sport app - plus a cover-its-bets approach that will see 12 games screen live or delayed on free-to-air partner TVNZ, including all pool...

    Spark has revealed what it will cost to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup through its Spark Sport app - plus a cover-its-bets approach that will see 12 games screen live or delayed on free-to-air partner TVNZ, including all pool games...
    Germany clears Huawei for 5G

    Germany clears Huawei for 5G


    Germany's telecommunications regulator has sent a clear signal that it will not ban Huawei from its country's 5G mobile network upgrades.Jochen Homann, the president of the Bundesnetzagentur, or federal network agency, told...

    Germany's telecommunications regulator has sent a clear signal that it will not ban Huawei from its country's 5G mobile network upgrades.Jochen Homann, the president of the Bundesnetzagentur, or federal network agency, told the...
    2degrees' new 'unlimited' mobile data plan gets closer to true unlimited

    2degrees' new 'unlimited' mobile data plan gets closer to true unlimited


    We're making progress.Last year, Spark, 2degrees and Vodafone launched "unlimited" mobile data plans that had so many qualifiers that they caught the attention of the Commerce Commission (this morning, a spokesman for the...

    We're making progress.Last year, Spark, 2degrees and Vodafone launched "unlimited" mobile data plans that had so many qualifiers that they caught the attention of the Commerce Commission (this morning, a spokesman for the regulator...
    UK scientists have trained artificial intelligence to evaluate when people will die

    UK scientists have trained artificial intelligence to evaluate when people will die


    If someone could tell you when you are going to die, would you want to know? What if that someone was actually a computer programme?UK scientists have trained artificial intelligence to evaluate if people are going to die,...

    If someone could tell you when you are going to die, would you want to know? What if that someone was actually a computer programme?UK scientists have trained artificial intelligence to evaluate if people are going to die, reports...
    Online trolls hijacked a scientist's image to attack Katie Bouman

    Online trolls hijacked a scientist's image to attack Katie Bouman


    As the world stared in wonder this week at the first image of a black hole, a new star was born here on Earth: Katherine Bouman, 29, a postdoctoral researcher who developed an algorithm that was key to capturing the stunning...

    As the world stared in wonder this week at the first image of a black hole, a new star was born here on Earth: Katherine Bouman, 29, a postdoctoral researcher who developed an algorithm that was key to capturing the stunning visual.On...
    What's next for Rocket Lab: Peter Beck talks US Air Force launch, more

    What's next for Rocket Lab: Peter Beck talks US Air Force launch, more


    Rocket Lab's next launch will be before the end of this month, says founder and chief executive Peter Beck - and the customer will be the US Air Force. Read more: Beck intensifies attack on CGT Coming straight on the heels...

    Rocket Lab's next launch will be before the end of this month, says founder and chief executive Peter Beck - and the customer will be the US Air Force. Read more: Beck intensifies attack on CGT Coming straight on the heels of...
    Chorus black-lists 22 companies from UFB work

    Chorus black-lists 22 companies from UFB work


    Chorus has black-listed 22 companies from subcontracting to its ultra-fast broadband service providers, after an audit found many did not have systems to ensure staff were paid correctly. READ MORE: • How Chorus got...

    Chorus has black-listed 22 companies from subcontracting to its ultra-fast broadband service providers, after an audit found many did not have systems to ensure staff were paid correctly. READ MORE: • How Chorus got into...
    Netflix drops $11.8 billion in market value as new rival Disney+ emerges

    Netflix drops $11.8 billion in market value as new rival Disney+ emerges


    Netflix Inc. lost as much as US$8 billion ($11.8b) in market capitalization in a few minutes of trading on Walt Disney Co.'s news of its upcoming - and cheaper - rival streaming service.Disney unveiled details of the service...

    Netflix Inc. lost as much as US$8 billion ($11.8b) in market capitalization in a few minutes of trading on Walt Disney Co.'s news of its upcoming - and cheaper - rival streaming service.Disney unveiled details of the service on...
    'Tesla facing a reckoning': Why 2019 could be a bumpy year

    'Tesla facing a reckoning': Why 2019 could be a bumpy year


    Tesla Inc. is making it more difficult to buy the US$35,000 ($51,737) version of the Model 3 sedan that used to be viewed as pivotal to its growth.The electric-car maker announced another series of changes to its lineup and...

    Tesla Inc. is making it more difficult to buy the US$35,000 ($51,737) version of the Model 3 sedan that used to be viewed as pivotal to its growth.The electric-car maker announced another series of changes to its lineup and pricing...
    Review: Samsung S10+ v Huawei's P30 Pro

    Review: Samsung S10+ v Huawei's P30 Pro


    New smartphones, Samsung S10+ & Huawei's P30 Pro, are out. NewstalkZB's Glenn Hart tests both. There's a new battle for smartphone supremacy – over the last month Samsung and Huawei have launched their star handsets for 2019...

    New smartphones, Samsung S10+ & Huawei's P30 Pro, are out. NewstalkZB's Glenn Hart tests both. There's a new battle for smartphone supremacy – over the last month Samsung and Huawei have launched their star handsets for 2019 while...
    Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck intensifies attack on Capital Gains Tax

    Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck intensifies attack on Capital Gains Tax


    Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck took to Twitter to slam the Tax Working Group's capital gains tax proposals within hours of their announcement on February 21."Just saw the NZ capital gains tax recommendations. Taxing IP...

    Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck took to Twitter to slam the Tax Working Group's capital gains tax proposals within hours of their announcement on February 21."Just saw the NZ capital gains tax recommendations. Taxing IP [intellectual...