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Mahuki innovation accelerator welcomes future digital leaders
Te Papa’s Mahuki innovation accelerator has welcomed 10 teams to this year’s residency programme that will run over the next four months.
Security incident preparedness within reach of NZ businesses
New Zealand’s business community is in a prime position to learn from those who have already overcome challenges to balance risk with innovation.
SMBs were paid an average of 8.3 days late in June
Businesses that have payment terms that allow for 60-90 days payment were more likely to be met within the payment period, or even earlier.
Why tech can help future-proof NZ's tourism industry
"What innovations or artificial intelligence might we be using to enhance the visitor experience, what does our future workforce look like?"
Govt forms Small Business Council to drive SME growth
"I want to make sure SMEs are well placed to maximise future opportunities and play their part in helping create a sustainable economy."
Mobile apps are now a crucial part of event promotion
If you’re thinking of running an event, a mobile app is not just a nice feature but an essential part of event promotion.
Kiwis nervous about self-driving cars & electric vehicles, survey finds
Almost two-thirds of Kiwis are worried about autonomous vehicles, with women (74%) significantly more skeptical than men (56%).
A quick guide to machine learning in cybersecurity
Beyond the numbers and the terminology, there is a simple question: What does machine learning do for cybersecurity, anyway?
NZ/AU research to uncover how SMEs can harness the digital economy
The New Zealand and Australian Productivity Commissions will conduct a research project that looks at how to grow the digital economy.
Virtual reality could be the future of market research
"I thought the time was right to jump into this VR gap because the first consumer VR headsets were released just as I began working on my PhD.”
NZ and Aussie tech girls become superheroes in Silicon Valley
The next generation of New Zealand and Australian female entrepreneurs had the chance to pitch their apps to Silicon Valley’s top executives.
Vector the AI-powered home robot to land in NZ from October
"Vector reacts to his environment in a way that’s not only full of personality but also meaningful. He even responds to human touch."
Lightning Lab Govtech Accelerator kicks off in Wellington
The Lightning Lab Govtech Accelerator Bootcamp is officially in motion as teams converge on Wellington to put their ideas to the test.
PledgeMe raises $500,000 in just four days - so what are its plans?
“If our goal is to make equity crowdfunding equitable, we need to focus on companies and their founders, and also the wider investor community."
The game is on for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists
Finalists in the 2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards will be pitching ‘Dragons Den’ style to a panel of judges this week.
Smudge Apps: The Chch tech firm making a difference with NZ Police
The New Zealand Police has banished thousands of hours of paperwork thanks to a Christchurch tech company, Smudge Apps.
Take a look at the finalists for the 2018 Xero Awards
With Xerocon Brisbane only a few weeks away, partners are gearing up for this year’s Xero Awards.
University of Auckland property students get a taste of VR
The University of Auckland’s Business School is now using virtual reality (VR) to teach students about construction and leaky homes.
Giveaway: Win the Huawei nova 3i, the AI-enhanced phone
Thanks to the awesome team at Huawei, we have a shiny new Iris Purple nova 3i smartphone worth $499 up for grabs.
Microsoft livestreams underwater life near Scotland data centre
Microsoft announced that it had launched an underwater data centre in Scotland, but who knew that it would be so attractive to fish?
Google tips hat to Harmoney for use of AI in marketing
ocal money lending marketplace Harmoney has been dubbed by Google as a standout case study of the powers of artificial intelligence (AI).
Data center operators are in the midst of 'perfect storm'
“Today, operators are grappling with new challenges, including increased complexity and high interdependency of systems and data centers."
Uptime Institute awards Vertiv solution TIER IV-ready certification
Asia’s Uptime Institite has awarded Vertiv’s SmartAisle Solution a TIER IV-ready certification this week.
Colt Data Centre Services & INAP commit to global alliance
Colt Data Centre Services and Internap (INAP) have announced a global, multi-year alliance to be based in North London.