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Smartphone
Android announces expansion to its earthquake alert system
Android has announced a new expansion to its Android Earthquake Alerts System that uses both the detection and alerts capabilities, bringing these alerts to Android users in countries that don’t have early warning alert systems. 
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Disaster Recovery
Statistics NZ resume data releases following delay caused by earthquakes
"We have not lost any data but a number of our systems need to be brought back up to restore all our services."
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Amy Adams
Govt gives telco industry props for restoration efforts following quakes
“Working around the clock, Spark, Vodafone, 2 Degrees, Chorus and other smaller operators have employed every ounce of Kiwi spirit and ingenuity."
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Disaster Recovery
Kaikoura earthquake: Telcos successfully restore broadband and IP voice services
“Our recommendation is for Kaikoura broadband customers, regardless of their provider, is to try reconnecting to their broadband."
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Earthquake
Spark waives early termination & moving fees for quake-affected customers
Spark broadband customers who have been forced to move due to the earthquakes no longer need to deal with early termination & moving fees.
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Chorus
2degrees gets network back on track for earthquake affected areas
“We are optimistic about restoring fixed line and broadband services in Kaikoura in the short term."
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Chorus
NZ earthquake: Kiwi telcos join forces for Kaikoura recovery
The disaster earthquake that struck New Zealand yesterday damaged a major fibre optic cable that all three telcos are working to resolve.
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Social Media
New Zealand earthquake: Images and video take over social media
IN PICS: Kiwis have posted a flood of imagery to social media platforms following the severe earthquake that rattled several parts of the country.
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Twitter
Kiwi Twitter community unites for safety and updates after latest quake
Twitter reactions to the latest magnitude 7.5 earthquake that was felt widely across Canterbury and Wellington have been flooding the site today.
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Facebook
Earthquake update: Kiwis turn to Facebook for news and updates
Facebook a hub of news activity following earthquakes in North Canterbury.
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NZQA
School exams disrupted by earthquake
In an urgent update, the NZQA has advised all New Zealand Scholarship examinations have been postponed in light of this morning’s earthquakes.
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Chorus
Kiwi telcos assess damage following earthquake
“We hope everyone is safe and not too shaken. Stay strong, listen to civil defence reports and check on those around you."
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Disaster Recovery
Digitally archiving important as Canterbury earthquake anniversary approaches
UoC Professor Paul Millar believes it’s never been more important to focus on preserving the record of what Canterbury went through.
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Apple
$2m insurance payout for Renaissance
Fourth progress payment totals more than first three combined.
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Disaster Recovery
Canon prepares for supply shortages
Canon ANZ has outlined the impact the Japanese earthquake will have on its New Zealand business.
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Disaster Recovery
Christchurch shakes again
It seemed as if the worst was over, but another earthquake struck.
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Disaster Recovery
NZICT: Business is open in Christchurch
Both Kiwi-based and international tech companies have pulled together to donate equipment to Christchurch businesses.
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Disaster Recovery
Free IT training offered to Christchurch businesses
Microsoft business software training is being offered free to Christchurch businesses affected by the earthquake.
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Disaster Recovery
Now Telecom appoints Christchurch recovery director
Ralph Chivers steps up to lead the company’s Christchurch earthquake recovery efforts.
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Apple
iPad 2 component shortages
Apple may face shortages of key components for iPad 2 as a result of the Japanese earthquake.
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Apple
Steve Jobs emails Japanese staff
The Apple CEO has emailed all staff in Japan with a message of support following last week's earthquake.
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Disaster Recovery
NZ telcos offer free calls to Japan - Updated
2degrees, Telecom and Vodafone all offer credits to customers who called Japan following the earthquake last week.
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Disaster Recovery
Vodafone appoints Christchurch Recovery Director
Ex-Vodafone Australia CEO to lead the company's business recovery efforts in Christchurch.
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Apple
iPad 2 launch delayed in Japan
All efforts must be focused on recovery following the recent disaster, says Apple spokesperson.