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Cloud
Sky confirms Vocus as a key service partner for Sky Broadband
"It’s exciting to see our Sky Broadband project take shape as we roll out customer trials with the support of a great partner like Vocus."
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Sky
Annoyed, angry and devastated: How Kiwis really feel about streaming the Rugby World Cup
"When it comes to watching the All Blacks and the Rugby World Cup, the message is clear… if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it."
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Network Infrastructure
Dell Boomi expands its enterprise iPaaS portfolio
"Dell Boomi's ability to connect data, processes and people has an extremely positive impact on the experience Sky provides."
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Gaming
Sky TV set to launch new pop up channel called GINX Esports TV
Competitive video gaming has grown over the years and it's becoming more mainstream. This is why a new channel is being launched to reflect this.
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Cloud
Vodafone TV arrives at Kiwi homes across the country
Vodafone TV supposedly enables Kiwis to experience the future of television.
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Sky TV
One of New Zealand’s largest companies farewells CEO
“We have some exciting developments underway to take advantage of digital opportunities and to continue to deliver great content to New Zealanders.”
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Microsoft
Go on a VR tour of the Natural History Museum with David Attenborough
“I am delighted about what users can learn and discover from the Natural History Museum’s treasures in this new VR experience."
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Mancave
The Amazon Prime video app is now available on Apple TV
This trend could become devastating for services like Sky...
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Netflix
Vodafone TV partners up with SKY and Netflix
Vodafone TV gives viewers the option to switch between their smartphone, tablet and television...
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New Zealand
Freeview takes on Sky in an all-out brawl for Kiwi viewers
“Freeview is offering viewers access to local and international VOD content..."
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Sky TV
Sky NZ updates camera and lens fleet bringing high-quality video to Kiwis
"The fact that the new cameras are 4K capable definitely showed up artefacts we had never been able to resolve before...”
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Cybersecurity
Prominent line-up of speakers announced for IBC Cyber Security Forum
Some of the big names announced include executives from ITV, Sky, News Corp, Google and HBO to discuss exclusive insights in cybersecurity.
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Apple
Week in review: The biggest stories that went down this week on NetGuide
It was a busy week for the NetGuide team. We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.
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Commerce Commission
Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out
"That market power in a country like New Zealand would have been a disaster."
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Commerce Commission
NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go
The Commerce Commission has declined clearance of the Vodafone/Sky merger, saying it could not exclude the chance the merger could lessen competition.
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Sky
InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on ComCom's Vodafone-Sky decision
InternetNZ gets behind calls for a delay following the Vodafone-Sky merger decision expected this week.
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Commerce Commission
Spark pleas for pause as Vodafone-Sky merger looms
"This is a question of natural justice: to allow them to push ahead without this breathing space would mean the merger already has been effected."
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Digital Transformation
Goodbye 2016: A look back at this year's IT industry
The Internet of Things, cyber security, digital transformation, a new budget, Trump… Oh how 2016 was a tumultuous year for the world.
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Cybersecurity
2016: What a year it has been
Let’s have a look back at what our NetGuide editors felt were the biggest stories to shape 2016.
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Commerce Commission
Commerce Commission delays final decision on Sky-Vodafone merger
The deadline for the final decision on the proposed Sky-Vodafone merger has been pushed back to February due to a high number of submissions and a hea
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Telecommunications
"We're at a turning point" - Spark pleased despite profit drop
Spark says mobile and platform IT services now outweigh declining areas of the business, which Spark's chairman says reflects a turning point.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom officially weighs in on Vodafone/Sky merger
“We give clearance to a proposed merger only if we are satisfied the merger is unlikely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition."
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Telecommunications
It's official: Shareholders say YES to Sky-Vodafone merger
Sky shareholders have voted YES to the Sky-Vodafone merger this morning at a special meeting held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland this morning.
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Telecommunications
Sky, Vodafone merger 'raises some questions'
InternetNZ us calling for network neutrality following the proposed merger of Sky and Vodafone announced last week.