Solid full-year result for Vocus NZ
Vocus NZ made solid gains across the board for its financial year to June 30.The owner of Orcon, Slingshot and Flip saw its revenue increase 5 per cent to $380m as both its consumer (8 per cent) and enterprise and wholesale (1 per...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 22 Aug 2019 | 10:51 pm

Sky TV shares dive as dividend axed
Sky TV shares sunk more than 7 per cent to a record low of $1.13 after the pay-TV provider axed its dividend, and could not say when the payout would return. The stock is now down 57 per cent for the year.The suspension of the dividend...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Aug 2019 | 4:15 pm

Huawei NZ added to US export ban list
There's good news and bad news for Huawei, and its wholly owned NZ subsidiary, in the latest developments form the US.The bad: Huawei New Zealand has been added to a blacklist of companies that US firms are banned from selling...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Aug 2019 | 4:03 pm

Spark shares jump as profit rises
Spark has reported a $44m or 12.1 per cent increase in net profit to $409m for the 12 months to June 30.Shares jumped 5 per cent to $4.21 as the NZX opened.On an adjusted basis, net profit increased 2.2 per cent or $9m.The earnings...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Aug 2019 | 4:30 pm

Ridesharing giant Uber to expand into six more New Zealand cities in October
Ridesharing giant Uber has today outlined its plans to expand into six additional New Zealand cities.The San Francisco-based company says it will launch its services in Rotorua, Taupō, Napier-Hastings, New Plymouth, Palmerston...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Aug 2019 | 1:00 pm

Lime juicer feels squeeze from pay cut, heavier G3 scooter
Lime's supersized Generation 3 (or G3) e-scooter got oohs and ahhs when previewed in Auckland yesterday. Riders loved the smoother ride afforded by its bigger wheels, larger shocks and a wider baseboard.But "juicers" - the contractors...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Aug 2019 | 10:59 pm

GCSB gives Vodafone the green light for 5G
Vodafone NZ says it has gained approval from the GCSB for its 5G upgrade, which will use gear from Finnish company Nokia Networks.The telco says it will upgrade 100 cellsites in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Aug 2019 | 5:18 pm

Watch: Rocket Lab's midnight launch for US Air Force a success
Rocket Lab staged its eighth successful launch at 12.20am last night from Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula.The "Look Ma No Hands" mission carried the first satellite for a new maritime surveillance constellation for French...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Aug 2019 | 2:19 pm

Sneak preview: Lime's super-sized Generation 3 e-scooter
Lime's third-generation or G3 e-scooter is on its way to Auckland.The US-based company can't give an exact date for a mass rollout, but its NZ public affairs manager Lauren Mentjox says G3s have just been released in Berlin, with...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Aug 2019 | 6:34 pm

NZ video gaming billion-dollar export industry by 2024: report
New Zealand's interactive media and games sector could create a billion-dollar export industry by 2024, a new report outlining the sector reveals.Interactive Aotearoa, a report produced by the New Zealand Game Developers Association...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Aug 2019 | 6:04 pm

Spark Sport suffers Premier League glitch - for second weekend in a row
Spark Sport's dress-rehearsal for the Rugby World Cup continues to be wobbly at times, while rival Sky Sport Now seems to have had a solid debut.The new streaming service's second weekend of English Premier League football saw problems...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Aug 2019 | 3:39 pm

Google employees call for pledge not to work with US immigration
Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Aug 2019 | 5:25 pm

The billion-dollar race to become China's Amazon Twitch
Cameras flashed and fans screamed, as Liu Mou stepped into the spotlight on a sweltering summer evening. In the industrial heartland city of Wuhan, tens of thousands of spectators jam-packed the waterside strip that bore witness to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Aug 2019 | 4:42 pm