Wave of new tech firms targeting American farms in weather wars
When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn't to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it's to his iPad.Nine mini-weather stations...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Apr 2019 | 6:10 pm

Creative destruction: Will technology create or kill jobs?
New Zealanders are being asked to share their views on whether technological changes will cost jobs or create them as the Government looks to formulate a policy on the future of work.The Productivity Commission has published an...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Apr 2019 | 1:00 pm

The German technology to help prevent New Zealand banknote forgery
Ever noticed the colourful shimmer of the bird in the clear window of New Zealand's dollar notes or the clear black and white replica of your face in your passport?That technology is called the Kinegram and it is just one of the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Apr 2019 | 1:00 pm

Woman's business decision that almost ruined her relationship
When Sabrina Philipp's business started to take off it seemed to make perfect sense to ask her boyfriend to join the fledgling operation.Her online coaching business had turned over $100,000 in just one month for the first time...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Apr 2019 | 5:55 pm

Federal regulators investigating Facebook over data lapses set their sights on Mark Zuckerberg
Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users' personal information have set their sights on the company's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Apr 2019 | 8:21 pm

Aussie co-founders of software group Atlassian lose $1.7b overnight
Australian billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar copped a massive blow of A$1.6 billion ($1.7b) as the market reacted badly to the duo's software group's outlook for the fiscal year.The co-founders of NASDAQ-listed...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Apr 2019 | 4:01 pm

Running for cover: Being healthy's one thing but should you hand over personal data for cheaper life insurance?
New Zealand's biggest life insurer will offer discounts and up to $4000 a year in rewards for people who eat healthily, exercise and sleep well.But policy holders would have to prove they are being healthy by recording the information...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Apr 2019 | 1:00 pm

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 CEO...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Apr 2019 | 10:40 pm

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 AEST)....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Apr 2019 | 10:19 pm

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 non-profit...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Apr 2019 | 9:06 pm

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 multinationals...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Apr 2019 | 6:40 pm

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 until...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Apr 2019 | 2:56 pm

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 MORE:...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Apr 2019 | 1:00 pm

'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 admission...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Apr 2019 | 10:52 pm

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 to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Apr 2019 | 7:00 pm

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 subscription...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Apr 2019 | 4:24 pm

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 games...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 15 Apr 2019 | 2:30 pm

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 the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Apr 2019 | 11:41 pm

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 regulator...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 14 Apr 2019 | 5:27 pm