Harry McCracken: Five myths about Apple debunked
COMMENT: Even after the rise of Google and Facebook, Apple remains the most closely watched technology company of them all. From the Apple II's debut in 1977 through the iPhone - the 21st century's defining gadget, which took Apple...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Oct 2018 | 7:07 pm

Singapore on its way to being the world's first 'smart nation'
Orchard Road, a stretch of land formerly home to nutmeg plantations, spice gardens and pepper farms in Singapore's now bustling commercial centre at first glance looks like any other precinct in a global metropolis.But soon, the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Oct 2018 | 5:11 pm

Your Spotify history predicts the economy
The Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, has urged his colleagues to examine the musical mood of the nation when contemplating changes to the bank's interest rate. How could an increase in Taylor Swift downloads or a decline...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Oct 2018 | 4:50 pm

Facebook hires EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny
Facebook has hired former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny in the region and snowballing...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Oct 2018 | 4:48 pm

Auckland firm The Straker Group moves staff to Gisborne - their $300,000 homes and beach lifestyle
Sometime in the middle of next month Chris Gudgin will pack up his belongings, his wife Alex, his Yorkshire Terrier Nacho and his Auckland salary and move 500km southeast from packed city suburbs to a little red house on a big town...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Oct 2018 | 1:00 pm

Apple has a 'moral responsibility' to deal with tech addiction, says chief designer
The man behind the iPhone and Apple Watch has revealed he believes the firm has a "moral responsibility" to deal with the effects of its technology.As technology firms come under increasing fire for their role in phone and app addiction,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 19 Oct 2018 | 7:58 pm

Lime scooters causing safety concerns
Ride sharing e-scooter company Lime has zoomed into the Auckland market but some members of the public raising concerns about their safety.Early this week, 600 dock-free scooters were released into the city, but already complaints...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Oct 2018 | 7:22 pm

NZ's new richest man? Peter Thiel lines up $60b IPO
Palantir, the secretive data-mining company co-founded by Peter Thiel, is lining up an IPO that will value his company at up to $US41 billion ($60b), according to a Wall Street Journal report .The company is said to be in talks...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:37 pm

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's $40b estate: who gets a slice?
Paul Allen's family office will live long and prosper.The billionaire's vast holdings at Vulcan - with real estate, art, sports teams and venture capital stakes - would take years to unravel, if that's even what he wanted. Allen,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:31 pm

Trump's trade war to kill $1 yoga pants
The latest casualty of President Donald Trump's trade war? One-dollar yoga pants.Trump's order that the US Postal Service withdraw from an obscure 192-nation postal treaty threatens to hit American shoppers who have grown used to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Oct 2018 | 4:09 pm

Damien Venuto: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's face used in Bitcoin spam
COMMENT: As Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern's photograph appears in a lot of places - including a recent promoted Facebook post that looked like a news story and pointed readers to a "new investment plan for Kiwis".If they clicked...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 18 Oct 2018 | 1:00 pm

Kiwi digital avatar creator Soul Machines wins Daimler investment
Leading New Zealand digital business avatar creator Soul Machines has a "significant" new shareholder, the financial services arm of German premium carmaker Daimler AG.The high-tech Auckland-based company won't reveal the size of...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Oct 2018 | 11:12 pm

Derek Handley under fire at Sky Television AGM
An otherwise limp Sky TV annual meeting was enlivened when a shareholder objected to board candidate Derek Handley.The entrepreneur has been on Sky's board since 2014 and was up for re-election, along with fellow director Geraldine...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Oct 2018 | 8:47 pm

Netflix soars as blistering subscriber growth restores faith
Netflix is growing faster than even its most bullish fans on Wall Street predicted, soothing doubts about its global prospects and sending its already-stratospheric stock higher. MORE: Handley on trial at Sky TV meeting After...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Oct 2018 | 7:42 pm

Fog over Sky Television's financial forecasts as it takes shots at Spark
Sky offered no 2019 guidance at its annual meeting in Auckland today.At its full-year result on August 24, the company said it would deliver its forecast at the AGM. Now, chief financial officer Jason Hollingworth has told the ...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Oct 2018 | 5:12 pm

Chinese phone, electronic giant opening first dedicated New Zealand store
Giant Chinese-headquartered phone and consumer electronics business Mi is opening its first dedicated New Zealand store, picking Sylvia Park at Mt Wellington as its flagship operation.Xiaomi or Mi is said to be the fourth largest...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Oct 2018 | 1:00 pm

Neeraj Lala: A driverless vehicle future is just around the corner
COMMENT: Autonomous or driverless vehicles (AVs) are receiving plenty of publicity, not all of it positive, but the reality is the technology at various levels is becoming increasingly available in more new vehicles.AVs have the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Oct 2018 | 1:00 pm

Renowned logician wins NZ's top science honour
Professor Rod Downey grapples with some of the most mind-boggling science there is - how dense mathematical processes can be, or can't be, packed into algorithms for computers to use.For the rest of us, he likens it to baking."A...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Oct 2018 | 6:30 am

Could an NBC Universal buyout of Sky TV get past regulators? Experts' verdict
An NBC Universal bid for Sky TV probably would get past the Commerce Commission and the Overseas Investment Office legal experts say.But a wider mooted deal, whereby the US giant tried to buy Sky TV plus MediaWorks would likely...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 17 Oct 2018 | 5:29 am

Huawei boss stuns audiences by giving (digital) life to toy panda
In a moment that could have extracted a gasp from even the most ardent Apple fan, Huawei CEO Richard Yu brought a toy panda to life with the power of his Mate 20 Pro. Standing on stage at the launch in a packed London event centre,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 16 Oct 2018 | 10:19 pm