Stories by Stuart Corner

Computer Forensics NZ moves to secure SMBs

Twenty year old Auckland based digital forensics and data recovery firm Computer Forensics NZ is to expand the scope of its services to offer preventative cyber security services to the SMB market following its acquisition a year ago by two long-term employees of the firm.

Seequent acquires Geoslope of Canada

​Christchurch-based geoscience software company Seequent has acquired Geoslope, a Canadian company that creates integrated geotechnical analysis software.

Smudge sell Staccar to US company

​Christchurch-based software company Smudge Apps has sold its augmented reality software application, Staccar, to US-based InContext Solutions, which claims to be the global leader in 3D simulation software for retail.

Southern Cross confirms Telstra’s NEXT role

​Southern Cross Cable Network has announced it has signed agreements and received regulatory approval for Telstra to become a 25 per cent shareholder of the company and an anchor customer of the Southern Cross NEXT undersea data cable.

Bitharp promises easy-money bitcoin mining

Wellington-based Bitharp, a manufacturer of crypto-currency mining rigs, has introduced two new products that it claims allow casual enthusiasts and small-time miners to make their fortune out of crypto-currency mining.

Mobile market in good health: Commerce Commission

​The Commerce Commission has concluded its year-long investigation into New Zealand’s mobile telecommunications services market, re-iterating its earlier provisional findings that competition is healthy, despite strident complaints on its provisional findings.

Spark 5G goes live in Otago

​Spark has switched on New Zealand’s first 5G network, in Alexandra in Central Otago, and says it will roll out 5G in another five heartland NZ towns before Christmas, followed by other locations early next year.

AI Forum sets out AI policy framework

The AI Forum is promoting its latest research report, “​Towards our Intelligent Future​” released earlier this month, saying it provides a policy framework for artificial intelligence and highlights the significant potential for AI to address well-being, sustainability and economic issues.

Auckland Uni forges links with Japanese tech research body

The University of Auckland’s commercialisation arm, Auckland UniServices has teamed up with Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) to develop technology innovation opportunities, a move it says will benefit New Zealand entrepreneurs and researchers brings AI to home hunting

Real estate website says it has added artificial intelligence to its website to help house hunters search for desirable features based on an analysis of photos of properties.