Apple has confirmed that the iPad 2 will go on sale in New Zealand this Friday March 25.
Stories by Computerworld New Zealand staff
Apple ended months of speculation today by announcing the release of the iPad 2, and New Zealand will be among the first countries in the world, outside the US, where it will go on sale.
New Zealand mobile payments specialist M-Com is to be acquired by US firm Fiserv.
M-Com has been a Fiserv partner since 2008. The two companiesworked together on developing Mobile Money, a Fiserv application for financial institutions.
M-Com CEO Adam Clark and all employees of M-Com will join Fiserv.
A statement from Fiserv annuoncuing the buy reads: "Fiserv will have the ability to integrate M-Com mobile banking and payment technology into current product offerings, as well as leverage that technology for transformative new solutions.
"Current M-Com clients will benefit from Fiserv's digital banking and payments expertise, deep resources and ongoing investments in mobile financial services.
M-Com won last year's Tuanz Telecommunications Innovation Award.
The financial terms of the acquisition weren't disclosed.
Telecommunication companies have provided updates on how their networks have been affected by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch just before 1pm local time Tuesday.
A police investigation into a Russian hacker known as 'Kirllos' has established the hacker had no link to New Zealand.
Online shopping has reached an all-time high in New Zealand, with over 1.4 million people making a purchase on the internet in the past 12 months, according to Nielsen.
IT vendor group NZICT is warning that a move to abandon software patents in New Zealand is "worrying".
InternetNZ and the New Zealand Open Source Society have released their submissions to the Ministry of Economic Development's consultation on this month's ACTA negotiations, with the two organisations taking different, but equally critical tacks on the issue.
Salesforce.com is claiming a 35 percent increase in its Australia and New Zealand customer base over the 12 months to 31 January.
Due to a reporter's error, the Computerworld New Zealand story "Navman Wireless launches new console, privacy button", posted to the news wire Friday, gave the wrong title for a Navman Wirless vice president.
The Department of Internal Affairs has released its much anticipated all-of-government PC tender, which could lock in -- and lock out -- PC makers from supplying government agencies.
Analyst firm Ovum is forecasting a modest recovery in the ANZ IT services market, with growth tending above 4.5 percent in 2010.
The story, "Yellow Pages finds the going harder," which was posted to the newswire Thursday, has been removed from the wire. It was erroneously attributed to Computerworld New Zealand. IDG does not have distribution rights for this story, so online editors are asked to remove it as soon as possible from their sites, while print editors should not publish it either.
Mobile services are the winners in the government's planned reallocation of radio spectrum after the switch to digital television transmission -- while proposals to use spare spectrum for rural broadband delivery have missed out, for now at least, due to "lack of enthusiasm".
Broadband adoption in New Zealand is continuing to grow strongly, with mobile and wireless connections standing out in analyst Paul Budde's latest market analysis.