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In praise of the library Makerspace: why accessible tech is more important than ever

In a time where we’ve been more online than ever, one thing has been made abundantly clear: access to technology isn’t just a luxury...

Waiting with 25,000 others in MIQ’s hotel lobby

As an ex travel writer I’ve spent more time waiting in hotel lobbies than I care to admit. To be honest I rather enjoyed the...

Meet Pavan Vyas – the man behind the NZ Covid Tracer app

Pavan Vyas is our quiet tech superstar. He arrived in New Zealand as an immigrant in the mid-90s, found he had a knack for...

Shopify’s Shaun Broughton – on innovating in a pandemic, the future of shopping and Kiwis’ love of a side-hustle

For the uninitiated, Shopify isn’t a consumer-facing app you can shop through - although Shopify does have one of those Shop (but more about...

Interview with Clubhouse’s Aarthi Ramamurthy – “We believe in empowering people”

Video might have killed the radio star but last year audio made a big and unexpected comeback with the arrival of Clubhouse. Clubhouse founders Paul...

Our ICT industry is pandemic-proof for now; can it remain that way?

“Australia and New Zealand were early entrants to the digital transformation journey,” says Mario Allen Clement, senior market analyst for IDC.  That head-start enabled our...

Why did Apple just buy a classical music streaming service?

Unless you’re a classical music boffin you’ve probably never heard of Amsterdam-based Primephonic - a classical music start-up which launched in 2018. It enabled users...

Is Kanye’s Donda Stem Player more than just a money-grab?

Music writer Charles Holmes nailed it - “being a Kanye fan is akin to being a frog carrying a scorpion across the deepest body...

Creators in the driver’s seat (as YouTube pays out >$43 billion)

YouTube has announced that it has more than two million creators in its YouTube Partner Program and has paid more than $30 billion USD...

Q&A with Hamish McKenzie (the Kiwi co-founder of Substack) on how writers can make good money again

Michael Moore joined Substack the other day. So did Dan Rather, Alison Roman, and even Edward Snowden. They join Andrew Sullivan has joined Substack...