Archive for September, 2011

Third trans-Tasman telecommunications cable announced

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

A Chinese Government-backed consortium has revealed it will build a trans-tasman telecommunications cable connecting Sydney and Auckland.

At present, the Southern Cross Cable has a near-monopoly on internet traffic coming to and from New Zealand, whilst Pacific Fibre is bidding to connect NZ, Australia and United States via a US$400m cable.

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A guide to the new Facebook

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

As some of you will have no doubt noticed, Facebook has undergone a bit of a makeover recently.

If you’re struggling to find your way around, good news. An article over at has a rundown on some of the new features.

You can check it out here.

Windows 8 key to Microsoft’s future

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in a presentation in Anaheim, has told analysts Windows is still the core financial foundation of its business, despite growing concerns that slow personal computer sales are effecting the technology giant.

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Is the “Skynet” law having an affect?

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Reports from our most popular Telco’s suggest there has been a slight dip in international traffic since the “Skynet” law came in to effect.

The controversial copyright law, allows copyright holders to inform ISP’s if their content is being illegally downloaded. The company then has to pass the message on to the user, if they get 3 messages, their internet connection can be disconnected.

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