Join New Zealand Internet blackout protest against insane copyright law

, posted: 16-Feb-2009 10:26

Reason didn't work and the Parliamentary process failed, which is why we in New Zealand now have arguably the world's harshest copyright enforcement law. Sections 92A and C of the amended Copyright Act establish a guilt upon accusation pr (read the entire post)...

Should Fairfax sell Trade Me to Ebay?

, posted: 29-Jan-2009 15:26

Russell Brown over at Public Address has heard rumours that Fairfax is talking to Ebay about selling Trade Me to the US ecommerce giant, and I'm thinking it might just happen.

Some history: Fairfax is a large Aussie media conglomerate that (read the entire post)...

Telecom closes Ferrit

, posted: 12-Jan-2009 12:58

That's that then: online shopping site Ferrit will close down. Last orders are at Wednesday this week, 5pm. Tech journos like myself have been taking bets on when Ferrit would close, but expected it to happen much sooner after Dr Paul Reynolds took o (read the entire post)...

TVNZ finally revamps website

, posted: 11-Dec-2008 16:17

Our state broadcaster has had a quite awful website for too long now. The old site did its best to hide some really good material, so it's good to see a shiny new one replacing it that has a clean layout that actually makes you want to spend time on (read the entire post)...

The 419ers try very hard...

, posted: 11-Dec-2008 09:27

My ISP leaves the spam filtering to me, only tagging the emails as they arrive. This means I get some rather interesting specimens, like the one today that contained this image:

Mr Habib Mohammed Mahmuud claims to represent the well-known (read the entire post)...

Why Trade Me went with Google Maps: Street View

, posted: 2-Dec-2008 09:39

There you go, the Street View reason why Trade Me went with Google Maps in favour of Smaps:

While I have reservations about Google turfing out locally developed stuff (Smaps was done by ProjectX in Wellie), you can't fault Trade Me for pic (read the entire post)...

PIPE Networks PPC-1 in financial trouble - what will happen to PPC-2?

, posted: 2-Dec-2008 09:24

Just read this in CommsDay:
"... Pipe Networks requested a share trading halt at the ASX after proposed financing arrangements for its PPC-1 cable between Australia and Guam fell through. Pipe's international unit said it had withdrawn from nego (read the entire post)...

New Zealand general election web stats -

, posted: 25-Nov-2008 14:18

How "webified" was the New Zealand general election recently? Have a look at the figures below, for the official New Zealand election results site and draw your own conclusions.

Stats courtesy of on the Google discussion (read the entire post)...

Customise search results with Google SearchWiki

, posted: 21-Nov-2008 13:01

Introduced to day for New Zealand, SearchWiki lets you customise the search results by promoting lower-ranked ones to the top, delete irrelevant ones and commenting on them.

Here's a screenshot, courtesy of Rob Shilkin from Google:
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How do you trust your advertisers?

, posted: 5-Nov-2008 15:00

One of the advantages touted for online is that you can have interactive advertising. But, the ads can be too interactive. In fact, they can be downright hostile, as well-known Stuff discovered earlier today. Mauricio's wife Jann got an alert a (read the entire post)...


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