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 Pipe's international unit said it had withdrawn from nego (read the entire post)...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)...

A few reasons why you don't want to become an ISP

, posted: 3-Nov-2008 15:13

1. Your customers hate you. The service you provide is only viable as a shared-bandwidth one, because hardly anyone wants to stump up the big $$$ for a service with dedicated bandwidth and service level agreements. Your service is provide (read the entire post)...

You know the NZ Internet sucks when...

, posted: 28-Jun-2007 13:34

...there's only room for America's Cup on The Herald's connection:

'We are currently running at maximum load for International and National Internet traffic due to the Americas Cup. Can you please stop all non-critical I (read the entire post)...


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