Fake Steve Jobs is a Microsoft blogger operative

, posted: 23-Jun-2007 14:59

Nick Denton at Valleywag has a short yarn about bloggers parroting Microsoft's "people ready" slogan, in a campaign by John Battelle's Federated Media. I agree with Denton that it's sad to see allegedly respected blog-voices bend over and (read the entire post)...

Yahoo! deletes email accounts as an 'incentive'

, posted: 22-Jun-2007 11:17

I'm one of the moderators of the Journalism New Zealand list/group on Yahoo! (JourNZ). For that reason I have an active Yahoo! account that I access most days in order to do the moderation thang. Yes, I'm totally aware of the utter wrongness (read the entire post)...

One reason Vodafone shouldn't be your next ISP

, posted: 19-Jun-2007 09:30

Spotted this on GigaOm earlier - it's Vodafone UK's Mobile Internet charging.

Straight exchange....

'7.50 = NZ$19.70 a month for 120MB
'1.00 = NZ$2.65 a day if you go over 120MB
'2.00 = NZ$5.30 per megabyte if (read the entire post)...

Millions of Aussie farmers to get 12Mbit/s broadband

, posted: 18-Jun-2007 13:16

What a difference. While New Zealand quibbles about broadband regulation and most Kiwis are lucky to get 2-5Mbit/s DSL, the Australians are putting their money where their mouths are. Communications Day just broke that the joint venture between Optus (read the entire post)...

Guest blogger: Commodore Ratu Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, MSD, OStJ

, posted: 17-Jun-2007 13:18


I'm pleased to have this opportunity to set the record straight on Fiji, without the deleterious interference of journalists and others disinclined towards an understanding of the greater issues at stake.

The first (read the entire post)...

More US travel restrictions

, posted: 16-Jun-2007 15:25

Travelling to the United States is already awkward, with all kinds of security measures before and after arrival. It's about to get worse though. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff wants travellers on the Visa Waiver Programme to regist (read the entire post)...

Local loop unbundling well over a year away on Telecom's schedule

, posted: 14-Jun-2007 23:39

Still trying to find the actual source, but I hear that Telecom has filed its standard terms for local loop unbundling proposal with the Commerce Commission, and... it looks like it's slow progress ahead. After the final Commerce Commission deter (read the entire post)...

CoJ spreads to Google

, posted: 14-Jun-2007 15:22

Ulrika bumped into an old acquaintance of mine in San Francisco, the one and only Josh Bailey, and interviewed him for Computerworld. Josh has been with Google for a while now, and suffers American Rs and other such things as a result. Hope it doesn& (read the entire post)...

TelstraClear kisses 30,000 029 customers goodbye

, posted: 14-Jun-2007 13:06

Here's a curious story in the Herald, by Helen Twose, that says TelstraClear is happy to give up some 30,000 customers on its 029 mobile network to Vodafone. Talks between the two telcos have broken down over the agency agreement that allowed Tel (read the entire post)...

Why is Windows Mobile Device support in Vista so poor?

, posted: 10-Jun-2007 18:11

Mauricio has blogged a-plenty on Windows Mobile devices coming a cropper with Vista, but I feel compelled to join my voice to that choir.

I expected a far more seamless experience with Vista. The Windows Mobile Device Centre however, whic (read the entire post)...


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