Parliamentary messenger not charged over Telecom leak

, posted: 30-Jun-2006 19:25

Michael Ryan, the parliamentary messenger who leaked the cabinet documents outlining the government's new regulatory package for the telecommunications industry to Telecom New Zealand won't be charged by the police, TVNZ reports.

A (read the entire post)...

Spain makes P2P filesharing illegal and kills legit Internet usage?

, posted: 29-Jun-2006 20:23

The MPAA is probably dancing a jig over Spain making peer-to-peer filesharing illegal last Thursday, but did the Spanish parliament really stop to think about how the ban will be enforced?

Instead of directly going after the filesharers th (read the entire post)...

Free short films on Vodafone 3G

, posted: 29-Jun-2006 19:08

Wondering what to do with that 3G Vodafone of yours? You could watch some short films made by New Zealand directors and crews on it, over the Vodafone Live! service. It's free, too.

Although Vodafone's head of the Live! service Tim (read the entire post)...

Telecom New Zealand to voluntarily separate wholesale and retail businesses

, posted: 27-Jun-2006 15:06

We heard about it earlier today at Computerworld and it's true: Telecom New Zealand will voluntarily separate its wholesale and retail operation ahead of government regulation. Computerworld story here.

This is pretty big news - we' (read the entire post)...

World Cup: ref hands Italy victory against Australia

, posted: 27-Jun-2006 08:03

If you didn't already think the World Cup is a badly refereed farce, the Italy-Australia game will have made up your mind for you. As predicted, the Azzurri resorted to method acting instead of playing football and were rewarded by a match-deciding p (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Four red and sixteen yellow cards in Portugal-Netherlands game

, posted: 26-Jun-2006 13:16

I didn't see the Portugal - Netherlands game but wish I had now. The BBC says:

There was more action in the referee's notebook than on the pitch.

Russian ref Valentin Ivanov "continued to throw cards arou (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Sweden and Mexico knocked out

, posted: 25-Jun-2006 12:23

Sweden is going home after being pulverised by Germany in the World Cup. The 2-0 result doesn't reflect how much Germany were in command of the game; it could easily have ended up with one or two more goals for the German side, especially after Swede (read the entire post)...

Sorry New Zealand, but football is the biggest sport

, posted: 23-Jun-2006 19:22

Australia is through to the second round in the World Cup after a draw against a hard-charging Croatia.

The Croats' rough game was more like dirty rugby tackles than football, but the Aussies not only weathered it but managed to keep the (read the entire post)...

Converged calling from Vodafone closer after determination

, posted: 19-Jun-2006 18:44

Vodafone's plans to provide a converged phone service with free local calls has passed the first hurdle as the Commerce Commission released a draft determination today. In the decision, the Commission says:

The Commi (read the entire post)...

World of Warcraft 'funeral' ambush

, posted: 18-Jun-2006 11:46

Where to file this one? Under "sad" or "funny"? It's a video of the World of Warcraft online "funeral" ceremony for a girl who died in real life. The virtual attendees were set upon by other players...

I was going to ignor (read the entire post)...


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