Stories by Anthony Doesburg

Mega seeks CloudCode signatory status

Mega, the seven-month-old file storage service that rose from the ashes of Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload, is one of first cabs off the rank in seeking New Zealand CloudCode signatory status.

UFB rollout is ahead of schedule

The government is trumpeting the latest figures for the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout as showing the project is ahead of schedule.

Sun's JDS turns heads

There was the usual stuff about how the share price is on the up and up, the billions of dollars in the bank and the huge commitment to R&D spending. But what caught the eye at Sun presentations in New Zealand late last month were the products, and in particular the Java Desktop System (JDS).

No more free love on the web

The internet’s hippy era is over, according to an Irishman whose web design company, Nua, was once worth a paper fortune. Today, Gerry McGovern makes a living talking about web publishing, with emphasis on “publishing”.

Kiwibank to get VoIP phones

Kiwibank is in the process of converting its contact centre to voice over IP technology, which Wellington-based manager Chris Sturgeon says will provide “endless opportunity” for new functionality.

Telecoms groups mainly welcome price ruling

TelstraClear Ltd. and Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ), the group that represents telecommunications users are welcoming -- with reservations -- the New Zealand telco commissioner's wholesale pricing ruling.

.Net plants flag in south

What's probably the southernmost Microsoft .Net outpost in the world has been established in Dunedin, New Zealand, where users of the development platform have met for the first time.

NZ researchers talk up speech as the killer app

Anyone who doubts voice-driven computers are the way of the future should talk to Stephen Reed. The Auckland University of Technology masters student is working on a project that will voice-enable handheld PCs so business users will be able to retrieve messages and other information with a voice command.

Get ready to talk to your PC - really

Anyone who doubts voice-driven computers are the way of the future should talk to Stephen Reed. The Auckland University of Technology masters student is working on a project that will voice-enable handheld PCs so business users will be able to retrieve messages and other information with a voice command.