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Sensor Tower
Australia’s most downloaded apps revealed in study
Sensor Tower reveals government apps topped the list followed by the usual social media suspects, but local streaming services also made the cut.
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Review
Hands-on review: Panasonic 65" JZ980 OLED 4K Smart TV
We got our hands on one of the most impressive Smart TV’s Panasonic has ever produced. Ever Kiwi household should take note.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Amazon adds Brisbane, Perth to AWS Local Zone network
Cloud multinational Amazon is adding Brisbane and Perth to its Local Zone network with new AWS Local Zones set to open in the cities.
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Cloud
Apache Cassandra version 4.0 released - used by Apple, Netflix, Amazon, and thousands more
Apache has released version 4.0 of Apache Cassandra, the open source distributed big data management platform.
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Smart Home
Hands-on review: Google Nest Mini 2nd generation smart speaker
We take the brand new smart speaker from Google for a test run.
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Cloud
Netflix hits jackpot: Q1 2020 sees subscriber count and revenue skyrocket
The streaming behemoth earned big in the first quarter of this year, adding record levels of new subscribers and increasing revenue 27.6% year-on-year.
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Cloud
Netflix value skyrockets amid COVID-19 stay at home orders
Netflix’s value has skyrocketed to $192.52 billion, according to one report.
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Microsoft
Google leads donations as tech sector pledges US$1.4 billion to COVID-19 crisis
Google is leading the way in donations, with around $800 million donated to date.
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YouTube
No surprise: Vodafone calls and data usage up as week three of lockdown sets in
Calls and data usage on the Vodafone network remain high, according to Vodafone NZ who has released its latest network report in week 3 of lockdown. 
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Cloudscene recruits AWS, Netflix, Digital Realty execs to advisory board
Amazon Web Services head of network strategy Phil Lin, Netflix director of infrastructure strategy Kevin Epperson, Digital Realty CTO Chris Sharp, and NEXTDC founder Bevan Slattery have joined the board.
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Remote Working
Slack hires new head of APAC as remote working business booms
Slack has reported that in the past seven weeks, more than 7,000 new companies have signed up to Slack as remote working becomes the new norm. 
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Netflix
Video-streaming services to see a boom as people stay at home
Most of the world’s economy is contingent around people leaving their houses; now, a ‘stay at home economy’ will see a meteoric boom.
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Television
Netflix to release The Witcher on December 20
In just eight days, Netflix’s latest trailer for The Witcher has gained more than 11.4 million views on YouTube, and it also hit (at least) #20 on the YouTube trending list.
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Surveillance
Netflix film The Great Hack raises serious questions about data privacy issues
Last weekend a group of privacy advocates and experts gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center to discuss issues highlighted by The Great Hack documentary.
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Google
Freeview On Demand now on streaming device
"Both our On Demand platform and Streaming Device were designed with the viewer at the heart of experience, so combining them was a natural next step."
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Chorus
Record-breaking data usage over school holidays
Rather than pulling their hair out thinking of potential activities, it would appear Kiwi parents are turning to the internet to entertain their little ones.
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Smart Home
No broadband caps please, we're Kiwis
''The price and type of broadband service differs widely and it's important to understand what you're getting and make sure it suits your home activities not just now, but in a year's time."
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Wireless
Intel and Netflix to deliver an AV1 scalable codec
Intel and Netflix announced a new high-performance video codec that is available as open source to content creators.
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Netflix
We're not thieves when we have the choice (and Netflix is killing piracy)
“The research confirms something many internet pundits have long instinctively believed to be true: piracy isn’t driven by law-breakers, it’s driven by people who can’t easily or affordably get the content they want.”
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Netflix
Vodafone year end results show revenue growth and profit drop
With a $5m growth in revenue and 92,000 more customers over the last year, Vodafone remains in a strong position despite $7.7m less profit than 2017.
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Digital Transformation
Two redesigns, one winner: Tailoring processes to customer preferences
For a product redesign to be successful, a meticulous rollout is required, coupled with a thorough understanding of your customer base.
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New Zealand
Spark refreshes Netflix offer for broadband customers
Customers who have already signed up for 12 months of Spark's 'Netflix on us', can now access a further 6 months.
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Netflix
Update: It does not look like a Netflix app will be available on Nintendo Switch anytime soon
It looks like Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait longer for a Netflix app to come. There are no plans for it to be on the Switch.
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Mancave
Netflix grows it distribution empire with a new acquisition
“We are proud to partner with Netflix in this ground-breaking distribution agreement..."