NZ Tech Podcast

NZ Tech Podcast

Each episode, Paul Spain and guests discuss what's happening in the world of technology, gadgets and telecommunications around the world and in New Zealand.

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May 26, 2022 45 min

Paul Spain and Bill Bennett discuss NZ’s $20M Budget boost for Tech sector, tech to supersede liquids ban when flying, AMD's near 30% share of x86 CPU market and historical Vodafone FibreX drama is back. We also delve into the negative use of technology, including NZ businesses response to Ransomware, Canada’s blocking of China’s Huawei and ZTE and social media disinformation in Philippine’s election.

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Paul Spain is joined by David McDonald to discuss Altered State Machine which David founded. Also on the agenda - Russian TV hack, NZ web3 focused VC fund, THEIA Diabetes discovery, a passwordless future, DJI drones not so secure, and more internet in Australia and USA.

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Paul Spain is joined by Craig Young (TUANZ), to discuss this weeks Tech news including Elon Musk's successful bid to buy Twitter, NZ scientists research into volcanic predictions, subscription streaming failures for CNN and Netflix, Mobile usage in the Russia-Ukraine war and more.

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Paul is joined by Vincent Heeringa to discuss the latest in Tech news including Elon Musk's bid to buy Twitter, NZ's new energy developer Helios Energy, Calls to review New Zealand's GM regulations, Meatless meat, Russia/Ukraine drone wars, safety risks of E-Bikes, and more.

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Paul Spain and Podcast Producer Jo-Ellen Bowen discuss this week's Tech news including, Elon Musk's latest happenings, WetaFX new Vancouver Studio, wearable's Heart monitoring reliability, Atlassian's outage, The Ax-1 mission, FIFA+ and more.

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Paul Spain and Bill Bennett delve into the very latest in tech from around the world - including an NZ startup that's clearing fog, fruit packing robots, Tesla's Berlin factory flythrough, Google/Apple/Twitter return to the office, Elon Musk buys into Twitter, Russian delivery app data leak and UK's Royal Mint of the NFT kind.

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Paul Spain is joined by Shaun Edlin - CEO and Co-Founder of Dotterel Technologies to discuss the latest in audio capture technology - plus coverage of EU's Digital Markets Act and its possible effect on leading Tech companies, NZ's #5 spot for OECD Broadband speed, Microsoft bribe allegations, and more.

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Host Paul Spain and James Fuller (Founder/CEO, Hnry) discuss Hnry’s recent NZ$16m funding from Left Lane Capital and how Hnry are helping sole traders in Australia and NZ - along with NZ’s need for more digital skills, China’s tech hub getting back to work, a new government cyber incident, the importance of strategic technology selection (sparked by recent new costs for Vimeo customers), COBOL’s continuing legacy and James Webb Spa...

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March 14, 2022 52 min

Paul Spain and Frances Valintine (Tech Futures Lab, The Mind Lab) discuss shaping the metaverse, the changing state of vehicles, new Apple innovations, Frances’ new book ‘Future You’, and more.

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Paul Spain is Joined by HeartLab's CEO Will Hewitt, to discuss how technology is affecting Russia and Ukraine's civil society, Electric Vehicles, HeartLab's innovation in Cardiology and more. 

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Paul Spain is joined by Paul Brislen to discuss NZ Telecommunications Forum, Russia-Ukraine conflict’s effect on chip production, newest tech devices and more.

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We delve into the NZ Tech Story and how this initiative hopes to raise the profile of New Zealand’s tech sector globally to increase our export earnings, attract talent and investment.

Paul Spain talks with Julie Gill (NZ Tech) and the Hon. Dr David Clark (Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications).

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Paul Spain and Bill Bennett discuss the key tech happenings and predictions, including Soul Machine's $105m investments , NZ Government's draft 'Industry Transformation Plan' for next 10 years, Gartner's Metaverse prediction for 2026, Samsung Galaxy S22 vs Note and more.

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Brett Roberts joins Paul Spain to discuss the latest tech happenings including Starlink for Business, More pain for Facebook, Spotify and Joe Rogan and a lot more.

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Discussing the big tech stories in NZ and around the world – including NZ datacentre investment confirmed for Invercargill, defining crime in the Metaverse, UAE Driverless Taxi Trial concludes, flying car racing + more. This week Paul Spain is joined by guest Ben Moore.

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Paul Spain (Gorilla Technology) and Stephen Phillips (Snyk) discuss the latest tech happenings – including the 2022 Cybersecurity landscape, 5G vs Flights, FLUF World’s $1m charity auction, Google’s end to free Google Workspace and more.

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Paul Spain (Gorilla Technology) and Henry Burrell (BusinessDesk) discuss the tech news kicking off 2022.

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Special thanks to organisations who support innovation and tech leadership in New Zealand by partnering with NZ Tech Podcast:

Vodafone NZ

HP

Spark NZ

Vocus

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Paul Spain and Bill Bennett delve behind the news - Rocket Labs (Neutron update and SolAero acquisition), NZ Border exemptions for tech workers, Chatham Islands 4G, a costly NFT typo, Windows 11, and more.

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NZ Tech Podcast

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Special thanks to organisations who support innovation and tech leadership in New Zealand by partnering with NZ Tech Podcast:

Vodafone NZ

HP

Spark NZ

Vocus

Gorilla Technology

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Paul Spain is joined by Logitech’s Estelle Fry to discuss the role of streaming and technology in the future careers of New Zealand children. Also discussed is online safety and helping lay foundations for future career success in a world where automation and robotics play an increasing role.

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Paul Spain and Craig Young discuss this week’s tech news; including electric ferries, broadband upgrades, Digital Boost, NZ Cybercrime update, Lobbing Satellites into space and much more.

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