Dene Mackenzie

Microsoft hopes to recover browser market share

Just as I was about to finally download IE8, feeling that it was probably safe enough to do that more than a year after it was released, late last week Microsoft announced it was launching IE9.

Services sector continues its recovery - up 1.2 points

Services sector continues its recovery - up 1.2 points

The Otago-Southland services sector continues to make its slow recovery from the June lows, gaining another 1.2 points in activity last month as measured by the BNZ-Business NZ performance in services index.

Google Instant predictive search engine welcome

Reclining on a lounge chair somewhere north of Auckland, unfortunately attached to two mobile phones that allow me to check email, I started wondering how much time anyone really needed to save through using the internet.

Giants might fight over fibre coverage

Giants might fight over fibre coverage

Changes to the rules surrounding the Government's rural broadband initiative (RBI) could cause a battle for market supremacy between Telecom and Auckland-based energy company Vector.

City firms on top of sports app game

City firms on top of sports app game

Millions of dollars are being poured into researching and developing technology for New Zealand's high-performance athletes to help give them an edge on the competition. Much of that money is being spent by Dunedin technology entrepreneurs.

Rewarding developers a problem for Sparc

One of the major problems facing Sparc high-performance consultant Richard Young is how to ensure the developers providing world-leading technology for elite athletes are rewarded.

Hills want to increase stake

Hills want to increase stake

The Hill family caught financial markets by surprise by announcing yesterday the family wanted to consolidate and increase its stake in Michael Hill International.

Skellerup $21m profit 14% rise

A stronger second half boosted Skellerup Holdings' June full-year operating profit from continuing operations to $21.7 million, up nearly 14% on the previous corresponding period.

KiwiSaver could become compulsory

KiwiSaver could become compulsory

Superannuation is set to be a political football again during next year's election campaign, with the possibility of a compulsory version of KiwiSaver becoming increasingly likely.

Cabinet may have to discuss Hubbard case

The Cabinet could soon be forced to discuss whether the statutory management of Aorangi Securities and Hubbard Management Funds should be discontinued.