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Chow brothers plan to invest NZ$100 million in technology
NBR Rich-Listers John and Michael Chow, have announced an intention to focus at least 25% of their growth investment on information technology sector by 2020. 
© 2017 GeekZone 4:35pm 

Time to force car insurers to give data to online comparison sites
It's time to force price transparency on car and house insurers that we forced on power providers, young technology entrepreneur Michael Speight says. 
© 2017 5:35am 

How electric cars can create the biggest disruption since iPhone
It's 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars, with a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.The... 
© 2017 NZ Herald Sat 10:05am 

The all terrain security robot and other tech news
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories. 
© 2017 BBCWorld Fri 8:55pm 

Self-driving tech going nowhere as rules stall under US President Donald Trump
The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won't be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years. 
© 2017 Fri 12:15am 

Tech companies targeted by sophisticated malware attack
Security researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies. 
© 2017 Fri 12:15am 

Kiwi reverse auction app a slam dunk in the NBA
Two Kiwi brothers have scored a slam-dunk with their million-dollar app idea by securing a NBA Franchise to use their technology. 
© 2017 Fri 11:25am 

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Chow brothers set to spend over $100m on technology investment
Multi-millionaire property magnates the Chow brothers are looking to diversify their business empire by throwing more than $100 million into the technology sector. 
© 2017 Thu 4:15pm 

Powerhouse plans to sell down Invert Robotics stake for $1.3 mln
Christchurch-based technology incubator Powerhouse Ventures plans to sell about one-quarter of its holding of Invert Robotics for $1.3 million, a premium to its book value 
© 2017 Thu 2:05pm 

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Could we breed a better bee? $6.3m study to investigate
Could we breed better bees?A leading Kiwi geneticist says new technology may help us build populations of honey bees that are more resilient and make better pollinators.Bees remain the backbone of our primary sector, contributing... 
© 2017 NZ Herald 3:35pm 

Walmart wants to make shopping even more convenient - staff will stock the fridge
US delivery workers who drop off Walmart groceries may soon also bring them into the customers' kitchen and unload them into the refrigerator, even if people aren't at home. The world's largest retailer is testing a delivery programme in Silicon Valley that would allow customers to use smart-home technology to remotely open the door for delivery workers and watch a live stream of the delivery by linking their phones with home security cameras. "Think about that - someone else does the shopping for you AND puts it all away," Sloan Eddleston, vice president of Walmart eCommerce Strategy & Business Operations, wrote in a blog post on Friday. "As the homeowner, I'm in control of the experience the entire time," he added. "I'm watching the entire process from start to finish from my home security cameras. As I watch the associate exit my front door, I even receive confirmation that my door has automatically been locked." 
© 2017 Sat 12:25am 

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App measures shoppers feet to see if the shoe fits
Four friends are making life easier for online shoe shoppers using foot scanning technology. 
© 2017 Fri 8:55am 

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket
The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials. 
© 2017 BBCWorld Thu 11:25pm 

Survey: Australians excited, not worried, about future of work
Australians are more interested in technology that delivers advances in medical research and helps the disadvantaged than driverless cars or pizzas delivered by drone, new research shows. 
© 2017 Thu 2:35pm 

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