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Screen-time messages designed to decrease phone use
A new project encourages adults to communicate more with their kids and focus less on their devices. 
© 2020 BBCWorld 11:15am 

Telco industry economics 'out of whack', Vodafone NZ boss says
By Nicholas Pointon of RNZ Consumers will have to pay more for their internet and phone connections, otherwise the telecommunications industry will struggle to invest in new technology, according to a new report.Price rises are... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Fri 9:15am 

Consumers paying less for internet and mobile data - report
Consumers will have to pay more for their internet and phone connections, otherwise the industry warns it will struggle to invest in new technology. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Thu 2:05pm 

More than 1 million connected to ultrafast broadband, what can we learn?
OPINION: Telco industry has progressed while electricity industry has floundered. 
© 2020 Thu 1:05pm 

Watch: 2degrees brings back Rhys Darby
Rhys Darby's "giant logo" ad for 2degrees became a Kiwi classic.That effort helped found the telco, more than 10 years ago, when it only offered mobile service.Now 2degrees has called on Darby's services one more - this time to... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Wed 8:15pm 

Tahiti link still an option for South America - Australia cable
French Polynesia may be linked to a cable planned between South America and Australia. The OPT telecommunications company said discussions were continuing with Chile to consider a hook-up for French... 
© 2020 RadioNZ Tue 6:15am 

Trialling Samsung's Galaxy Z flip phone - the Motorola Razr of the 2020s
REVIEW: I tried the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Did it live up to the hype? Sure, if you can live with how easily the mirror finish is marked with finger prints. 
© 2020 Sun 9:05am 

Twitter hack: Staff tricked by phone spear-phishing scam
Twitter says employees were tricked into handing over credentials to the cyber-attackers. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Fri, 31 Jul 10:55pm 

Huawei takes top spot in global phone shipments for first time
The Chinese firm has overtaken Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone vendor. 
© 2020 BBCWorld Thu, 30 Jul 10:55pm 

Qualcomm expects phone sales to dip by 15 percent because of COVID
Qualcomm reports its fiscal third-quarter results, noting that the coronavirus pandemic will have an effect on smartphone sales. 
© 2020 PC World Thu, 30 Jul 3:25pm 

A dentist has offered to help fix Jessica Sewell's teeth for free
A single mum who was mocked over appearance has been offered to have her missing teeth fixed for free.Australian Jessica Sewell, 29, made headlines when a prank by her ex-boyfriend led to her getting random phone calls from people... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Thu, 30 Jul 11:05am 

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Watch: Telstra takes aim at 5G nutters
New Zealand telcos have been diplomatic in their attempts to gently explain that 5G poses no health risk - let alone being responsible for 5G.But in a new clip, Aussie telco Telstra gives the tinfoil hat crowd a good rark-up.Take... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Fri 12:35am 

AFL debutant's uproarious phone call with his mum
'Did the whole team fall over?' mum asked her son when he told her of his Collingwood call-up. 
© 2020 Thu 3:35pm 

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3 reasons to spend $1,000 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, and 3 reasons not to
If you're spending a thousand bucks on a phone, you might be better off buying the Galaxy S20 instead of the new Galaxy Note 20. 
© 2020 PC World Thu 2:35am 

Twitter could face a $250 million FTC fine for using phone numbers to target ads
Twitter disclosed in a regulatory filing that it could face a fine of up to $250 million from US authorities over its use of phone numbers and email addresses to target advertisements. 
© 2020 CNN Tue 12:45am 

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I was in Ghislaine Maxwell's little black book - and I know her dark secrets
I must have received half a dozen excited phone calls. "I hear you're on the list?!" they said, hardly able to contain their excitement. The list, as most people now know, is Jeffrey Epstein's "little black book", curated for him... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Mon 10:55am 

Coronavirus: Former anti-vaxxer speaks out against Covid 'Karens'
Covid-19 has brought conspiracy theorists out of the shadowy corners of the internet into the mainstream.It seems you can barely move in Bunnings for so-called "Karens" gabbing into their mobile phone about a "plandemic" and conspiracies... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Fri, 31 Jul 7:35pm 

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Council scraps broadband side racket, will collect data instead
Pilot scheme in rural Marlborough sees council backtrack on plans to get into the telecommunications game. 
© 2020 Thu, 30 Jul 1:35pm 

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