I had always believed Vodafone to be the most savvy of marketers. Their brand and image does seem much more sexy and exciting than stodgy old Telecom NZ.
Darren Greenwood keeps his feet on New Zealand's shaky ground and his head up in the long white cloud.
Darren Greenwood has been in journalism, not all of it IT, since the days of typewriters and long before the web spun its way around the world. Coming from Yorkshire, he can be blunt, and though having resided in New Zealand, as well as Australia, for quite some time, he insists he is not one of the 'sheeple!'
Kiwis might often call Australia the West Island, but the harsh reality is that New Zealand is often seen by some IT companies as a small appendage to Australia.
After being New Zealand's most hated telco, the many failures of Telecom NZ's mobile network XT seem to have bought it a new beginning.
As a Pom, I have been following the UK general election campaign. Regardless of who wins on Thursday, if anyone, there seems a huge disconnect between the UK voting public and the three main parties.
In recent light of Australia's Henry Tax review digging a hole in the pockets of miners, it's interesting to look at New Zealand's tax tale surrounding Kiwi web entrepreneur Sam Morgan.
One of the great New Zealand obsessions is "catching up with Australia". We even have a government 2025 Taskforce aimed at coming up with economic policies to reduce this gap.
Vodafone has added fuel to the fire over Mobile Termination Rates.
Call me an old cynic if you wish, but one of the things I have been told about any scandal is to "follow the money".
I am extremely underwhelmed by the latest developments in e-tailing.
When your country has to borrow $250 million a week to balance the books, can you afford the luxury of burying all your ultrafast broadband cabling underground?