Technology columnist Richard MacManus finds the arrival of the massive Hawaiki cable has created an opportunity for New Zealand to build global cloud computing businesses, thanks to our clean power, cold water and stable politics.
New Zealand's online retailers are doing surprisingly well against global gorillas such as Amazon. Newsroom technology columnist Richard MacManus finds local distribution centres and the rise of online grocery sales are helping.
Newsroom's technology columnist Richard MacManus argues big tech firms such as Google and Facebook should audit their algorithms in the same way our Government has asked for audits of how its departments use artificial intelligence.
Online retailers will soon have to collect GST for sales to New Zealanders, but a sizeable chunk of them are expected to opt out, Thomas Coughlan reports
The Government is proposing to close a loophole that allows large offshore internet firms to avoid collecting GST on goods sold to New Zealanders.
Prime Minister John Key has called on big digital multi-nationals such as Google and Facebook to pay their fair share of tax and he supported moves by the G20 to share information and pressure them into paying more tax.