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Global Mode: No winners, only losers

CallPlus backed down. From September it will stop providing Global Mode. The service allows customers to hide their whereabouts. That way they can buy low-cost streaming video services direct from the US, UK or elsewhere. In return the big media companies halted legal action against CallPlus. Among other things they claimed Global Mode breached the Copyright […]

Sky and Orcon: Not a marriage made in heaven

Tom Pullar-Strecker reports on signs Sky Television is about to buy Orcon in Sky TV may enter internet market. He joins these dots: Orcon director Warren Hurst indicated late on Friday evening that a deal for the sale of the internet provider was being worked on over the weekend. Minutes earlier Sky Television said it expected […]

English football holds UFB key

How is the UFB network coming along, and will fibre broadband transform New Zealand? Can it resolve the tyranny of distance and leapfrog us back into the global rich list? What are people doing with it anyway? This was the question posed by Hayden Glass for the May Moxie Session – an informal discussion group exploring internet issues. I […]