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Netflix to release The Witcher on December 20
In just eight days, Netflix’s latest trailer for The Witcher has gained more than 11.4 million views on YouTube, and it also hit (at least) #20 on the YouTube trending list.
Netflix film The Great Hack raises serious questions about data privacy issues
Last weekend a group of privacy advocates and experts gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center to discuss issues highlighted by The Great Hack documentary.
Freeview On Demand now on streaming device
"Both our On Demand platform and Streaming Device were designed with the viewer at the heart of experience, so combining them was a natural next step."
Record-breaking data usage over school holidays
Rather than pulling their hair out thinking of potential activities, it would appear Kiwi parents are turning to the internet to entertain their little ones.
No broadband caps please, we're Kiwis
''The price and type of broadband service differs widely and it's important to understand what you're getting and make sure it suits your home activities not just now, but in a year's time."
Intel and Netflix to deliver an AV1 scalable codec
Intel and Netflix announced a new high-performance video codec that is available as open source to content creators.
We're not thieves when we have the choice (and Netflix is killing piracy)
“The research confirms something many internet pundits have long instinctively believed to be true: piracy isn’t driven by law-breakers, it’s driven by people who can’t easily or affordably get the content they want.”
Vodafone year end results show revenue growth and profit drop
With a $5m growth in revenue and 92,000 more customers over the last year, Vodafone remains in a strong position despite $7.7m less profit than 2017.
Two redesigns, one winner: Tailoring processes to customer preferences
For a product redesign to be successful, a meticulous rollout is required, coupled with a thorough understanding of your customer base.
Spark refreshes Netflix offer for broadband customers
Customers who have already signed up for 12 months of Spark's 'Netflix on us', can now access a further 6 months.
Update: It does not look like a Netflix app will be available on Nintendo Switch anytime soon
It looks like Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait longer for a Netflix app to come. There are no plans for it to be on the Switch.
Netflix grows it distribution empire with a new acquisition
“We are proud to partner with Netflix in this ground-breaking distribution agreement..."
Industry players weigh in on Sky TV’s move to block websites
Sky’s call for sites to be blacklisted is “dinosaur behavior, something you would expect in North Korea, not in New Zealand.”
Plugging the digital drain on the campus data center
Plugging the drain and creating a digital-ready higher education data center can start with simplifying all this complexity with a lifecycle approach.
Vodafone TV partners up with SKY and Netflix
Vodafone TV gives viewers the option to switch between their smartphone, tablet and television...
Space, the final frontier, again: Should you bother watching Star Trek Discovery
Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, Discovery explores the Federation/Klingon cold war...
AWS launches 'Macie', its newest machine learning security service
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has welcomed the newest addition to its portfolio, a machine learning security service called Amazon Macie.
Disney vs Netflix: Mickey Mouse is establishing his own streaming service
Disney is ending its agreement with Netflix in favour of its own streaming service...
Breaking down digital transformation: Business model transformation
Now, a start-up can achieve in a few years what used to take decades, and with much less capital.
Epic hacker fail: An exclusive look at the Netflix hack with ESET
We chatted with ESET’s senior research fellow Nick Fitzgerald for an expert's views on what the Netflix hack means for the future of streaming.
Opinion: We take some brilliant tech for granted way too often
You know who you are. Stop taking Netflix for granted, and appreciate just how amazing that sh*t is.
Spoiler alert: Hackers leak unreleased Netflix series
An unidentified hacker has released the highly anticipated Season 5 episodes of popular Netflix show Orange is the New Black.
Netflix and Lightbox battle it out for Kiwi affection
More than a million Kiwis are now subscribed to Netflix, while Lightbox has been revealed as the faster growing Subscription Video On Demand provider.
Spark scores landmark Netflix deal
“Long gone are the days when New Zealanders had no choice in the way they watched TV and video."