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Fitbit dominates wearables market
Fitbit has experienced positive growth in the share market, dominating in the highly competitive wearables space.
Digitally influenced retail sales to reach $2.2 trillion by 2015
“Retailers should focus on designing and building [digital] customer experiences that play to how their customers are shopping for their products."
Embracing the possibilities but not the risks of new tech
"Consumers are embracing many of the products and services being developed through new technologies, but are clearly concerned about managing risks."
Windows 10 editions: What you need to know
“We designed Windows 10 to deliver a more personal computing experience... An experience optimised for each device type, but familiar to all.”
Technology: Fundamentally changing the way we shop
"Technology plays a central role as both a transformer of human behaviour and enabler of enhanced consumer experience."
AVG Technologies snaps up Privax, global privacy provider
"Privacy is the new currency of the digital era, particularly as the internet population is expected to double over the next five years."
The real IoT and the power of the platform
"The growing use of the new term IoT suggests a transition in the evolution of connected devices, with accelerating scale and scope."
Protecting brand New Zealand
Counterfeiting is one of the fastest growing economic crimes of modern times. Innovative and cost-effective tech solutions are now able to tackle this
NZ consumer confidence gains in March quarter in face of cheaper petrol, home loans
New Zealand consumer confidence rose in the first three months of the year, as Kiwis enjoyed cheaper fuel prices and lower fixed home-loan rates.
While you were sleeping: Records fall on Wall Street
Wall Street rose, with the Dow touching a record high and the Nasdaq climbing above 5,000 for the first time in fifteen years amid optimism about the
Consumer NZ poll slams Vodafone and Spark
Vodafone and Spark have a long way to go before their customers feel satisfied with their service.
2015 ANZ consumers seek synced devices and on-demand online shopping
Mintel predicts in 2015 Australian and New Zealand consumers will turn to smart, synced devices and enhanced online shopping experiences.
Do Not Knock stickers to deter door-to-door sellers
Consumer is calling for changes to the Fair Trading Act to make it an offence for sellers to ignore a "Do Not Knock" sign.
Employees don't stop being consumers at work... CEOs must digitalise
The industry is currently witnessing the rise of what Gartner calls the "business consumer" — an employee for whom business activities are one part of a wider lifestyle.
Australian government to Apple, Microsoft: please explain
Authorities launch inquiry into why consumers and businesses pay more than those overseas for software and downloads - should we do the same here?
Brancott estate releases world’s most curious bottle
In a first for a New Zealand wine brand, Brancott Estate has launched a new smartphone application which brings together the world of wine and entertainment in 14 unique consumer experiences.
The power of true mobility
No longer a pipe-dream or a Brave New World prediction, workplace mobility has become a reality. The technology is here and employees are fast-developing a preference for using personal devices at work in a desire to gain greater mobility.
Attempted upgrade shuts down 14 govt sites - Updated
A number of government websites including the Companies Office and the Ministry of Consumer Affairs have suffered a major technology issue.