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Film
Kim Dotcom film up for best documentary at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards
A film about entrepreneur and former MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom is up for best documentary at this year’s Asia-Pacific Screen Awards.
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Caught in the Web: Kim Dotcom documentary to screen at NZ Film Festival
“Whether you think he is a hero or a heel, you’re bound to leave the film with your preconceptions shattered.”
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Megaupload back and better than the original, claims Kim Dotcom
"I can tell you that Megaupload and Bitcoin had sex. There is a pregnancy and I have a feeling that the baby will be such a joy."
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Dotcom calls out John Banks in open letter
“I am concerned by your comments that I and others have lied and that I stated if you would not assist my release from prison, I will destroy you.”
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CFO
Mega's legal guns shoot down claims of 'content theft'
Mega, which arose from the ashes of Kim Dotcom's Megaupload empire, has rebutted claims it operates as a 'cyberlocker' profiting from "content theft'.
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CFO
Kim Dotcom's Mega deal falls through
"The share sale deed entered into between TRS and the Mega shareholders will terminate, and the proposed acquisition of Mega will not proceed."
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CFO
PayPal stops processing Mega payments; NZX listing still on
PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the storage and encryption firm looking to join the New Zealand stock market via a reverse listing.
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DDoS
Was Facebook hacked last night?
Rumours began swirling around various sites that hacking group Lizard Squad were responsible for the takedown, after a tweet on the group's Twitter account read: "Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM, Hipchat #offline #LizardSquad."
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Unified Communications
Kim Dotcom releases MegaChat, says it will kill Skype
Kim Dotcom has released a public beta testing version of MegaChat, a video calling and messaging browser based service that uses encryption to rival competitors such as Skype.
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CFO
Supreme Court upholds validity of Dotcom search warrants, Chief Justice dissents
The Supreme Court has ruled the search warrants executed in the high-profile arrest of internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom were valid, although Chief
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Gaming
Headwinds for Baboom as Dotcom calls it quits
After the expensive fiasco of the Internet Party which resulted in a declaration that his brand was ‘poisonous’, Kim Dotcom has sold his share in the proposed Baboom music streaming service.
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Gaming
How social media lost the New Zealand election
In the wake of the 2014 general election, it could be time for companies and political parties alike to take a fresh look at social media.
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Gaming
Key "sets record straight"... Rubbishes mass surveillance claims
"There is not, and never has been, mass surveillance of New Zealanders undertaken by the GCSB..."
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Cybersecurity
Southern Cross Cable CEO slams "total nonsense" spy claims
"I can tell you quite categorically there is no facility by the NSA, the GCSB or anyone else on the Southern Cross cable network."
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Government
Defiant PM fights back… Dotcom trying to save “reasonably large” butt
"If this loser's going to come to town and try and tell me five days before an election... he's doing anything other than Dotcom's bidding, please don't insult me with that."
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Cybersecurity
Dotcom: “We’ll close one of the Five Eyes…”
Met with rapturous applause from a jam-packed Auckland Town Hall, Kim Dotcom’s ‘Moment of Truth’ event last night has sent shockwaves across the country.
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John Key
Internet Party removes ‘f*** you John Key’ ad
Internet MANA has voluntarily taken down its Join the Revolution video clip, with features a Kiwi crowd chanting "f*** John Key" on YouTube.
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New Mega CEO makes double tech hire
Mega CEO Graham Gaylard has today announced two senior technology appointments to join the Mega team.
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Life after Dotcom as Mega makes local CEO move...
"Our business model is based on providing free storage of up to 50 GB, with a premium service for greater storage on a monthly, recurring revenue basis."
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Xero
Has Dotcom made a Mega cock-up in bashing Xero?
Kim Dotcom’s sudden silence in his war of words with Xero CEO Rod Drury has not gone unnoticed in some circles, with many speculating shareholder pressure to have severely bitten his tongue.
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Government
Political parties push for Coleman exit as Dotcom debacle drags on
"Are we still expected to believe that Mr Coleman did not discuss the investigation with any of his colleagues before endorsing the decision to grant permanent residency?"
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Government
Should Coleman come clean over FBI Dotcom briefing?
"Jonathan Coleman’s fingers are all over this. It is time the public were given a truthful account of what Government ministers knew and when."
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Xero
Dotcom takes on Drury... Mocks "overvalued" Xero
Born at the NZ Tech chaired political ICT debate and enflamed on national TV, Rod Drury’s Kim Dotcom-bashing has finally provoked reaction.
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Government
“Go home Dotcom”… Drury slams “depressing” political ICT plans
As the political heavyweights debated the future ICT roadmap for New Zealand last night, Rod Drury sat shaking his head in the crowd.