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Bill Bennett
Worked at Communications Day
Attended Manchester University
Lives in Auckland, New Zealand
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I wrote a story for today’s New Zealand Herald on a deal that puts NZ seafood on Chinese plates within hours of being fished out of the sea. China Business:Bringing paua to the people – Business – NZ Herald News. For me the most incredible thing is the…
I wrote a story for today's New Zealand Herald on a deal that puts NZ seafood on Chinese plates within hours of being fished out of the sea. China Business:Bringing paua to the people - Business - ...
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If Whangarei is New Zealand’s fibre city, the Canterbury Plains town of Rolleston is our fibre town. A media release from Enable Networks says more than 15 percent of Rolleston homes and businesses have switched from copper. Significantly, it less than…
If Whangarei is New Zealand's fibre city, the Canterbury Plains town of Rolleston is our fibre town. A media release from Enable Networks says more than 15 percent of Rolleston homes and businesses...
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At first sight the Asus MeMo Pad 7 HD isn’t much of a prospect. It is a budget-price 7-inch Android tablet. Experience tells me most cheap Androids are horrible. Worse, the review model came with a hot pink plastic case. None of this says “quality…
At first sight the Asus MeMo Pad 7 HD isn't much of a prospect. It is a budget-price 7-inch Android tablet. Experience tells me most cheap Androids are horrible. Worse, the review model came with a...
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Early in March I visited Christchurch for the New Zealand Herald to write parts of a special feature on the city’s post-earthquake recovery. It was a major writing job — I filed a total of ten stories. There were many highlights and I met some memorable…
Early in March I visited Christchurch for the New Zealand Herald to write parts of a special feature on the city's post-earthquake recovery. It was a major writing job — I filed a total of ten stor...
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Late last week I met two Samsung executives in a North Shore café to get a briefing on the Galaxy S5 smartphone and to collect a review model for a temporary loan. That’s business as normal in my line of work. However, when the barista brought our coffees…
Late last week I met two Samsung executives in a North Shore café to get a briefing on the Galaxy S5 smartphone and to collect a review model for a temporary loan. That's business as normal in my l...
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Westpac New Zealand says it hopes it’s customers will soon be able to use fingerprint scanning as a quick way to get secure access to mobile banking, At the moment it is at the ‘proof of concept’ stage. When it arrives, it says the technology will be a…
Westpac New Zealand says it hopes it's customers will soon be able to use fingerprint scanning as a quick way to get secure access to mobile banking, At the moment it is at the 'proof of concept' s...
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The April 2014 special ANZ edition of Modern Infrastructure carries a story I wrote about the New Zealand Cloud Code of Practice.  Modern Infrastructure is a free download magazine, you have to give an email address and some personal details to get it.…
The April 2014 special ANZ edition of Modern Infrastructure carries a story I wrote about the New Zealand Cloud Code of Practice.  Modern Infrastructure is a free download magazine, you have to giv...
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Dear Microsoft, Thanks for the iPad versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. They look good. I try not to inflict PowerPoint on people and I rarely need a spreadsheet. But I’m a journalist which means I spend most of my working life in Word. Word for the…
Dear Microsoft, Thanks for the iPad versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. They look good. I try not to inflict PowerPoint on people and I rarely need a spreadsheet. But I'm a journalist which mea...
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It’s good to see local New Zealand research on cloud adoption issues. I write about this at the IITP Techblog: New Zealand cloud snapshot | IITP Techblog.
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Microsoft is woefully late to market, but don’t underestimate incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s move to launch iPad versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The software is powerful and polished. Microsoft clearly had time to iron out the kinks before…
Microsoft is woefully late to market, but don't underestimate incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's move to launch iPad versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The software is powerful and polishe...
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journalist, editor
Employment
  • Communications Day
    journalist, editor, 2012
  • Fairfax Business Media
  • IDG Communications
  • Wellington Newspapers Limited
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Currently
Auckland, New Zealand
Previously
Leatherhead, Surrey - Hataitai, Wellington - North Turramurra, Sydney - Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey - Wimbledon, London - Kilburn
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Technology journalist in Auckland, New Zealand. Writes business, case studies, profiles, blog posts etc.
Introduction

Bill Bennett is a technology journalist.

runs digitl.

writes about technology and business.

lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

wrote a best-seller for children.

reads about 80 books a year.

writes on his own site about technology

built his first computer from a kit.

shouldn’t be confused with any of these people.

has full details on Linkedin and a Google profile page.

Bragging rights
Invented the magazine software cover disc
Education
  • Manchester University
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Gender
Male
Other names
William Bennett, William F Bennett, William Francis Bennett, Billy Bennett
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