9 May 2024

Tech: Billion dollar deals, 2degrees charged over roaming

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 9 May 2024
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square, attends the crypto-currency conference Bitcoin 2021 Convention at the Mana Convention Center in Miami, Florida, on June 4, 2021.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has quit his BlueSky alternative and says people should stay on X. Photo: AFP

Technology commentator Peter Griffin joins Kathryn to look at two billion dollar tech deals that are worth keeping an eye on - one for Kiwi Alex Kendall and his autonomous vehicle start up Wayve and the Australian government plugging money into PsiQuantum.

Microsoft has done a deal with Te Tumu Paeroa, the Māori Trustee to store data onshore - could more Māori organisations follow suit?

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has abandoned the open source Twitter alternative he founded and suggests people just use X and 2degrees has been slapped with eight charges from the Commerce Commission over its "free roaming" was limited to 90 days.

Peter Griffin is a Wellington-based science and technology journalist.