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Dotcom forced to reveal fortune

Kim Dotcom must reveal his entire fortune to a collection of Hollywood studios,High Court judge rules.

Judge orders internet mogul to reveal his entire fortune to a collection of Hollywood music and film studios.

Facebook to shut Gifts service

Facebook Flowers

World's largest social network will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop next month.

Police want assets forfeited

POLICE PROSECUTION: Mega founder Kim Dotcom.

NZ police want Kim Dotcom's asset freeze to stay, regardless of the outcome of US court cases.

Teen's global trending experiment

Liam Martin's 50,000 followers jump to 1.5 million

Liam Martin's hashtag becomes one of the most popular in the world.

Colincraig.co.nz frustrates leader

A satirical website devoted to Conservative Party leader Colin Craig may be out of reach of the Electoral Commission.

Satirical website refuses to say who is behind parody of Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.

Escaping email

Make it stop: Turn to tech to halt reply all email chains.

More email translates to less productivity as workers spend more time weeding their inboxes.

We're all guinea pigs

Human guinea pig

The fact is, big companies use customers as unwitting guinea pigs all the time - online and in the real world.

Facebook forces app on users

POP-POP: Messages will soon disappear entirely from iOS and Android Facebook apps as users are herded into the separate Messages app.

Ability to send and receive messages using Android or iOS app to be removed; users are not happy.

Government portal revamped

Beehive New Zealand

Internet portal govt.nz, which is designed to provide a front door to public sector services, gets an overhaul.

Uber app 'sugar-coated poison'

London taxi drivers took to the streets to protest against Uber in June.

Controversial car travel app Uber is eyeing the Wellington market but the taxi federation says it is illegal under NZ law.

Selfies bad luck for black cats

BLACK MARK: Lovable and a traditional symbol of good luck in British folklore, but so not good for profile pictures.

Black cats don't photograph well, and that's why they're being abandoned, Britain's RSPCA says.

Kids consider IT 'a bum subject'

NEW CROWD: Government tipped to announce a major shake-up in IT education.

Report shows gradual decline in the proportion of students enrolled in science-related subjects.

PlayStation everything

EXPANSION PACK: Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House talks about movies and television shows for the PlayStation 4 at E3 earlier this year.

Sony plans to reposition the console warhorse as a hub for a network of streamed services.

Microsoft in antitrust probe

Microsoft is setting out to disrupt use of malware that can view screens remotely, log keystrokes.

Chinese regulators launch an investigation into Microsoft.

Let there be Lightbox

Telecom Lightbox

Telecom appears ready to take the lid off its online television service, which had been tipped to launch this month.

Dating site experiments on users

MISMATCH: OkCupid admits it regularly mismatches users to test its technology, much like a Facebook psychological study.

OkCupid regularly mismatches users to test its technology, much like a Facebook psychological study.

Hugo Chavez - the font

The style will live on: late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez writes a message after signing his support for a proposal to change the constitution, in Caracas in December 2008.

Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader unveil a novel way of keeping his memory alive.

Airing broadband issues

PLUGGED IN: David Cunliffe with Labour spokesperson for Communications and Information Technology Clare Curran.

Dunedin communities hot under the collar over being denied access to ultra-fast rural broadband.

Teens adept at hiding online lives

TABULATED: About 70 per cent of children aged between eight and 17 said their parents did not know about their internet activities.

Too many parents falsely believe they are the technology leaders in their family.

BuzzFeed fires editor

COPY AND PASTE: Twitter users have highlighted an episode of plagiarism by one of Buzzfeed's senior writers.

Twitter users' analysis ends up with Buzzfeed confirming at least 41 instances of plagiarism.

Leaked piracy paper

Piracy

Sites hosting pirated material to be blocked under proposals by Abbott govt.

How to make Google forget

TO BE OR NOT... The European Union regulators faces a series of headaches trying to get search engines to enforce its 'right to be forgotten' ruling.

EU undecided on how to force search engines to scrub results globally.

Getting your online act together

IN ORDER: Organising your photos can take time, but can save heartache later.

Blayne Slabbert offers some tips on organising your digital life.

IRD needs tech heads

Light bulb Ideas

Inland Revenue wants input from technology industry on its $1.5b business transformation programme.

Yahoo! Community is back

Community Human Beings/

Just because Community is going to Yahoo doesn't mean it's in for a lot of changes, creator Dan Harmon says.

Google forgets rest of world

RIGHT TO FORGET: Regulators quiz Google over decision to restrict removal of links to European sites only.

Regulators quiz search engine over decision to restrict removal of links to European sites only.

Microsoft numbers explain layoffs

BIG NUMBERS: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says agility is more important than scale.

CEO Satya Nadella says agility is more important than scale.

Raygun detects a billion bugs

Mindscape Raygun

Mindscape says its Raygun error reporting tool has alerted customers to a billion software errors since its launch.

Regulators step up Google probes

EUFlag

EU antitrust watchdog stepping up investigations of Google's practices on several fronts.

Nats claim superior broadband

DELIVERY PLAN: David Cunliffe with Labour spokesperson for Communications and Information Technology Clare Curran.

Government hits back at Labour criticism of its broadband policy.