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Startup
Startup launches online marketplace for lending items in AU
Think TradeMe, eBay, Amazon, except instead of buying products, you’re renting spare items from everyday consumers.
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Startup
Mevo teams up with Wellington City Council to be a free-floating car share
Mevo vehicles can now be dropped at any approved Wellington City Council parking space in Mevo’s ‘Home Zone’.
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Microsoft
Kiwi teams make a clean sweep at Microsoft A/NZ innovation competition
Kiwi ingenuity wins hearts and the top three places in the Microsoft Imagine Cup A/NZ finals, beating their Australian counterparts.
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Startup
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Mevo's carshare service makes EVs accessible
The private car is typically the second-largest purchase people make - but the average car is used less than 4% of the time.
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Sharing economy
Millennials changing the future of ownership with sharing economy
Millennials are indicating they would prefer to pay to access what they want, when they want it, rather than own it.
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AT&T
AT&T: What the board expects from the CIO in 2018
What does your board expect in 2018, and what will it take to satisfy it?
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Uber
Sharing economy transforming Kiwi spending habits
Statistics New Zealand is adding Airbnbs and Ubers to the CPI basket to keep it relevant for New Zealand.
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Commerce Systems
Boom in Aussie sharing economy attracts international payouts provider
“Australia punches above its weight in terms of innovation and adoption of marketplace and sharing economy businesses."
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Network Infrastructure
Software-defined networking: Moving from the slow to the fast lane
Early adopters of next-gen data center networking technologies tend to be large financial institutions and enterprises and government departments.
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Microsoft
Exclusive interview: Microsoft on diversity, regulating NZ’s sharing economy & Uberisation
"I think we have a tremendous area for improvement here and I try to do my part to talk about that honestly.”
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Uber
Uber, Airbnb and the problem with South Africa's sharing economy
In September 2017, it was announced that Uber’s private hire licence as a ride-hauling app would not be renewed in London.
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Startup
Auckland-based startup pioneering peer-to-peer storage platform
Imagine being able to rent someone's unused space to store your excess items.
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Tax
It’s all fun and games in the sharing economy, until the taxes aren’t done
The IRD is cracking down on undeclared income and it’s very easy for them to see what services a company is offering online.
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Peer-to-peer lending
Peer-to-peer: Wellington ranks #2 in the world for sharing economy
Overall, the study finds that New Zealand offers the highest returns for investors on peer-to-peer money lending platforms.
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Crowdfunding
Kiwi company crowdfunding to expand “airbnb of cars”
MyCarYourRental is hoping to raise up to $800,000 to market and grow their car-sharing community.