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Shareholders vote 'yes' to Trade Me sale
In a vote cast yesterday, 66.08% of the 396,973,029 shares voted. Of those, 99.29% were in favour of the acquisition. 0.71% voted against.
Samsung & Trade Me offer AI-powered shopping
The smartphone camera & AI-powered tech, Trade Me says, is a ‘glimpse into the future of shopping’.
Apax Partners wins bidding war for Trade Me buyout
“We’re confident Trade Me would have a successful standalone future," says Trade Me chairman David Kirk
5c more per share: Trade Me bidding war heats up
Another bidder has entered the bidding arena as the potential sale of Trade Me kicks up a notch.
Trade Me receives $2.54 billion takeover bid
“This indicative proposal is subject to a number of conditions, including the completion of due diligence.”
Kiwis nervous about self-driving cars & electric vehicles, survey finds
Almost two-thirds of Kiwis are worried about autonomous vehicles, with women (74%) significantly more skeptical than men (56%).
GirlBoss Awards calls forth NZ's trailblazing young females
“The GirlBoss Awards recognises the change make-hers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold young women who are shaping the future of NZ."
New Zealand's first Privacy Trust Marks awarded to Trade Me and RealMe
RealMe and Trade Me’s Transparency Reporting websites are the first two recipients of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s new Privacy Trust Mark.
CERT NZ's Advisory Board extended for another six months
“I’m pleased all existing Board members have agreed to stay on and advise CERT NZ as we work through the refresh of our cybersecurity action plan."
ComCom blocks Trade Me's move to acquire Motorcentral
Berry argues that the merger could also entrench the market power Trade Me holds for online classified advertising to motor vehicle dealers.
8 businesses that launched te reo Maori initiatives for Maori Language Week
“It may be as simple as saying ‘Morena’ every morning or saying ‘kia ora’ instead of ‘thank you’. Be brave and give something a go.”
Disrupting the industry: Kiwi startup raises $1 million for digital expansion
“If you want a grumpy tradie you will need to use the Yellow Pages and phone around a bit.”
Trade Me partners with Afterpay to offer ‘buy now, pay later' service
The partnership will let Trade Me sellers offer interest-free deferred payments to buyers, via Afterpay later in 2017.
Trade Me rolls out Ping, a 'faster, easier, safer' payment system
Trade Me says ‘Ping’ will make buying and selling easier, faster and safer as it is rolled out and will replace the current 'Pay Now' system.
Trade Me joins pledge to get more young Aucklanders into jobs
“As an employer we know the value of hiring young people to inject new ideas and enthusiasm into our work."
Trade Me: Kiwis have ‘voracious’ appetite for controversial online property info
We think New Zealanders have been desperate for this information and are curious to peek over the fence to see what’s going on in their neighbourhood.
All grown up: A look into Trade Me's DNA
“We’re not cowboys with the way we access the information and we have a strong sense of responsibility when accessing and analysing data."
Trade Me unpacks its results for the financial year
“We're pleased to see these efforts reflected in the results today."
Gender divide alive and well in NZ job market
The gender divide is alive and well in the New Zealand employment market, while IT roles continue to dominate the top five highest average pay rate.
Morgan resigns from Xero board, company eyes Aussie shareholders
Sam Morgan will not be seeking re-election on the Xero board on July 20, after several years of supporting and working with the company.
Trade Me founder joins Vend board of directors
“This is a great result for Vend. With the massive global growth opportunity ahead, and partnerships with companies like Apple, PayPal and Xero."
Trade Me annual profit flat as increased expenses curb revenue growth
Trade Me posted a similar profit for its 2015 financial year to 2014 as increased spending ate into bigger revenues.
Trade Me gets into the online insurance biz
“This seemed like a natural extension for us into an area where we could do something to change things up.”
Another Kiwi selling site set to take on Trade Me
No waiting around: “Auctions are more of an American concept, whereas Kiwis like hunting out a bargain and haggling for a deal then and there.”