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Charity
Online auction to help struggling Kiwi hospo businesses
Trade Me auctions are driving grants to New Zealand based hospitality sector businesses
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Trade Me
Trade Me hands less customer info over to authorities according to Transparency Report
Trade Me says it works hard to keep 'scumbags' off its site, but it also wants to protect customer privacy.
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Trade Me
Top Trade Me listings of 2020 revealed
Trade Me’s top Marketplace listings of 2020 were inspired by COVID-19.
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Commerce Systems
Trade Me outlaws all 'non-essential' items, announces strict new guidelines
In addition to severely limiting the items which can be traded on the site, Trade Me has also made all payments contactless, and limited item delivery to courier services (no pick-ups).
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Remote Working
Slack hires new head of APAC as remote working business booms
Slack has reported that in the past seven weeks, more than 7,000 new companies have signed up to Slack as remote working becomes the new norm. 
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Data analytics
Trade Me announces full migration to cloud with Google Cloud partnership
The online auction website says the move will migrate all systems and applications off its on-premise data centres and fully migrate to the cloud.
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Trade Me
GirlBoss Awards celebrate NZ's trailblazing young women
This year’s winners hailed from all corners of New Zealand including Dunedin, Wellington, Kāpiti, Taupō, Coromandel, and Auckland.
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Government
Trade Me releases 7th annual Transparency Report, data requests down 24%
“Transparency reporting is about being open and honest about the requests we receive for our customers data. We hope that publishing this report gives New Zealanders insight into how we work with these agencies to keep Trade Me trusted and safe.”
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Xero
The Tech Life Project takes Year 6 girls to Xero & Trade Me HQ
The five girls flew to Wellington for the digital education experience of a lifetime.
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Trade Me
Kiwis warming up to electric vehicles, cost remains barrier
“With climate change top of mind for many people, a range of new models on the market and rising fuel costs, we think more Kiwis will make the switch in the near future."
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Trade Me
Trade Me and GirlBoss kick off GirlBoss Awards for 2019
Diversity is a big challenge facing the STEM industries and as a large technology employer, Trade Me wants to help change that."
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Trade Me
Trade Me backs the Wonder Project to inspire Kiwi kids
The Wonder Project aims to get children excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in a way that’s both fun and engaging. 
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Commerce Systems
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.
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Machine Learning
Samsung & Trade Me offer AI-powered shopping
The smartphone camera & AI-powered tech, Trade Me says, is a ‘glimpse into the future of shopping’.
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Trade Me
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
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Trade Me
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.
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Trade Me
Trade Me receives $2.54 billion takeover bid
“This indicative proposal is subject to a number of conditions, including the completion of due diligence.”
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Finance, Leasing & Rental
Trade Me rakes in 'record' 6.6% annual growth rate
Trade Me is celebrating another year of what it is calling ‘record revenue and profit’ for FY18, with increases up in all areas of the business.
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Trade Me
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%).
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Trade Me
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."
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Commerce Systems
Trade Me CEO to step down by the end of the year - search begins for replacement
Jon Macdonald has faith that the online marketplace has a long and bright future ahead of it.
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IT Automation
Accenture: Data is king in age of disruption
To survive and thrive, companies need to make the most of their data to see trends and act quickly, just as digital disruptors do.
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Cybersecurity
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.
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Trade Me
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."