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Commerce Systems
Rocket Lab engineer launches Kiwi eCommerce site
The site hopes to topple the monopoly TradeMe currently has on the market.
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Machine learning
High demand for Google’s machine learning processor in NZ
Google’s Tensor Processing Units are hardware accelerators optimised to speed up and scale up Machine learning workloads.
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Commerce Commission
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.
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Fintech
New Zealand's tech leaders get behind global blockchain platform
Kiwi tech stars are launching the world’s first blockchain platform for the multi-billion-dollar global online ratings and review industry.
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Trade Me
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.”
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Trade Me
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.”
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Payment gateways
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.
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Payment gateways
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.
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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."
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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.
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Data
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."
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Trade Me unpacks its results for the financial year
“We're pleased to see these efforts reflected in the results today."
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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.
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Xero
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.
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Xero
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."
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CFO
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.
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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.”
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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.”
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Meet the Kiwi startup moving from strength to strength
The past six months have been non-stop for Weirdly, and this Auckland-based start up shows no signs of slowing down.
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Trade Me, The Warehouse and GrabOne lead online shopping
New Zealanders are hooked to online shopping, according to new research from Nielsen NZ, with cyberspace providing limitless options.
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New Zealand
TradeMe prepares Kiwi students for the working world
“It’s great to be able to let students know there isn’t just one pathway to success. Some students learn differently."
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CFO
Trade Me posts slower 1H profit growth, says FY earnings will be 'subdued'
Trade Me Group posted slower profit growth in the first half of its financial year as increased investment ramped up costs.
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Trade Me acquires stake in peer-to-peer lender Harmoney
Trade Me has acquired a 15% stake in lending platform Harmoney, New Zealand’s first peer-to-peer lending company, for $7.7m.
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CFO
Trade Me takes 15% stake in HarMoney for $7.7 million
Trade Me Group, New Zealand's biggest online auction site, has paid $7.