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PayPal teams up with WooCommerce and Xero to deliver online business toolkit
Business in a Box gives small businesses tools to design and manage an online store, accept payments, and get an overview of the business’ cash flow.
Inclusive globalisation the next step for e-commerce
UNCTAD panel discusses challenges and possible solutions to including small and medium businesses in e-commerce opportunities worldwide.
Record $69mil angel investments poured into young New Zealand companies in 2016
Fewer portfolio companies are getting funded, but high-performing ones are able to close larger sized capital rounds.
Hootsuite announces $5mil integration fund for social business apps
Funded applications will receive go-to-market support and opportunities to participate in co-marketing initiatives.
Kiwi company launches internal emergency communications feature
The Panic Button feature is able to override the official internal publishing process in the case of an emergency.
Study finds critical shortage of IT skills in the next decade
Organisations that address this now will be in the strongest position to ensure business growth and competitive advantage.
Windows 10 adopted by 91% of IT professionals, but plagued with concerns
87% of IT professionals have Windows 10 concerns, including application compatibility, need for user training, and manual migration effort.
Cybercriminals use verified API token to generate Facebook spam comments
In exchange for more ‘likes’ and comments on their own timelines, users are enticed to provide the app’s access token to a third-party website
Oracle announces new AI-based CX apps for commerce, marketing, sales and service professionals
Adaptive Intelligent Apps for CX are designed to help enhance existing applications within the Oracle CX Cloud Suite.
Kiwi parking tech firm hiring after multi-million dollar capital injection
The investment, amounting to a 25 percent shareholding, will facilitate Frogparking’s growth in its well-established key markets.
How to keep employees present and productive in conference calls
Hybrid meetings often create a disconnect, with 57 percent of employees feeling like they’re forgotten about when dialing in remotely.
Young photography gear retailer uses social media to engage customers
Photogear has established a loyal and engaged customer base using Facebook as its main marketing platform.
Knowledge management critical to deliver customer satisfaction – Frost & Sullivan report
An exceptional customer experience is crucial to establishing a powerful brand reputation.
Mobile payroll service makes life easier for small agritech businesses
Simply Payroll recently signed a strategic partnership with Federated Farmers providing free set up, training and support for the mobile service.
The Icehouse announces brand refresh - making it personal
The Icehouse has updated its values to being (1) It's Personal (2) Expect the Best and (3) Stronger Together.
LinkedIn integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 announced
Microsoft has unveiled new business solutions and capabilities for Microsoft Dynamics 365 to empower companies to transform digitally.
Kiwi company’s game-changing global audience demand measurement platform
Parrot Analytics’ platform lets media companies understand audience demand for content across all content distribution platforms worldwide.
More SMEs back tighter immigration laws despite skill shortages
Worries about the impact on public services and housing are likely behind the current high level of concern.
Mumbai-based Netcore launches CX-based marketing solution
Netcore Smartech helps marketers map customer journeys, allowing brands to create personalised customer experiences in real-time.
Business events set to showcase Auckland’s entrepreneurial potential to World Masters athletes
“The city and its economy are transforming – and there are plenty of investment and work opportunities,” ATEED says.
Kiwi company ARANZ Geo’s global reach: From groundwater management to transport solutions
The geological software modelling solutions company is shifting from its origins as a mining-centric business.
Millisecond delays can hurt conversion rates on online transactions – Akamai report
Online retail benefits from delivering better customer experiences, especially on mobile devices.
Kiwibank fintech accelerator teams progressing well in lead up to Demo Day
Two months into Kiwibank’s Fintech Accelerator, we catch up with programme manager Rosie Wall on how teams are doing in the final stretch.
Adobe's Creative Cloud update expands video tools to include VR and 4K support, Pond5 integration
This release, now available to customers, delivers new features to allow video producers to create, deliver and monetise video assets faster.