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New social media platform connects youth workforce with businesses
Vodafone and Youthline are among the first organisations to partner with the platform for launch.
Wi-Fi calling is coming to an iPhone near you
This brings the total number of customers on 2degrees who can take advantage of Wi-Fi calling to over 350,000.
Rocket Lab engineer launches Kiwi ecommerce site
The site hopes to topple the monopoly TradeMe currently has on the market.
Is NZ’s transition to a living laboratory for blockchain a good thing?
New Zealand is becoming a global blockchain centre according to FintechNZ general manager James Brown.
NZ startup Nyriad and Advanced HPC announce partnership for GPU-accelerated storage systems
Orion is especially suitable for applications for high-performance computing, big data and hyperscale storage.
Kiwi startup raises over $1M to protect transfer of personal information
FileInvite streamlines the process of requesting, receiving and storing personal information without the need to use email.
Green Acres GO aims to be the Uber of home maintenance
Green Acres GO aims to unlock an untapped workforce, providing opportunities for people to supplement their incomes by providing home services.
Yamaha invests in Tauranga-based robot company
Tauranga-based RPL is an early stage R&D company that develops robotics and automation solutions for highly variable agricultural environments.
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: HI Jewellery puts an aesthetic spin on the term ‘wearable tech’
HIJ is offering a unique and new style of jewellery for digital natives, and forward-thinking tech-loving individuals.
Kiwi startup DROPIT’s live auctions to feature at Formula One Grand Prix
DROPIT is an interactive, fan engagement app connecting sponsors and teams with their fans during drop auctions.
Ilumony founders launch NZ cryptocurrency investment platform
The new platform, called Invsta, is in pre-beta testing and will be live to the general public later this year.
Weta Workshop opens new mixed reality facility called Weta Gameshop
Weta Workshop has officially opened its newest facility, Weta Gameshop, thought to be the world’s first specialist mixed reality development studio.
From family business to ICT infrastructure giant – a New Zealand story
Lexel is one of NZ’s largest privately owned ICT infrastructure solutions companies, employing 170 staff with a revenue of over $50million a year.
Social enterprise develops game for learning sign language
The game has passed the prototype stage, and SeeCom are currently doing research to produce the full game version.
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Putting data back into consumer’s hands with blockchain
Right now, four big internet companies are using personal data to make huge profits - they also use their power to shut down the competition.
Discrimination, advocacy, and standing together – Women in tech speak out
Xero’s International Women’s Day tea saw approximately 80 women who were Xero partners, customers, and employees coming together.
Callaghan Innovation awards R&D grant to AI startup
Ambit is conceivably one of the youngest companies to receive the grant at ten months old.
ASB and Kiwi tech startup launch digital human to help SME clients
Josie was created by ASB in partnership with New Zealand technology company FaceMe.
Xero founder Rod Drury steps down from CEO role
“Steve’s appointment underpins the important evolution from a founder-led company to a business with worldwide scale.” – Xero chair
Daimler hires Soul Machines’ digital human for customer service
Sarah combines artificial and emotional intelligence for a new experience which redefines the link between man and machine.
Xero doubles down on commitment to Auckland with new office
The new office will include a coworking space and event centre that will focus on cloud-based business platform innovation.
NZ blockchain startup in partnership to build an ‘internet of blockchains’
PL^G is designed to work in the real world, to help leverage each other’s strengths to create a more decentralised future.
Kiwi AI company’s digital human being tested at UK bank
While NatWest will only deploy Soul Machines’ technology if it successfully completes a pilot, it could be used to help free up time human advisors.
Leadership and development provider Thrive deploys Kiwi BPM software
“We needed a business process management solution which would support professional services delivery and a sustainable future." - Thrive Alliance