Adyen expands partnership with Afterpay as BNPL payments increase
Adyen has expanded its partnership with AfterPay allowing more of Adyen’s merchants in more countries worldwide to use the BNPL provider.
Mastercard users can now use rewards points in gaming
Mastercard has launched Mastercard Gamer Xchange (MGX), allowing APAC consumers to convert their rewards points into gaming currency.
Google reveals new safety and security measures for users
Google's new measures include automatic two step verification, virtual cards and making it easier to remove contact information on Google Search results.
Hands-on review: STM laptop bags
The advent of hybrid working has meant we need laptop bags. We got our hands on two of the most popular laptop bags from STM.
Zoom announces CX innovations for 'work anywhere' workforce
Zoom Video Communications has unveiled its latest innovations in the Zoom platform to help businesses improve customer and employee experiences.
commercetools named a Leader in B2B Forrester report
commercetools has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 report, receiving the highest scores possible in 10 criteria.
Laybuy launches new AI chatbot Hugo using Ambit tech
Laybuy partners with fellow New Zealand company Ambit to launch conversational AI in a bid to support its international growth.
Spark launches Microsoft Dynamics 365 upgrade across enterprise
Spark and Microsoft NZ have recently collaborated to launch Microsoft Dynamics 365 across the entire Spark business enterprise.
Vodafone, Anodot to transform network, customer experience
Vodafone New Zealand has chosen Anodot to transform its network performance visibility and improve customer experiences.
Amazon Web Services / AWS
Databricks strengthens AWS partnership with new Lakehouse offering
Customers will experience faster onboarding and unified account administration to make building a Databricks Lakehouse on AWS easier.
Veryfi announces Mobile Receipt Capture for D2C marketing apps
Veryfi has announced a new enhancement to its portfolio, with Mobile Receipt Capture for direct-to-consumer marketing apps.
Prominent cryptocurrency trader hit by 'perfect storm'
A leading local crypto currency trading platform, BitPrime, says a "perfect storm" has hit its finances, forcing it to put a halt on operations.
Booster Innovation Fund. A fund of Kiwi ingenuity – for Kiwi investors.
Invest in tech behind motion-capture gloves that will enable the Metaverse, and other leading edge Kiwi innovations
Is video technology the future of retail?
The way we hunt for and buy products has forever changed with innovative technology designed to take customers from their initial curiosity through to purchase
Smith Brothers Media to drive marketing enhancements for Emperor Champagne
SBM will make site enhancements to the company's current Shopify theme, with a rebuild that includes quicker response times and improved conversion and performance.
Pinterest partners with WooCommerce and launches app
The new app gives businesses of all sizes the power to turn their product catalogues into shoppable product pins on Pinterest
Hootsuite 2021 Impact Report shows workforce more diverse
Hootsuite has released its annual 2021 Impact Report detailing the results of its social impact initiatives following the launch of its corporate guiding principles.
Salesforce announces new service and marketing innovations
Salesforce has announced a range of new service innovations, utilising AI and cloud intelligence for better customer experiences.
Record growth for NZ startups as conscious investment trend emerges
New Zealand has a reputation for efficiency and innovation, and has strong potential to be a leader in climate tech.
A/NZ shoppers plan to spend less, be more selective
For retailers, 2022 is set to be a year of introspection as shoppers across Australia and New Zealand indicate they plan to spend less.
Survey reveals NZ businesses dipping into personal savings to stay afloat
According to new research from Prospa, 40% of Kiwi small businesses use personal savings to support operations.
FIS Modern Banking Platform now available on Microsoft Azure
FIS says the partnership will expand its digital online banking to markets like New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Thailand
DocuSign introduces new offering to help growing businesses
DocuSign has announced a new solution to help growing organisations centralise and automate the creation, negotiation, and secure storage of their contracts.
Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS granted OIO consent for billion dollar NZ Region project
AWS has announced that the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has granted consent for the advancement of the new billion-dollar AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region project.
Digital insight through UCaaS to improve customer experience
One of the most quoted adages in business is "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it" this has been a long-held problem in telephony and customer service.
Better tech key to adapting to the hybrid workplace - Adobe
The shift to hybrid work has been a boon for many information workers, but also comes with its share of challenges, particularly with regards to technology.
Freshworks launches new CRM with Shopify availability
Freshworks has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) solution, which has also been made available on the Shopify apps store.
Marketplacer and True Woo partner for wellness marketplace
Marketplacer has announced the completion of a new holistic online marketplace for True Woo, offering a range of products and services targeted at individuals seeking ways to improve their wellbeing.
Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
The 2022 MYOB Business Monitor survey has found more than two thirds of SMEs are expecting the economy to decline in the next 12 months.
Vodafone extends collaboration with IBM, MATRIXX Software
"To realise the promise of 5G, decisions need to be made with the right technology solutions, skills and support to execute and succeed."
More solutions updates and developments from Xero announced
Xero has announced a raft of new globally available solutions, features and product updates for the month of May, along with future developments soon to be rolled out.
Dell Technologies expands edge innovations for retailers
Dell Technologies has announced the expansion of its edge solutions to help retailers quickly generate more value and deliver enhanced customer experiences.
Visa chooses NZ startup for APAC Accelerator Programme
Visa has selected New Zealand payments startup Cymonz for the 2022 cohort of its Visa Accelerator Programme in Asia Pacific.
A look at the rewards and risks of open banking - report
RiskBusiness says its report on open banking finds that while it holds much potential, financial services firms need to ensure they have robust, risk processes.
Forrester Research names BigCommerce a Strong Performer
BigCommerce has announced it has been named a Strong Performer by Forrester Research in both the Forrester Wave: B2C Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 and the Forrester Wave: B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 reports.
Hands-on review: Jabra GN PanaCast 20 webcam
We get our hands on a Danish-designed high end webcam that has some rather unique artificial intelligence (AI) features.
Moloco launches updates to Cloud Demand-Side Platform
The latest updates focus on improving performance through intelligent budget allocation, automating workflows through smart campaign UI/UX, and ad creation.
8x8 and Genesys collaborate on customer service solution
With the new integration, organisations can align agents and the appropriate subject matter experts to collaborate for better customer outcomes.
Chorus enhances West Coast infrastructure for upgraded telecoms
Chorus has announced the completion of a 250km infrastructure project set to provide the West Coast with upgraded and enhanced telecommunications.
Salesforce launches AI-based insights with CRM Analytics
Salesforce announces CRM Analytics, AI-based insights for sales, marketing, and service teams in every industry.
Retail and wholesale at significant risk of phishing attacks
New research from Zscaler has found that many retail and wholesale environments are at significant risk, with a 400% increase in phishing attacks being reported in the last 12 months.
HP New Zealand
HPE NZ sees $8 million decline in latest financial report
HPE New Zealand has seen a decline of over NZD$8 million in the sale of its goods year-over-year, according to its latest financial report.
Incumbent banks must embrace data-centric capabilities
Retail banks are lagging in their ability to offer true omnichannel experiences, as customers pivot to competitors that offer more personalised experiences.
Esker named Challenger in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant
Esker has been named a Challenger in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Invoice-to-Cash Applications.