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Instagram unleashes Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa first
Posted on 30-Jul-2014 14:39Tags News, Social media

Bolt is a one-to-one visual messaging app for iOS and Android that lets you capture and send photos and videos to friends with just one tap. Comments (Comments)

New video app Veeemotion pilot starts in New Zealand
Posted on 29-Jul-2014 20:19Tags News, Social media

The app is being touted as the "video-Instagram" and include powerful social networking and video capture/edit functions. Comments (Comments)

Social app State releases updated app, goes global
Posted on 15-May-2014 09:50Tags News, Social media

State launched a major mobile app update for iPhone today that now makes it easier for anyone to quickly State their opinions, get them counted and connect with others around the world who share their views. Comments (Comments)

Zomato redefines restaurant discovery with latest product revamp
Posted on 9-Apr-2014 14:40Tags News, Social media

Zomato's revamped product is built on two simple pillars of thought - that individual preferences vary, and that building a more trusted ecosystem of recommendations will result in quicker and easier decision-making. Comments (Comments)

Zomato raises US$37 million from Sequoia Capital and Info Edge
Posted on 11-Nov-2013 19:33Tags News, Social media

company plans to use capital to fund global expansion, while launching in Brazil, Turkey, and Indonesia. Comments (Comments)

All-New Adobe Social now supports Flickr, Foursquare, Instagram and LinkedIn
Posted on 18-Jul-2013 22:57Tags News, Social media

Utilizing the new unified Adobe Marketing Cloud interface, now available for Adobe Social, marketers and their teams can now surface valuable insights and collaborate more effectively. Comments (Comments)

Yelp lands in New Zealand
Posted on 2-May-2013 01:00Tags News, Social media

Kiwi consumers are set to benefit from the arrival of a rapidly growing online review site which will help shoppers identify the most popular New Zealand businesses. Comments (Comments)

The Life 100 Years Ago project brings New Zealand events from the past to Twitter
Posted on 10-Apr-2013 11:57Tags News, Social media

Excerpts from New Zealand diaries written a century ago are now appearing on the most modern of communication media, Twitter. Comments (Comments)

Telecom Foundation acquires online giving platform Givealittle.co.nz (with video)
Posted on 22-Nov-2012 09:54Tags News, Social media

Marking the change in ownership, the Foundation is turning Givealittle.co.nz into New Zealand’s first zero fees fundraising service, permanently removing the 5% administration charge as part of the deal. Comments (Comments)

Pets get their own place in cyberspace
Posted on 8-Nov-2012 13:07Tags News, Social media

Two animal-loving PhD students from Massey University have launched a new social network for pets. The website grew out of conversations the duo had while working long hours in the labs at the University’s Institute of Natural Sciences. Comments (Comments)

Facebook partners with AVG to help keep social networkers safe
Posted on 17-Oct-2012 11:33Tags News, Social media

AVG Technologies announces its partnership with Facebook to help protect the world’s largest global online community from the latest security threats by providing data from AVG LinkScanner to help users avoid malicious web links posted by users on Facebook. Comments (Comments)

Speakers ready to inspire at TEDxAuckland
Posted on 16-Aug-2012 09:00Tags News, Social media

TEDxAuckland is bringing together several of New Zealand’s most interesting minds for a full day of stimulating talks, discussions and learning this October. Comments (Comments)

A New Zealand company is making the web safer by making people smile
Posted on 9-Aug-2012 18:00Tags News, Social media

Users can now use video clips called ‘Gestyas’ as video signatures for their online profiles in social networking sites, dating services or chat rooms. Comments (Comments)

ASB launches mobile Facebook payments
Posted on 19-Jul-2012 10:43Tags News, Social media

From today, ASB customers can make payments directly to their Facebook ‘friends’, in the latest enhancement to the popular ASB Mobile app. Comments (Comments)

AVG debuts social media integrator MultiMi
Posted on 18-Jul-2012 11:57Tags News, Social media

MultiMi is a social media integrator that helps people stay in touch through different social networks, whether it’s Facebook, email, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social platform. Comments (Comments)

TEDxAucklnzd 2012 to bring TED style presentations to Auckland
Posted on 11-Jul-2012 07:25Tags News, Social media

With production management by Mikee Tucker (LOOP/Fly My Pretties), a cast of 18 speakers and three musical interludes this event looks set to be a day of thought provocation. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft to acquire Yammer in US$ 1.2 billion deal
Posted on 26-Jun-2012 07:42Tags News, Social media

Microsoft plans to accelerate Yammer’s adoption alongside complementary offerings from Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics and Skype. Comments (Comments)

Catalyst90 launches Twitter tracking of New Zealand election
Posted on 21-Nov-2011 12:59Tags News, Social media

It is now possible to analyse election discussion on Twitter, thanks to Wellington social media agency Catalyst90, who today released a Twitter Election Worm. Comments (Comments)

Jobs.co.nz and Justin Flitter team up to bring social media to the recruitment industry in New Zealand
Posted on 11-Jul-2011 14:39Tags News, Social media

Jobs.co.nz has started offering social media training courses for its clients, recruiters and any businesses that are interested in learning and utilising outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand-based Pocketweb announces U.S. market entry
Posted on 18-Mar-2011 09:51Tags News, Social media

Over the next few months, Pocketweb will roll out several features to enhance the Pocket Life Platform as it readies itself for stateside initiatives. Comments (Comments)

Yellow buys out Groupy
Posted on 24-Jan-2011 16:46Tags News, Social media

Set up six months ago by a couple of Wellingtonians, the Groupy business has grown rapidly. Yellow acquired the business amongst much competition late last year and will keep the founders at the helm to continue to operate the business. Comments (Comments)

Facebook raises US$1.5 billion
Posted on 22-Jan-2011 13:50Tags News, Social media

Facebook receives $1 billion from Goldman Sachs overseas offering; Digital Sky Technologies and Goldman Sachs also recently made $500 million direct investment. Comments (Comments)

NASA announces new partnership with Foursquare
Posted on 23-Oct-2010 09:26Tags News, Social media

NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Doug Wheelock became the first person to "check in" from space Friday using the mobile social networking application Foursquare. Comments (Comments)

ASB launches Virtual Branch on Facebook
Posted on 13-Sep-2010 16:52Tags News, Social media

Real-time, secure, online conversations with an ASB Banking Specialist over the social network site are now possible. Comments (Comments)

Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela lead global surge in Twitter usage
Posted on 12-Aug-2010 08:55Tags News, Social media

Global audience to Twitter.com doubles in past year, as Latin American audience grows fourfold. Comments (Comments)


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