Xero offline is coming. Later.

Buried (ok not really buried, but towards the end) in a post by Rod Drury -is a hint that perhaps Xero will be available offline next year: Next year we’ll see the introduction of off-line functionality inside the standard browsers, so new scenarios start to open up. ….These clients will access the server based logic …

Trade Me: one million served

I missed the first time, but it seems Trade Me exceeded 1 miilion listings yesterday, October 13th, according to the TM message board. Right now the site is running at just under 1m, but expect it to steadily grow. Amazing. Meanwhile eBay Australia has  just over 1m items for sale located in Australia. Remember that …

How to buy Apple iPhones in NZ

{update – From July 11th2008  you can now just go to a Vodafone store and get an iPhone 3G. And a contract.} Want to buy an iPhone in NZ? Well – the quickest way to get your hands on one is down on Queen street at Parallel Imports. You can also buy them online from …

Please sell me iPhones Trade Me. or not.

So as Sophie points out, Stuff confirmed the Trade Me policy on “no iPhones” this morning.  Adam also helpfully points out that perhaps I was behind the times –  oh the horror. But yes – Trade Me has recklessly decided to arbitrarily ban sales of the absolutely essential and patently legal to sell iPhone.  This …

UK iPhone – what to do in NZ?

So the iPhone is in the UK – with O2. The interesting thing is that, like the USA, the iPhone is not coming with any 3G high speed mobile internet. Instead Apple and O2 have signed a deal with The Cloud, giving iPhone users free WiFi access at 7,500 UK locations. We don’t have that …

eBay blows cash on TV Ads that are 20 seconds old

eBay UK is placing ads on TV that feature listings with prices that are 20 seconds old. That’s some pretty cute technology, which requires slick systems from end to end. Now the media companies have a system that can deliver ads that quickly, it’s a short leap to designing, creating  and placing ads that are …

eBay shakes the model, but still doesn’t get it

eBay is still figuring out this auction thing. For a start, all eBay neutral feedbacks are now counted as negative, as from a couple of weeks back. If big sellers start getting a bad karma ratio, then the amount of stuff they can post to sell will be restricted. They’ve also been playing with the …

Trade Me Travel Press Release

Media Release Sunday 9 September 2007 Trade Me Launches Travel Trade Me today launches its new travel website “Travelbug” with an initial focus on accommodation. Aimed at everyday New Zealanders, Travelbug launches with over 1500 accommodation providers and over 10,000 rooms from Ahipara to Stewart Island. “We’re delighted by the take-up we’ve enjoyed from the …

Travel Bug soft launch (Trade Me Travel)

Here at last. Trade Me have soft-launched Travel Bug. Simple, elegant and it just works. But still some weirdness with underlining in Safari. Interestingly TravelBug uses Google Maps rather than Smaps – at least for now. It’s obviously a version 1, and we can certainly expect more goodness to come down the line. Go ahead …

Fairfax, Trade Me, BHPB

Three clients this year have all come in with record profits. It’s a symptom of what they are – excellent companies. BHPB made record EBITDA of US$20.1 Billion, and profits of $13.7 billion. Thats on the back of some stellar commodity prices and solid volume increases. Records in Aluminium and Stainless Steel Materials helped things …

Rules for job seekers…

Guy Kawasaki lists 6 tips for responding to Craigslist ads, which would also apply to non-corporate online ads on, say, Trade Me Jobs. Guy’s list is simple: apply fast, use a proper cover letter, respond to the employer’s questions fast, respond to the employers questions well, indeed go above and beyond when responding to those …

Fairfax fires star blogger – the dark implications

A Star Blogger is fired by Fairfax… no not me….(I’m still doing a little work for Fairfax) (oh yeah – and am not a star)…. …or Juha, who has recently moved is job, and blog, (where he is a star) to Fairfax NZ. (Welcome aboard!) No – Fairfax Australia, clearly a corporation run by foreigners*, …