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Lockdown Q&A: Leighton Roberts, Sharesies

Peter Griffin. 02 April 2020, 8:08 am

Here at ITP Tech Blog we are asking people in the tech sector about how they are approaching business during the lockdown and the technology they are using to stay productive while working remotely.

Today, we talk to Leighton Roberts, co-founder, Director - Opportunities and Operations, and acting co-CEO of Sharesies.

Online investment platform, Sharesies. 

How many people does your organisation employ?

39 people

In one sentence please explain w

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Virtual Hi Tech finals

Sarah Putt. 31 March 2020, 6:20 pm

For the first time the announcement of who has made it into the Hi Tech Awards this year was made entirely online. This evening emcee David Downs announced the finalists in each category to a room filled with, well, probably just a camera. Covid-19 forcing another event into the virtual realm.

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Bubble fun time

Sarah Putt. 26 March 2020, 11:07 am

Now that we are all in a bubble, how do we communicate and have some good old-fashioned fun with other bubbles?

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Kiwis rate their digital skills

Sarah Putt. 19 March 2020, 5:25 pm

As we adapt to the many changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in the coming weeks and months, it will be technology that will help pull us through. From being able to work remotely, through to enab…

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IBM’s Watson gets sentimental

Peter Griffin. 19 March 2020, 12:02 pm

IBM is making smart tools available on its Watson platform that can understand the sentiment in language and summarise large amounts of text.

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Technology that endures - radio!

Sarah Putt. 10 March 2020, 9:30 am

Of all the media in all the world, radio is my favourite. It's the most intimate, the most ephemeral (or least it was before podcasts), and the most enduring. It's also the most underrated - with pred…

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Why businesses aren't picking domain names

Sarah Putt. 27 February 2020, 5:17 pm

One of the hardest things when starting  a new project or business is coming up with a name that isn't already taken in the online space. If you want to register a domain name under .nz or or …

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NZ joins NASA's climate change initiative

Sarah Putt. 25 February 2020, 2:47 pm

Air New Zealand is about to become the first passenger airline in the world to partner with NASA on an earth science mission. The initiative, aimed at monitoring the impact of climate change, will als…

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A newspaper, a military contract, a tech giant and a president

Sarah Putt. 20 February 2020, 3:12 pm

When Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013, he can't have foreseen that would it one day result in a battle with a US President. But that's how it's shaping up.

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IoT driven by lower cost, productivity goals: IDC

Sarah Putt. 18 February 2020, 8:50 am

New Zealand organisations are investing in the Internet of Things in order to improve business productivity, improve product quality, and reduce operational costs, says research firm IDC.

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VR Tackling Online Hate Speech

Mike Riversdale. 27 January 2020, 7:51 am

VR isn't just about games or interior designers. For some, it's a way of tackling hate speech. Guest post from Mike Riversdale.

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