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Jon Macdonald, CEO of Trade Me for over a decade, has announced plans to step down from the leadership role. Macdonald chats about the reason behind the departure and what he hopes to get from his new path.

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As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's Trade Me's head of mobile Nick Parfene.

Big business names like Sky founder and entrepreneur Craig Heatley, fashion designer Dame Trelise Cooper, 42 Below founder Geoff Ross and Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon are auctioning their time and business nous on Trade Me to benefit the ChildFund charity.

Start "Wheedling" says a bright green button in an email sent to me over the weekend. Its owner and namesake uses the verb to mean buying and selling online, but in the last six months it's taken on a new meaning in programming circles – software that fails spectacularly.