Stories by Byron Kaye

K*Grind takes new direction, new money

Local broadband media company K*Grind has taken evasive action towards rebuilding its business, with three trans-Asian strategic partnerships to be unveiled this week.

Will cyber-Santa turn up for work this year?

Australia's e-tailers have already been advised to start testing fulfilment systems for the next Christmas rush, but analyst Tom Velevski wonders just how keen the shopping masses will be to jump online in 2000.

ASIC issues warning to online brokers

Inadequate complaints-handling systems are the key problem preventing many local online stockbrokers from "clean bills of health", the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has warned.

2600 Australia finds a hole in Woolies

The 'hacking group' 2600 Australia has in recent times set up a security and vulnerability advisory service via their Web site. Known as 'Wiretapped', the 2600 subsidiary has posted details of security holes they have found on their Web site at Woolw...

K*Grind throws TV out of hotel window

Cash strapped online entertainment network K*Grind has given its entire content provision workforce its walking papers, and has closed down its flagship youth Web portal.

Travelshop ads breaking news

Travelshop will undergo a radical review of its online advertising and acquisition strategy, after reporting weaker than expected annual revenues, says new CEO Glenn Robertson.

You can't spell dot-com without com

New domain name endings may be a novelty for some, but are unlikely to present any real threat to existing endings for some time, says NetRegistry's Larry Bloch.

Alston changes stream of consciousness

Streaming audio and video laws should not be restrictive and biased to the interests of other broadcasting technologies, Federal IT minister Richard Alston has said.

QLD govt site has another crack at it

The website of the Queensland Children's Commission returned to the Web last week after a two-month hiatus caused by unintentional links to "inappropriate" material.

Local interactive TV caught napping

Interactive television could take years to hit the Australian consumer mainstream, and even longer to reach high levels of interactivity, two industry consultants have warned.

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