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Consumer electronics show cancelled

Barely two months before the curtain was due to go up on Sydney’s Consumer Electronics and Entertainment (CEE) show, the event has been cancelled. The show, which had run annually since 2000, was intended to run over three days in June at the Hordern...

Frogmarch to jail for Froggy director

Disgraced high-tech entrepreneur, Karl Suleman – director of the Froggy chain of companies – has been found guilty on four counts of fraud and sentenced to 21 months in jail, with a non-parole period of 12 months.

Game on: Microsoft cuts Xbox and games prices

Microsoft has celebrated the second birthday of its Xbox gaming machine by cutting the price of the console and selected games in a bid to claw market share away from Sony’s market leading PlayStation 2.

Mass merchants pounce on iPod

Apple’s iPod has confirmed its mass market appeal with the news that Myer, Megamart, Target and Domayne stores are to stock the top performing music player.

MYOB tightens screws on grey marketers

Business software vendor, MYOB, has fired the latest salvo in the battle against grey marketing by announcing it will tighten controls on OEM software to combat its sale in the retail channel. The vendor is also investigating legal action against non...

Local launch of MS Media Centre in doubt

While Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates, was talking up the new multimedia software hub, Windows Media Centre 2004, at the Computer Electronics show in Las Vegas earlier this month, the company has backpedalled on its launch schedule for Australia.

Atari makes fix for T3 game available

Atari claims sales of its new PC game Terminator 3: War of the Machines are back to normal after a hiccup which saw the game shipped without CD keys, meaning customers couldn’t install or play the game.

Atari suspends shipments of new T3 game

Atari has been forced to suspend shipments of one of its new PC games as the Christmas retail boom hits its stride. Terminator 3: War of the Machines was discovered to have shipped without CD keys, meaning customers can’t install or play the game.

Harvey Norman ramps up SME focus

Harvey Norman’s Commercial Technology division in Sydney’s western suburbs is renewing its focus on SME sales and services, signing fledgling services company, Avante IT, to provide outsourced technical services to its client base.

Latest Next Byte opening delayed

Stringent shopping centre planning standards have held up the opening of Next Byte’s latest store, which was scheduled to open today. The store at Sydney’s new Westfield Bondi Junction will now open after the lucrative Christmas period.

LG launches into notebook market

Consumer electronics specialist LG Electronics has taken a major stride into the IT sector, launching three Centrino-based notebooks.

Xbox plays Australia

Xbox has added some local colour to three of its Christmas game releases, giving players the option of racing cars around the streets of Sydney, playing tennis as Lleyton Hewitt, or skiing Mt Buller, all without leaving the comfort - and safety- of t...

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