In what could be a revolutionary development in consumer cards and payment technology, Westpac Bank has announced it will join the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) in embedding its credit cards with a computer smart chip.
Apple appears to be taking on all comers, launching a web-based photo sharing service to take on the likes of Photobucket and Flickr on the same day it fired a shot across Microsoft's bow with an upgraded iWorks 08.
A punchy 'how to sell' business model and intimate understanding of your customer base are now just as important to retailers of CE goods as the products themselves, according to an IBM Institute for Business Value study.
UPDATE: Cellnet Chief Executive Mark Bloomer has denied its failure to declare the loss of Sony, Apple and Kyocera distribution deals left them in breach of ASIC and ASX regulations. He also said it may be better off without the three vendor partnerships.
Another vehicle manufacturer is now selling to the Australian market, with Indian company Manindra launching its Scorpio Pik-Up aimed mainly at commercial users like tradesmen, farmers and also for recreational drivers.
Qantas has signalled it will shake up its business structure in the coming year to unlock greater value from its lucrative frequent flyer, freight, fleet and holiday divisions. It announced this while reporting record net profits of $720 million for the year to 30 June 2007.
Symantec has released the latest version of its Veritas NetBackup data protection package for business users. Version 6.5 is the most up-to-date incarnation of the storage solution and the first part of its Storage United initiative for business.