While Gerry Harvey the Chairman of Harvey Norman Holdings was whinging about the fact that Australians are not paying 10% GST on Internet purchases made from overseas web sites, arch rival Myer was actually doing something about it.
Smartphone carriers, who are already set to come under margin pressure next year as Android Smartphone's proliferate and prices fall, are set to be forced by the Federal Government to bid billions for new spectrum that will see the introduction of new spectrum and 4G Smartphone's in 2013.
Consumer Electronics distributors who face a grim future if big retail chains like Harvey Norman and Myer start selling into Australia from web sites operated from Southern China, claim that both Companies are "bluffing" however some believe they are "deadly serious" and if so the retail distribution scene in Australia could change forever.
Australian distributor Conexus is now selling Native Union's Moshi Moshi line of phone handsets which have been described as one of the "coolest" of iPhone attach devices. The device which can be used with the new iPad 2 eliminates the dork look when holding an iPad up to your ear.
EXCLUSIVE: Toshiba Australia will launch their new 10 inch Honeycomb 3.0 tablet in May with the device going on sale via the PC channel, for 'around $600', or 'similar pricing to the iPad2' claim Toshiba executives.
Small to medium sized businesses and home offices that are increasingly using social media tools, and increasing their exposure to web-based business risks, now have a low touch affordable solution from Blue Coat Systems.
BIS Shrapnel who have recently conducted a review of the Sydney property market claim that Sydney CBD will be one of the few Australian CBD areas to witness commercial property growth over the next 5 years. In the new $10,000 BIS Shrapnel Commercial Property Report, Beverley Taylor Director, Property BIS Shrapnel claims that the last three years have seen the recovery in Sydney's office markets build momentum, with net absorption at its highest level since the late 1980s.