Quadtel's Web software
Quadtel has signed a republishing deal with Sydney-based developer Australian Windows Publishing (AWP) that will enable Quadtel to rebrand AWP's full range of Web tools retail software. AWP is reportedly the second-largest seller of developer tools in the Australian retail market, behind Microsoft and ahead of Macromedia. Quadtel will leverage its market coverage and retail distribution company, Marketing Results, to sell AWP's flagship e-commerce Web site development package, Ezimerchant, as well as other products such as Ezimerchant Professional, My First Store, Eziwebsite and EziFoto.
Moving with Telstra
Telstra has unveiled a new Web site designed to enable customers to change their account details when they change to a new address. Customers can lodge an order form to organise the transfer, disconnection and connection of Telstra accounts, and track when the reconnection is to take place. They can also send an e-card to keep family and friends informed of their movements, as well as shop for additional Telstra products like MessageBank or an Internet connection. The Web site will also enable people to inform third parties such as banks and utilities of their new address.www.telstra.com.au/movinghomeDigital audio to boomWorldwide shipments of portable digital music players will grow from 2.4 million in 2000 to more than 9 million in 2005, according to research firm Cahners In-Stat. Sonicblue leads the way with its Rio players, followed by Creative Labs and D-Link. The report found that interest in new audio "playback" applications and products was increasing, with millions of units selling in the couple of years they have been on the market. "From portable players to digital music, consumers have more choices than ever before," said Instat senior analyst Mike Paxton.