Stories by Byron Kaye

  • Computer retailer to face fraud charges

    A computer retailer will stand trial for alleged fraud involving customer credit card details and supplier payment statements, according to the securities and investments watchdog.

  • Australia gets global eTick

    An Australian technology company has taken credit for a global e-commerce standard designed to allay consumer fears, particularly of privacy and security, over the Internet.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft to push support online

    Local users of Microsoft products may find telephone support charges dramatically increased early next year, as the software giant takes steps to get more customers online.

  • K*Grind to take ‘profit-centric direction'

    Cash-strapped online entertainment network K*Grind has given its entire content provision workforce its marching orders, and has closed down its flagship youth Web portal. The mass sacking arrived just one week after K*Grind's founding CEO, Jon Peters, resigned from his position and left the company. Former chief operating officer David Keane will assume the role of CEO, the company said in a statement.

  • Solution 6 still running at a loss

    Troubled local accounting software company Solution 6 has surprised few by reporting an operating loss of $79.5 million for the 1999/2000 financial year.

  • PwC unveils e.conomy catchcry

    Web-enabled businesses can make annual cuts in expenditure of up to 20 per cent - that's the marketing catchcry of Pricewaterhouse Coopers' business-to-business portal, e.conomy.

  • K*Grind throws TV out of hotel window

    Cash-strapped online entertainment network K*Grind has given its entire content provision workforce its marching orders, and has closed down its flagship youth web portal.

  • Orange turns to ICE

    An estimated 150 houses in NSW's Orange district will get access to $700 worth of interactive television services and equipment for three months, courtesy of an ICE Interactive iTV pilot program.

  • Well at least we've got more computer crime

    Australia's internet economy suffers from more hacker attacks per website than its US counterpart, according to Simon Perry, vice president of business software company Computer Associates.

  • 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.

  • $50,000 software settlement: Who's Next?

    Magazine publisher Next Media has accused the Business Software Association of Australia (BSAA) of making "false and misleading" statements about the company's alleged use of illegal software.