Stories by Sarah Stokely

  • 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.

  • Sydney gets Mac Academy

    Sydney’s Mac community will soon have a high tech customer learning and support centre inspired by Apple’s own flagship retail stores. But unlike existing Apple customer lounges – which boast theatrettes and ‘Genius Bar’ helpdesks – the Taylor Square Academy is a reseller initiative, rather than one of Apple’s own direct stores.

  • Apple dealers deny iPod's "dirty secret"

    Apple’s star music player, the iPod, has taken a public battering in the US, recently, as US court cases and media reports question whether its battery life lives up to expectations.

  • Leading edge conference

    Computer resellers were urged to tackle the opportunities and threats they face in the emerging digital home market at the Leading Edge Group’s recent Convergence-themed dealer conference.

  • Iomega dumps NAS specialist for retail manager

    Iomega has retooled its NAS strategy and will bring a new product roadmap to market in the next quarter. The company has also elected not to replace its Australian NAS business development manager, Greg Cullen, who left the company in January after six months in the job.

  • 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.

  • Kodak talks up photo printing pot of gold

    As Kodak works to reposition itself as a digital photography vendor, its Australian sales manager has told resellers they are missing out on a “chain of gain” if they’re not capturing the home printing market.