Tablets might be a flash in the pan: Microsoft global chief strategy officer

As virtually the entire consumer electronics industry throws its weight behind tablet computers, Microsoft’s global chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie said today that he did not know whether the booming new category was here to stay.

Speaking at a lunch held in Sydney by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), Mundie, who reports directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, said he did not know whether tablets like the iPad would “remain with us or not”.… Read more --->

eBay’s customers are now armed

The recent admission by Sensis that its future lies in harnessing digital sales is a lesson for any business stubbornly clinging to well-worn strategies that at one time delivered, but no longer can.

The interesting part of yesterday’s Sensis briefing was the no doubt painful acknowledgement by chief Bruce Akhurst that it will take around three years for revenue growth in its digital business to exceed the decline in print revenue.Read more --->

Windows Live SkyDrive

Windows Live SkyDrive gives you 25GB of free storage space so you can store and access your stuff from anywhere and at anytime.

Think of all the stuff you have on your home or work PC, and imagine how great it would be to have them accessible whenever and wherever you need them.… Read more --->

iPad buyer remorse: prices slashed, but refunds offered

iPad holdouts can now buy the first version for more than 30 per cent cheaper as Apple slashes its prices and existing owners jump on eBay to offload in preparation for the iPad 2.

Apple Australia has confirmed that those who bought an iPad 1 within 14 calendar days of the iPad 2 announcement are entitled to a refund of the difference between the price paid and the current selling price.… Read more --->

The wraps come off iPad 2

  • Front and rear-facing cameras
  • Twice as fast
  • Thinner than the iPhone 4
  • Available in Australia on March 25

Apple’s chief executive Steve Jobs has taken the stage to unveil the iPad 2, the upgraded version of its market-leading tablet computer.

His appearance is a surprise given he announced he was taking medical leave in January as a result of pancratic cancer and a liver transplant.… Read more --->