Displaying items by tag: Dick Smith

The Australian consumer watchdog has taken Facebook parent Meta to the Federal Court, accusing the company of placing false, misleading or deceptive ads for cryptocurrencies featuring Australian celebrities.

Published in Technology Regulation

Clickbait-loving naybobs of negativity once bemoaned that most of Apple's sales were attributable to its iPhone, and that there are no cheap mid-range models, but now that Apple has grown, adding newer products and services, 'lower' but still in the tens of MILLIONS of iPhone sales are... bad?

Published in Fuzzy Logic

With top of the line smartphones costing anywhere from $1500 to $2500 and beyond, and with smartphones lasting longer than ever thanks to OS and security updates, safely buying second hand via the security of a refurbished model can be a totally smart saving.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 11:03

Kogan betters forecasts with lift in sales

Online retailer Kogan has rebounded from an uninspiring debut on the ASX to come in ahead of forecasts with a 5.4% jump in revenue to $211.16 million and a lift in profits for the year to the end of June.

Published in Listed Tech

Shares in online discount retailer Kogan crashed by more than 16% in their first day of trading on the ASX on Thursday, plunging from the listing price of $1.80 to just $1.50 when the market closed.

Published in Listed Tech

Proudly boasting of being ‘Back and Better than Ever,’ Kogan has taken control and has brought Dick Smith back to life the day after the old physical stores closed forever.

Published in Home Tech

With all Dick Smith stores closing down on Tuesday, 3 May, an iconic brand in physical form will sadly pass away - only to live again another day!

Published in Fuzzy Logic

The demise of Dick Smith Electronics left Chinese smartphone maker OPPO without a vehicle to fulfil its ambitions of being number three in Australia. Its performance at Dick Smith was outstanding and gave JB Hi-Fi the confidence to take on this relatively new brand.

Published in Mobility

The Warranty Group has announced it will honour all valid claims under extended warranties sold by Dick Smith across Australia and New Zealand.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:55

Dick Smith back from the dead courtesy Kogan

The iconic Dick Smith brand – not the person who is alive and well – has been resurrected by online retailer Kogan.com.

Published in Deals

The demise of the Dick Smith group of electronic stores is now complete, with receivers to close all stores throughout Australia and New Zealand, with close  to 3,000 staff to lose their jobs.

Published in Strategy

The ‘Dick Smith team,’ which is presumably its receivers administrators first and foremost, have issued an ‘open letter’ to customers in the hope you’ll buy something.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

The future, or lack of it, for the Dick Smith stores may become clearer later this week as administrators look at options for the group ahead of a creditors meeting scheduled for Thursday.

Published in Listed Tech

Optus has stepped in to replace troubled electronics retailer Dick Smith as the Melbourne Stars’ Principal Partner and the Club’s Official Mobile Media Partner for the remainder of the Big Bash League (BBL) Twenty20 cricket season.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Creditors, shareholders, suppliers and customers of electronics retailer Dick Smith have been left in limbo as they wait to see what is to happen to the company’s hundreds of stores throughout Australia and New Zealand after the business was placed in voluntary administration.

Published in Listed Tech
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 16:29

Oppo sales surge in Australia

Oppo has claimed a significant share of Android smartphone sales with a 34% growth this year showing it is viable, more affordable choice to many more expensive handsets.

Published in Mobility

Managed cloud IT services provider Bulletproof says it has capitalised on Australia’s expanding $4.15 billion public cloud market to record strong revenue growth for the 2015 year.

Published in Listed Tech

Australian-based City Beach Software has signed up its 500th customer, just three years after the company was launched, securing a contract with online retailer Bing Lee to use its Omnivore retail feed management platform.

Published in Home Tech

OPPO has released the Mirror 5s – the second new model in as many months. It is aimed squarely at the mass market and offers value well above the price.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:51

Online sales growth for Dick Smith group

The Dick Smith electronics retail group has seen solid growth in its online business over the past 12 months, with online sales now comprising 8% of total retail sales across the Australian business.

Published in Home Tech
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