Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire and editor of sister publication CommsWire. He is also founder and Research Director of Connection Research, a market research and analysis firm specialising in the convergence of sustainable, digital and environmental technologies. He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.
Click Frenzy said this year’s version of the annual online shopping promotion would generate $200 million in sales. It came in at around a quarter of that number.
Open source pioneer Mozilla has signed a five year deal with Fading Internet giant Yahoo which will mean Microsoft’s Bing will replace Google as Firefox’s search engine, at least in the US.
Telstra and Japanese telco giant SoftBank are amongst investors who have put an extra $50 million of equity funding into Australian e-commerce player Bigcommerce.