Rod Drury sees the Yahoo!Xtra (what an unwieldy name) tie-up as creating opportunities for other players. He asks: What does Microsoft do? The choices are go it alone or tie up with a media company – pick one from TVNZ, TV3, APN or Fairfax. My pick is TVNZ, followed by APN. What is the homepage …

Reselling tickets takes a step backwards

Two disturbing articles today – one that eBay UK will not allow reselling of tickets to the giant Concert for Diana, and the second that New Zealand is introducing laws restricting re-sales of tickets to “big events” to a maximum of face value. People – you cannot fight economics, and you will lose in the …

46% of Asian internet users have a blog…

The blogging stats get bigger and bigger it seems, but this one comes via an online survey from Microsoft MSN & Windows Live  in seven markets in Asia – notably excluding China. With a self selected respondant set – it isn’t surprising to see bloggers over-respond to a survey on blogging –  these numbers have …

Apple NZ Store open, Renaissance still doesn’t get it

What staggers me about the Renaissance email I referred to earlier, is that nowhere in the email do they refer to the iTunes & Apple.co.nz store opening. Even worse, I can’t see any reference to Apple.co.nz or iTunes on the Renaissance website. I understand that Renaissance probably don’t clip the ticket on Apple sales through …

NZ Renassance Apple Store closed

Just got an email from Renassance – Apple’s local distributor. I really really hope this means Apple will enter the market with their own store, but I am afraid not. Renassance’s store did have pretty lousy service so it’s not such a bad thing, but they did have the apple.co.nz/store site. turns out iTunes has …