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iBox opens new outlet in Indonesia

iBox, the leading Apple Premium Reseller (APR) in Indonesia, recently opened a new store in Bandung, West Java. The new store, located in Bandung Electronic Centre (BEC), is the third iBox in the city, joining existing branches in Dago and Palace Plaza. In total, iBox operates more than 40 outlets across Indonesia as well as multiple Apple service centres. iBox is a business unit of Erajaya Group. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 7 July 2015

Challenger signs Sembawang lease

Singapore-based retailer Challenger Technologies has signed a lease for a new store in the Sembawang Shopping Centre (SSC). The new lease forms part of Challenger’s ongoing plans to focus on its retail operation by expanding to suitable locations in Singapore. SSC is situated in close proximity to Yishun and Sembawang MRT stations. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 3 July 2015

Smart bulbs market set to soar

The market for residential smart bulbs is set to soar in the next few years, according to projections from ABI Research. The embryonic market for connected LED or ‘smart’ light bulbs saw less than 2.5 million units shipped in 2013. ABI reckons that falling LED prices and the endorsement of ZigBee Light Link as the preferred connectivity solution by a number of leading lighting manufacturers means that annual smart bulb shipments are set to increase to 223 million by 2020, achieving a total installed base of over 400 million. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 7 November 2014

HP and Microsoft to deliver keynote speeches at DISTREE APAC

The second annual DISTREE APAC event gets underway in Singapore today, featuring keynote speeches from Platinum Sponsors HP and Microsoft, as well as a regional market update from Event Partner GfK. DISTREE APAC is a three-day channel event offering a unique opportunity for technology and consumer electronics (CE) vendors to meet face-to-face with senior executives from the region’s leading retailers, e-tailers and distributors. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 8 October 2014

INTERVIEW: Ferhad Patel, Intel

Ferhad Patel is the director of the reseller channel organisation (RCO) for Asia Pacific (APAC) and Japan at Intel. He is responsible for delivering on all key elements of the RCO including revenue and growth with distribution, Intel technology providers and the branded channel. Intel is a Gold Sponsor of next month’s DISTREE APAC event in Singapore. Channel APAC caught up with Patel to learn more about the vendor’s plans for the event. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 22 September 2014

INTERVIEW: Charles Sanders, TechSmith

TechSmith provides customers in more than 180 countries around the world with screen capture and recording software for individual and professional use. The company is participating in next month’s DISTREE Asia Pacific event in Singapore as it looks to extend its channel reach across the region. Channel APAC caught up with Charles W. Sanders, channel manager at TechSmith to learn more about the company’s regional aspirations. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 10 September 2014

Bitdefender ready to extend APAC channel reach

Antivirus software vendor Bitdefender is poised to extend its channel reach in Asia Pacific (APAC), appointing additional distributors within the region. Maciej Dziobek, business development manager at Bitdefender, said: “We are attending regional channel event DISTREE APAC [in October] where we will seek reputable and well-established distributors who can help us take our brand to new markets, introducing our portfolio into business, consumer and online channels.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 5 September 2014

Strong market growth in Vietnam

Research house GfK’s latest analysis of the ICT, telecoms and consumer electronics market in Vietnam indicates that the total market value grew 26% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014 to hit US$1.25 billion. The strong growth was driven by sales increases in six of the seven segments that GfK tracks. Telecoms sales were up 33.7% year-on-year at US$542m. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 5 September 2014

Dick Smith cleared for takeoff at Sydney airport

Australian retail powerhouse Dick Smith has successfully tendered to open seven stores in Sydney airport locations from February 2015. The new stores will use the Move by Dick Smith retail format, allowing flyers to purchase the latest consumer electronics products and accessories. In an exclusive partnership with Gebr. Heinemann, the world’s fifth largest duty free operator, Dick Smith will open the Move stores at the Sydney international and Virgin domestic terminals. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 5 September 2014

Indian tablet sales climb in second quarter

Research house IDC reckons that tablet shipments in India hit 860,000 in the second quarter of 2014, up 9% compared to the first quarter of the year. IDC claims that the latest results indicate ‘early signs of recovery’ for the product category after a tough six months. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 4 September 2014

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