Aussie launch for $2.3bn US tech e-store 
Cheap price challenge for local resellers.
 
The new Privacy Act means opportunities for ‘trusted advisors’ 
 
Apple cuts Aussie tax bill despite bumper revenues 
Paid less tax than Harvey Norman despite five times more revenue.
 
Fifth Harvey Norman store fined 
Misleading customers leads to tens of thousands in fines.
 
Harvey Normans charged over dodgy warranty support 
 
Harvey Norman Q1 profits up 16.2 percent 
Sales up but no post-election surge.
 
AMD back in the black, but PC division shrinks 15% 
Consoles help the company return to profitability.
 
Microsoft: Surface RT branding confused customers 
Customers don't know the difference between Surface RT and Surface Pro, Microsoft claims.
 
First Twitter app for Android tablet hits Samsung Galaxy 10.1 
Twitter's rolled out a tablet-optimised Android app - but only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
 
Distributor Ingram Micro named Acer partner of the year 
 
Microsoft could merge Windows with Phone app store  
 
Harvey Norman embraces online sales as net profits plunge 
Wins multichannel retail award after 17.5 percent drop.
 
Microsoft cuts Surface prices in Australia 
Tablets now up to 11 percent cheaper.
 
Exclusive: Local Surface channel plans to emerge "in weeks" 
Details of Microsoft's resellers and disties due in September.
 
ACCC takes action against Harvey Norman franchisees 
 
Harvey Norman HY profit plummets 
Reports uptick in later part of the half.
 
Harvey Norman outlets fight single trial in ACCC battle 
 
Still no Surface to be seen for Aussie resellers 
Retailers, yes, but Microsoft holding out on channel.
 
Nexus 4 finally back on sale - for $100 more 
Update: To retail in Harvey Norman stores
 
Surface hits Harvey Norman stores 
Update: Microsoft decides to let partners in.
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Issue: 326 | April 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.