ChannelLife New Zealand logo
Industry insider news for New Zealand's technology resellers

Consumer news stories

Story image
Samsung
New range of Samsung Smart Watches announced with health focus
Samsung has announced new additions to its SmartWatch portfolio, with the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro to be released in late August.
Story image
Tablets & laptops
Chromebook and tablet shipments see another rapid decline for the year
According to research from Canalys PC Analysis, Chromebook and tablet shipments have fallen for the fourth quarter in a row for Q2 of 2022.
Story image
Cheetah Digital
Privacy, data ethics and the ‘seismic shift’ in consumer trust
Aussie consumers have low levels of trust for advertising, but will pay more to purchase from a trusted brand, a new report from Cheetah Digital reveals.
Story image
Social Media
ActiveCampaign reveals consumers seek trusthworthy content
Consumers will engage with new brands across all channels, including online, in-store and social media, as long as the content is relevant and trustworthy.
Story image
Adobe
APAC consumers worried about how brands use personal data - Adobe
Adobe's latest study of more than 5000 APAC consumers and 900 senior business leaders reveals a strong correlation between brand trust and consumer behaviour.
Story image
SOTI
Australian consumers loyal to retailers who deliver speed and visibility
SOTI finds extensive order visibility and speed are the most important factors for turning one-off customers into loyal, long-term buyers.
Story image
Design
Hands-on review: Phillips Hue starter kit
The set-up was one of the simplest I have ever had to do. It is also where the products shine. I was able to connect the bridge, the three lightbulbs and the strip within 10 min.
Story image
Consumer
Adobe survey reveals link between brand trust and consumer buy-in
Adobe has announced results from a study, which finds a strong correlation between brand trust and consumer behaviour.
Story image
Broadband
Voyager Internet announces new pricing changes to broadband offerings
Voyager Internet is making changes to its residential broadband, voice offerings and pricing in the wake of rising third-party costs and inflation.
Story image
Cloud
Hisense launches in New Zealand with new product range
Consumer electronics and home entertainment brand Hisense has launched in New Zealand, bringing its range of TVs, refrigeration, and laundry products to Kiwi customers.
Story image
VPN
The most common online scams in Australia
No one is safe from online scammers, and many of these scammers have capitalised on the pandemic, using this confusing time to attack more people than ever.
Story image
Cloud
Veryfi announces Mobile Receipt Capture for D2C marketing apps
Veryfi has announced a new enhancement to its portfolio, with Mobile Receipt Capture for direct-to-consumer marketing apps.
Story image
Remote Working
Can't read, won't buy: globalization requires more communication than ever before
The global remote work revolution is helping businesses provide opportunities for people to “see” and to “be” in ways that before now were not possible.
Story image
Storage
Robotics automation: Current thoughts, expected trends, and meeting consumer demands
As companies seek to not only survive, but thrive in these disruptive times, many are looking to automated systems for their labour-strapped warehouses and distribution centres.
Story image
Cybersecurity
Significant spike in consumer fraud, new report finds
Reported cases of consumer fraud more than tripled in the years 2020-2021 from prior years, according to a new report by Accenture.
Story image
Cheetah Digital
Australian consumers demand hyper-personalisation, new report reveals
The way to engage with consumers is through real-time, hyper-personalised experiences, a new eConsultancy report, in partnership with Cheetah Digital reveals. 
Story image
Online shopping
Online retail still the chosen method for Australian consumers
According to a new report from Manhattan Associates, a significant shift to online retail is still very much apparent among Australian consumers.
Story image
Supply chain
Supply chain issues leaving customers frustrated, with brand loyalty at risk
According to new research, supply chain disruptions continue to impact consumers, affecting their mood and shopping behaviour. 
Story image
Trends
Foldable screens and wireless headsets among the top predicted consumer trends
New research has revealed that devices with foldable screens will reach nearly 10% of all smartphone sales by 2030.
Story image
Cloud
Apple unveils completely new Mac desktop and display
Apple has today introduced Mac Studio and Studio Display, designed to give users everything they could want to fulfil their studio needs.
Story image
Cloud
Apple announces M1 Ultra, its most powerful chip yet
Apple has today announced M1 Ultra, the company’s next major step for Apple silicon and the Mac, which it says will provide the new Mac Studio with superior computing power.
Story image
Apple
New iPad Air announced by Apple for 2022
Apple has announced a brand new model of iPad Air as part of their new product range for 2022.
Story image
Remote Working
APAC businesses lead the world in customer experience investment
Due to a pandemic-induced surge in new digital consumers and behaviours, Asia Pacific businesses are set to outstrip other regions in CX investment in 2022.
Story image
Visa
Amazon and Visa reach agreement in ongoing dispute
After a substantial ongoing feud, Amazon and Visa have agreed to settle a dispute over the credit card giant's fees.