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Sprint learns that a 'rebate' includes paying people money

US wireless carrier Sprint will pay $2.3m to settle allegations it withheld rebates from customers. The state of Illinois will collect and distribute the money to 32,000 residents who signed up for Sprint's mobile services between 2003 and 2011, when the carrier was offering rebates to new customers. State Treasurer Michael …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Aug 2016
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Apple: Fine, we admit it – MacBook Pros suffer wonky GPU crapness

Faced with a class-action lawsuit, Apple has agreed to fix MacBook Pros with knackered graphics electronics free of charge. The iPhone giant said its expensive notebooks must be repaired to address faulty video hardware that causes frequent restarts, distorted graphics and blank screens. The crappy models are the 15in and 17in …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Feb 2015

Insight CEO: Everything that's cloudy is GOLD

Exclusive A "sickness" at the core of the IT channel - an over reliance on back-end-loaded vendor rebates - threatens to render many tech suppliers irrelevant. But there is a cure, it is fluffy, white and called the cloud. Or so says Wolfgang Ebermann, the EMEA president at Insight, who after 23 years at Microsoft in various senior …
Paul Kunert, 9 Apr 2014
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Tech Data granted one more stay of execution by NASDAQ

The NASDAQ Panel has granted Tech Data a final extension until the end of March to get its accounts up-to-date or face an embarrassing and costly de-listing. The tanker-sized wholesaler confirmed this in a brief filing today that it had until the 27th of that month to report restated results for each quarter in fiscal '14 …
Paul Kunert, 9 Dec 2013
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Northgate IS issues suppliers with Ts&Cs change ultimatum

Northgate Information Solutions (NIS) is sharpening up its axe act on procurement in a move that has gone down very badly with some suppliers. The IT giant has written to disties and vendors with a take it leave it offer - pay a nine per cent rebate based on volume of trade with NIS each year - the first instalment is …
Paul Kunert, 17 Oct 2012
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Microsoft upping Office 365 fees for resellers AGAIN

Microsoft is once again plumping up the cheques it dishes out to channel folk across the globe as a sweetener to dealers as they try to push its Office 365 cloud services to customers. The software titan already pushed up advisor's fees to 18 per cent at last month's Worldwide Partner Conference and vowed to pay top accredited …
Paul Kunert, 7 Aug 2012
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HP PC biz gets aggressive again

HP's Personal Systems Group is reverting back to a target-based rebate model for resellers after more than three years of operating a linear model as the tech titan eyes aggressive market share wins. The move kicks in across Europe next week (1 November) at the start of HP's fiscal New Year at a time when the traditional PC …
Paul Kunert, 26 Oct 2011

EU complaint is just more of the same, says Intel

Intel has delivered a weary response to the latest European Commission's Statement of Objections which accused it of anti-competitive behaviour. The Statement accused Intel of providing rebates to a retailer provided they sold only Intel-based PCs, of paying an original equipment manufacturer to delay the launch of a line of …
John Oates, 18 Jul 2008
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EU dumps more anti-trust charges on Intel

Chipmaker Intel is facing more EU competition charges relating to allegations that it abused its dominant position to keep computers with AMD chips out of European shops. Intel has been under European Commission investigation since 2001. Along with Dixons Store Group it had its offices raided by investigators in 2005, with a …
John Oates, 16 Jul 2008

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