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Finally, we may have the supermarket revolution that Australians have been waiting for. Kogan.com, the country’s biggest online retailer, recently launched Kogan Pantry, a new...
Hey, what are you doing here? You’re supposed to be working and to top it off you’ve also been caught doing your Christmas shopping...
Entrepreneur Dick Smith's ad to promote his Australia made products has been banned, just shy of it's intended Australia Day launch. But, is he doing a 'Kogan'?
"Up until now, full feature smart phones have only been for the rich. We want to make technology more affordable for everyone. Before today, a decent smart phone would set you back over $500. For most people, that's more than a week's salary.” Kogan is playing in the mobile market and, we all know what that means! Disruption is afoot!
In a move so bold that it seems to channel Peter Daicos’ penchant for the unexpected, Australian retailer Kogan and Collingwood FC together have announced the world’s first club-branded TV. The 42-inch HD LED television, available exclusively from the Kogan website, is no slouch either. The Collingwood-branded TV features the Magpies’ logo on the front, at the startup screen, and on the clicker.
Kogan’s new low-cost dongle brings Internet connectivity and powerful features of Android 4.0, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, to your television. Plug in the dongle into the TV’s HDMI port and watch the transformation.
"People ask me how I manage to work over 100 hours a week," Ruslan Kogan says. "I tell them: I don't work; I live this stuff." For the 28-year-old creator of the wildly successful online consumer electronics company that bears his name, "stuff" is a potent mix of competition, innovation and bravado.
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The world’s first laptop powered Chromium, Google’s operating system, has been released by Ruslan Kogan, beating competitors like Acer and Samsung. “We’ve been able to beat the rest of the world to bring the first commercially available laptop running Google’s Chromium OS,” Kogan said.
Australia’s self-appointed online retail antagonist Ruslan Kogan -- while possibly enjoying a slow day at the office -- has crunched his online traffic numbers to reveal that the most popular names of 2010 online shoppers on the Kogan site were John, Peter, David, Michael and Paul (in addition to some information that you might actually one day use, on how and why Australians shop online).
Retail upstart Kogan is determined to lure Australian shoppers online with discounts on products that are but a twinkle in the manufacturer’s eye. Kogan’s latest innovation, LivePrice, allows consumers to purchase pre-production goods at "up to 50% off the retail price". The further along the retail chain the product is, the smaller the discount.
In this week's interview, Ruslan Kogan, founder and chief executive of Kogan (formerly Kogan Technologies) and recent Anthill 30under30 winner, discusses his take on changes being wrought in retail by direct to public online traders. Word of mouth, service and good value are the keys to success, he says, and his company has just reported a 48 percent quarterly rise in revenue at a time when High Street retailers are feeling the pinch.
Ruslan Kogan, who has run more than 20 businesses since age 12, employs a canny marketing approach that attracts news media attention and plays up the David / Goliath aura. in 2008, he tweaked the government's nose by putting out a "Kevin 37" television and selling it for $900 -- the amount offered to each Australian household under PM Kevin Rudd's stimulus plan. Earlier this year, he stoked the fires of a verbal spat with Gerry Harvey, head of traditional electronics retailer Harvey Norman.