20th > March > 2011 Archive

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Amazon is best hope of a viable alternative to iPad

Apple's iPad 2 went on sale last Friday, with few doubting that it would be a strong seller, since it has very few competitors. But, while there are the usual near-hysterical unit forecasts from bullish Apple fans, there are serious questions for the broader market. In the glut that is likely to appear as scores of vendors chase the tablet dream, how many vendors can make an impact, and which of them can challenge the iPad's lengthy headstart?
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AT&T acquires T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39bn

AT&T has agreed to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $39 billion.
Cade Metz, 20 2011
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Saab-spotter blogger poached by the company

A Tasmanian-based Saab enthusiast blogger has pulled off a social media coup, scoring a global role with the car manufacturer and being touted as the man who "saved Saab".
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Fairfax gets the group buying itch

Fairfax Media is trying its hand at group buying with the launch of Treat Me in New Zealand. Treat Me is a spin-off sister site to New Zealand's largest online auction site Trade Me which Fairfax acquired in 2006 for around $600 million.
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Aussie digital publishers busted

Australian online publishers have been accused of pumping up their audience numbers and misleading advertisers, following research from measurement watchdog the Audit Bureaux of Australia (ABA).