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Apple’s Down Under Troubles End With A Hefty Fine
2012-06-22 06:52:01

The legal battle between Apple and Australia’s ACCC is now over, as a judge has ordered the Cupertino company to pay out A$2.25 million (That’s $2.26 million American) to the organization.

Apple Pays The Piper
2012-06-08 12:28:51

It looks like the long and twisting saga of the New iPad Down Under is coming to a close as Apple finally agreed to shell out the big bucks in order to appease the powers that be.

Apple Gives In To ACCC And ASA, Drops 4G From iPad’s Name
2012-05-14 12:55:24

When Apple introduced their newest iPad in March, they also introduced their very first product to utilize the next generation of high-speed wireless connectivity, 4G LTE.

Google Slapped With Guilty Verdict For Misleading Ads
2012-04-03 11:47:00

Google Inc. on Tuesday was found guilty in an Australian court for “deceptive” conduct by allowing misleading advertisements to be shown in Internet search results on its pages, after an appeal was upheld by the country’s competition regulator.

Apple Agrees To Offer Refunds To iPad Customers In Australia
2012-03-28 12:27:10

Some angry Australians who have purchased Apple’s newest iPad are very upset they cannot take advantage of the touted 4G technology and 4G speeds.

2008-10-28 15:00:21

British Airways and Australian airline Qantas reached a combined $15.6 million price-fixing settlement with Australian authorities Tuesday. BA agreed to pay $3.1 million and Qantas $12.5 million to settle claims the companies fixed freight shipping prices, The Times of London reported.

2008-10-02 06:00:27

A proposed $114 billion hostile takeover bid by the BHP Billiton mining company of Rio Tinto was cleared by the Australian competition regulator Wednesday, moving BHP a step closer to clinching a deal first announced almost a year ago.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.