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Viral Video Speak Australian

Hilarious video teaches you how to speak fluent Australian

July 15th, 2015

Yes, Australians speak English, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always understand what they’re saying. Lucky for you, in case you’re planning a trip Down Under, a comic duo has recorded a short video that teaches you how to speak fluent Australian, and the video has gone viral on Facebook.

Australian government considering lawsuit against Apple over eBook price-fixing

April 12th, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has urged local retailers to voice their concerns about eBook price-fixing as it considers a lawsuit against Apple and five of the world’s largest book publishers, The Financial Review reported on Thursday. “The ACCC has previously stated that impediments to emerging competition involving online traders is an area of …

Australian court finds Google guilty of misleading consumers

April 3rd, 2012

An Australian court on Tuesday ruled that Google engaged in “misleading and deceptive” advertising practices, Reuters reported. The court said that between March 2006 and July 2007, Google published search results for queries related to Honda Australia with paid advertisements for Honda competitor CarSales. The advertisements led users to believes that CarSales was linked to Honda Australia. The search …

Apple offers refunds to duped iPad buyers in Australia

March 28th, 2012

Apple’s hot new iPad tablet has been a massive global success. The company recently announced that it sold more than 3 million new slates in fewer than four days of availability, making it the second most successful launch in the Apple’s history behind the iPhone 4S. Heat issues aside, Apple found itself in a bit …

Australian regulators claim Apple’s iPad is misleading consumers

March 27th, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Tuesday claimed that Apple is using misleading promotions for its new iPad tablet, Reuters reported. The ACCC will ask an Australian high court on Wednesday to order the Cupertino-based company to make customers aware of the true technical capabilities of the device, correct its current advertising and refund …

WikiLeaks founder to run for Australian Senate

March 20th, 2012

WikiLeaks announced that its founder and leader Julian Assange is planning to run for a seat on the Australian Senate, the Associated Press reported on Saturday. Despite being under house arrest in England and facing sex crime allegations in Sweden, the group said it is possible for Assange to run. “We have discovered that it …

Nokia fined in Australia for spamming customers with text messages

January 24th, 2012

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has fined Nokia for sending spam-filled text messages to its customers. Nokia had been sending messages with tips on how customers could take advantage of their phones’ features, Reuters said Tuesday, but the government agreed Nokia should allow its customers to opt out of receiving the messages. “Some businesses are still not …

Samsung overtakes Apple in Australia despite patent attacks, becomes No.1 phone vendor

December 20th, 2011

As Samsung continues to field repeated patent-related strikes from Apple in Australia and around the world, the Cupertino-based company’s aggressive stance seems to be having an unforeseen side effect in some cases. As Apple continues to inadvertently help Samsung advertise its products across the Australian region, market research firm IDC revealed on Monday that the South Korea-based electronics giant passed …

Australian court overturns Samsung tablet ban in Apple patent case

November 30th, 2011

Samsung recently won a appeal lawsuit against Apple in Australia that overturned a ban on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country. An appeals court, which recently said the ban was “not terribly fair” to Samsung, explained that the original judge in a lower court had made a mistake in approving Apple’s request for …