Mar 29, 2012 (AME Info - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
CISCO ANNOUNCES PLANS TO ACQUIRE NETWORK MANAGEMENT FIRM: Cisco has announced plans to acquire privately-held ClearAccess, a provider of service provisioning and device management software to service providers, Computer World has reported. Cisco is acquiring the software assets and personnel of ClearAccess. The hardware operations will continue as SmartRG, a maker of ADSL and gigabit routers that serve as residential gateways between the broadband network and the home. ClearAccess' network management and software capabilities, combined with Cisco's, will enable service providers to improve delivery and management of their residential and mobile services, and help enhance operational efficiencies and customer experiences, Cisco said.
REFUND WILL BE OFFERED TO ALL AUSTRALIAN BUYERS OF NEW IPAD, SAYS APPLE LAWYER: A lawyer for Apple Inc. has announced all Australian buyers of the company's new iPad are to receive an email offering them a refund, after the country's consumer watchdog accused it of misleading advertising over one key aspect of the product, Reuters has reported. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken legal action to ensure Apple makes consumers aware its third generation iPad cannot connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia due to technical incompatibility.
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