Fairfax Media is not re-making its publications for fax machines (which came about in the late 1800s), but instead THE digital device of the 21st century thus far: the Apple iPad (and soon, other tablets).
Fairfax Media appears to have pre-empted its own press conference, with the Fairfax press reporting this morning that Telstra will sponsor a six month trial delivery of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald to the iPa, ahead of a Fairfax Media press conference.
Three years after Fairfax Media bought Rural Press for $9 billion, the media giant is planning a revamp of Rural’s legacy payroll and rostering system, expecting to move to an Aurion and Microster platform in the next 12-24 months.
Fairfax real estate site Domain.com.au, claiming to be buoyed by the success of its iPhone app, can now be accessed from a customised app for iPad, offering features over and beyond those of its smaller iPhone cousin. According to Fairfax, Domain.com.au, which trails market leader Realestate.com.au, is the first major real estate portal to hit the iPad.
Fairfax Media today announced a partnership with Telstra owned classifieds website Tradingpost.com.au, which the media group failed to acquire in 2004 and was then snatched by the telco for $660 million.
NASDAQ-listed vacation rental site HomeAway has acquired Stayz, an Australia-based vacation rental service and market leader in the region, for approximately $198 million in an all-cash transaction, the company is announcing today.
Deloitte will merge its online consulting division and digital group under the banner of Deloitte Digital from the second week in May. It’s a move which the professional services firm says positions it to challenge both the major systems integrators and digital media agencies to develop and deploy online, social, mobile and content solutions for clients.
Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: MobilityMulti-platform publisher Fairfax Media has added Android apps (initially in beta form) for the Android tablet platform, promising compatibility with the major Android 3.1 and 3.2 tablets – alongside free access for a limited time.
Only a few days removed from disclosing an expected $995 million Q2 net operating loss and plans to cut 4,500 jobs, BlackBerry (BBRY) may have uncovered an answer with a signed letter of intent from Fairfax Financial to buy the beleaguered mobile device maker for $4.7 billion, or $9 per share.