Some parents might baulk at spending $US420 on a bouncy chair that their kids will probably grow out of in half a year, but they're missing the big picture, right? As an infant, your child might not appreciate the chair's graceful curves and perfect use of clear lucite plastic. In fact, they'll probably just puke on it. But on a sub-conscious level, they're being exposed to the finer things in life. And one day, they may just furnish their homes with items that don't arrive in a flat-packed box.
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TPG currently stands as the second largest internet service provider (ISP) in Australia, and is a force to be reckoned with in the telecommunications industry. Its rapid growth is mainly attributed to strategic acquisitions it has made in recent years. One of those acquisitions was iiNet, an ISP that boasted high customer satisfaction and respect in the community. A year after TPG bought iiNet, the situation looks bleak for the ISP that was once the darling of the telco industry. Most recently, iiNet's Sydney office was shut down, most of its staff made redundant. We spoke to one former iiNet employee to get the insider story on the aftermath of the TPG acquisition. We also spoke with iiNet, to get its side of the story.
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