FryUp: Talking down business; Big Mac attack

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- Talking down business

Anyone want a cheap ISP? Once Cube Capital boss Simon Wallace stops bad-mouthing Radionet, the Wilson Neill-owned company will probably cost less than a slap-up meal at Cobb & Co.

Tech investor Cube Capital offered $1 million for the wireless ISP at the start of April but pulled out after having a “gutsful” of Wilson Neill management.

Radionet, an ISP which does web hosting and provides wireless internet services, was placed in receivership on April 4, following in the footsteps of its delinquent parent. The receiver put Radionet’s client base at about 600 and said costs were under control.

Radionet manager Wendy Stein said industry talk indicated that about 12 parties were interested in buying the company.

But then Wallace came out guns blazing. He reckons the numbers are closer to 250 customers and dropping.

“It’s been losing money month-on-month,” he told the New Zealand Herald. The story then went out on NZPA to be picked up around the country. Wallace says buying Radionet is now a low priority though he’s still interested if the price is lowered. If it is, he'll be able to take the credit.

Stench threatens Radionet – NZ Herald

Radionet losing value – Christchurch Press

Healthy Radionet lives – NZ Herald

Interest in sale of Radionet - Computerworld

- Big Mac attack

It’s a trap for young players but you’d think a company in the IT industry would know better.

First Apple distributor Renaissance made the mistake of e-mailing a near-1MB PDF attachment to anyone who could possibly be interested heralding an imminent Apple roadshow.

Grappling with the immensity of this thing was bad enough but matters got out of hand when recipients who complained inadvertently e-mailed back to the same list. This set off complaints about the complainers and created a loop. Yours truly and others throughout the country had about 28 of these messages plus the original attachment in our mail boxes by Monday morning. Given that most recipients were in the Apple Mac community, they tried to show a bit of restraint. Imagine if it had all been caused by a Microsoft distributor.

Renaissance apologises for email storm - Computerworld

Apple sorry for deluge of emails – NZ Herald

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