Samsung calls Australian tablet ban “grossly unjust”

Device maker Samsung says an Australian judge who banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that country does not know the basic facts of the case, and her reasoning  is “grossly unjust.” Lawyers for Samsung are appealing a temporary injunction that has frozen the company out of the market due to claims that Samsung  “slavishly copied” the iPad when creating its own tablet, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Why GE’s green road to Asia goes through Oz

GE announced a smart grid acquisition today, the purchase of Australia-based Opal Software. It’s a move that expands the company’s smart grid software portfolio but also gives GE a pathway into the lucrative Chinese market by having a presence in the Asia-Pacific region.