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It seems everyone wants a piece of the Australian Internet provider, iiNet.

Just more than a month after TPG Telecom announced its intention to purchase iiNet, the communications company, M2 Group, has thrown its hat in the ringAccording to a report in Fairfax Media, M2 has made a bid for 100% of the Perth-based company, in an all-share deal valued at more than A$1.6 billion.

M2, which owns the Dodo and iPrimus brands, has put a price on iiNet shares of A$11.37. TPG had offered to purchase iiNet shares for A$8.60 each, and A$1.4 billion cash total. Under the M2 deal, iiNet shareholders would receive 0.803 M2 shares plus a $0.75 special dividend for each iiNet share, and around 42% of the enlarged M2 Group. M2 also offered to allow two iiNet directors to join the M2 board. Read more…

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A Samsung Gear 2 running Android Wear

Don’t despair if you bought Samsung’s Gear 2 smartwatch, only to realize that you wanted the Android-powered Gear Live instead — there might be a solution in the works. XDA tinkerer biktor_gj has successfully loaded Android Wear on the Gear 2 after four months of work. It’s in a very rough state, as you might imagine. Only touch and rudimentary Bluetooth support are working right now. Android Wear doesn’t have an open source project the way that regular Android does, so any support for audio, the motion sensor and other features will likely be tricky to implement. Biktor is hopeful that he’ll get those working, however, and even this crude port is proof that your smartwatch isn’t necessarily limited to its original software.

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