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Jul 23, 2013

The best Australian dot.com investments ever made

Think the dot.com boom only happened in Silicon Valley? Think again -- some Aussies made a lot of money backing internet companies. We take a look at some of the success stories.

Adam Schwab — Business director and commentator

Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator

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The second book in as many weeks detailing the fall of the House of Fairfax, Pamela Williams’ Killing Fairfax, details the fascinating story of how Lachlan Murdoch first saved, and then grew RealEstate.com.au into a $3 billion giant.

While Murdoch is often criticised as being the benefit of nepotism with little acumen of his own (largely due to his role in the One.Tel debacle), his championing of RealEstate.com.au within News Limited could very well represent one of the greatest digital investments ever made in Australia (and close to one of the best investments full stop). Consider our list of the best Australian investments of the internet era …

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