April is the coolest month at Current.com.au: our biggest stories

Compiled by Patrick Avenell

Nobel Prize winning poet and the doyen of transatlantic literature TS Eliot was wrong when he wrote that April is the cruellest month, with Current.com.au continuing to grow its readership with a slew of exclusives, features and interviews.

Here are Current.com.au’s five biggest stories for April 2012:

1. Dick Smith's $1 Sale: Retailer offers apology with gaming discounts

Following a bungled sale at the beginning of the month which saw disgruntled consumers walking away empty handed, Dick Smith has extended its “Game On” gaming sale. The retailer came under fire after details of a sale were allegedly leaked online.

2. Important ANZAC Day retail trading information

Our annual feature outlining how the ANZAC Day public holiday affects the several states and territories was once again extremely popular. I only managed to tip one win amongst the three football games, though my Essendon by 1 point prediction was frustratingly close to an exact result.

3. Samsung unveils new LED TV range, with a promise to consumers

After revealing its new product line-up at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier in the year, Samsung unveiled the new additions to its Smart TV line-up in Sydney, with an entry-level LED range joining its Slim LED range and marking the end of the company’s involvement in the LCD category.

4. Activists wage fake point-of-sale campaign on Harvey Norman

Harvey Norman is facing a PR crisis on its very own shop floors as environmental activists wage a guerrilla-style campaign on the retailer to protest the company's use of timber in furniture products.

5. Smeg's denim refrigerator: where appliances and clothing meet

Smeg has achieved the seemingly impossible, merging clothing and refrigeration into a single product. The new FAB28RDB is a fully functional 1950s style refrigerator with a denim coating – suffice to say this is a world first.

During April, Current.com.au’s Top 5 countries-by-visitors was:

1. Australia
2. United States
3. New Zealand
4. United Kingdom
5. India

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