Broadcast and streaming services company MediaHub Australia has promoted Scott Jolly to the role of chief operating officer.
Big technology companies have come in for criticism by Communications Minister Paul Fletcher for resisting attempts by the Australian Government to create regulations to keep them in line.
The Australian High Court has ruled that owners of Facebook pages are responsible for any comments posted by third parties in response to content that has been placed by the owner.
Global payments provider Square is set to buy Australia’s buy now pay later platform Afterpay in a deal which values the company at $39 billion.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has rejected a Freedom of Information request from a security researcher that sought information on its sharing of data through iview, a service that allows users to see programs that have already been broadcast or, in some cases, which are yet to go to air.
The ABC is unwilling to say whether it provides Google and Facebook access to the data of iview users, a considerable number of whom have created accounts to access the service prior to 1 July based on ABC warnings that logins would be compulsory in the new financial year.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has postponed by at least six months its move to introduce compulsory registration for its online iview service from 1 July onwards.
The ABC claims its move to make registration iview users compulsory after 1 July is meant to help users in the wake of a survey carried out in 2020, but is silent when asked why, if this is the case, registration is not made voluntary.
The taxpayer-funded ABC will demand that users register and provide personal details, which will also be shared with Google and Facebook, if they wish to use the iview service from 1 July.
Freeview Australia's enhanced HbbTV service provides more seamless integration between broadcast and on-demand BVOD services.
The federal Labor Party has offered subsidies on electric vehicles, cutting import taxes and fringe-benefit taxes on all non-luxury vehicles that cost below $77,500. The Victorian Labor Party, meanwhile, has announced an annual tax of about $300 on EVs.
News Corporation has announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with Facebook, to provide news to users of the social media site Down Under.
A shade over two weeks since Treasurer Josh Frydenberg crowed that Australia had put in place "world-leading legislation" to bring Facebook and Google into line, no big news organisation has signed a deal with Facebook to share news content.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has struck a global three-year deal with Google in return for what the publisher has described as "significant payments".
More Australian media deals with Google's News Showcase appear to be in the offing, aided by some government sweeteners, with a number of news publishers reported to be in discussions with the online advertising giant set to finalise agreements before the Australian Parliament passes the news media code into law.
Australia's ccTLD administrator auDA has appointed Sophie Mitchell as its chief communications officer.
Thirty-five thousand Australian premises are yet to be connected to the national broadband network, but Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has declared that the network is "built and fully operational".
Digital platforms Google and Facebook have managed to change a number of terms in the news media code, which has been given the name News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code, with the government giving ground on the interval for informing publishers of algorithm changes.
It seems that Australia's Communications Minister is as competent at handling women's affairs as he is at managing the construction of a national broadband network.
Australia has the best communications technology available for government and private entities to ensure that measures taken within the country are broadcast widely, especially if they could affect the security of its citizens overseas.
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