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Thursday, 14 October 2021 15:51

MediaHub promotes Jolly to COO

Broadcast and streaming services company MediaHub Australia has promoted Scott Jolly to the role of chief operating officer.

Published in People Moves

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 03 August 2021 11:08

Square to buy Afterpay

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.

Published in Market

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.

Published in Strategy

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Strategy

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.

Published in Strategy

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.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 12 April 2021 17:36

Freeview begins rollout of new HbbTV service

Freeview Australia's enhanced HbbTV service provides more seamless integration between broadcast and on-demand BVOD services.

Published in Entertainment

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 29 January 2021 14:24

auDA adopts Mitchell as CCO

Australia's ccTLD administrator auDA has appointed Sophie Mitchell as its chief communications officer.

Published in People Moves

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".

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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