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A number of newspapers from the News Corporation stable in Australia appear to have fallen for a bogus petition that seeks support to change the name of fairy bread, with the sender of the petition having a name that resembles a couch.

Published in Entertainment

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

With the news media code now signed into law, it is time for all three entities involved in the drama that played out over the last few weeks — Google, Facebook and the Federal Government — to claim victory.

Published in Open Sauce

The next move in the battle over the news media code lies with the government, after Google essentially said on Friday that nothing in the law that was introduced in Parliament on 9 December was workable.

Published in Open Sauce

The Federal Government has blown a chance it had to implement a world-leading deal with digital giants Google and Facebook, backing down even before the bill for its so-called News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code was introduced into Parliament. The digital platforms will be breaking out the Dom Pérignon in Silicon Valley over the way they have clinically neutered Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

Published in Open Sauce

With news suggesting that it may soon be hit with an anti-trust suit by the US Department of Justice, Google has come out firing again at the start of another week against the media code of conduct proposed in Australia, this time calling it unfair.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 11:55

Why the ACCC is right and Google is wrong

The Australian media code of conduct calls for digital platforms to pay for the use of news content produced by media. Why is it so difficult for people to comprehend this?

Published in Open Sauce

Australian Broadcasting Corporation managing director David Anderson has reiterated the organisation's changed stance towards Google and Facebook, telling the National Press Club during an address that it would be pushing for payment from these digital entities in the event that they are persuaded to part with cash.

Published in Open Sauce

The ABC has markedly changed its stance towards Google and Facebook, now that the ACCC is pushing for the digital platforms to pay news organisations for using their content.

Published in Open Sauce

Much is being made of the fact that the government has told the ACCC to draft a mandatory code to make Google and Facebook (among others) pay for using content from Australian news publishers. But has anyone thought of how the US Government would react to this?

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has used its submission to the ACCC's inquiry into digital platforms to project itself as an organisation that can continue to function as it has in the past despite the level of digital disruption.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:49

Bluedot raises US$5.5m in Series A funding

Location service platform provider Bluedot Innovation has secured US$5.5 million in Series A funding, with tollway operator Transurban the major contributor with US$4 million.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

The executive chairman of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, says that if Facebook wants to recognise "trusted" publishers then it should pay them a carriage fee similar to that paid by cable firms.

Published in Strategy

The competition regulator, the ACCC, says a proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel won’t substantially lessen competition in the market and has now given it the final green light.

Published in Market

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd claims the Coalition Government changed its NBN policy to ensure "a sub-standard network" due to its "cosy relationship" with the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporation.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

In what appears to be a bid to mollify publishers in the wake of criticism of its search policies, Google will end its "first click free" policy for articles from sites that have subscriptions that show up in its search results.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

When Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler penned his record-breaking song Money for Nothing, he never visualised that such a situation would actually happen in real life. But it has, in Australia in 2017.

Published in Open Sauce

Consultant and outsourcer Capgemini has appointed Olaf Pietschner as executive vice-president and to the new role of chief operating officer for Australia and New Zealand.

Published in People Moves

A News Corporation company has plans to create a database of sites that are deemed unsuitable for online advertisers so that companies can avoid placing ads on such sites.

Published in Strategy
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