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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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