Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has said he expects to see "some significant commercial deals" between Australian news publishers and digital platforms before the government votes on its news media code which is currently before Parliament.
Consultancy Capgemini has promoted Olaf Pietschner to a regional leadership role, among other senior appointments announced by the company.
Predictably, the Federal Government has kicked any decision on the digital platforms inquiry report down the road – to a point in time when it knows whatever it does will not irritate the US Government.
The passage of the Australian encryption law has made it harder for journalists to communicate with their sources without jeopardising their confidentiality, American cryptography fellow Dr Riana Pfefferkorn has claimed in a submission to an inquiry into the law.
National Narrowband Network Co, the Australian company building a national narrowband network in Australia for IoT, has appointed former Vocus chief financial officer Rick Correll to a newly created position as director, corporate development.
Pay TV operator Foxtel has announced a massive price restructure, adding new plans that are as low as $25 as well as a new 'box set' channel in a bid to woo customers who would otherwise use Netflix.
Netflix's Australian launch has experienced a big setback, with news "at least five" of the major studios have not given the company the rights to deliver content in Australia.
The government’s proposed media laws have a feeding frenzy among the commentariat, who love talking about themselves. But it is all looking academic.
Fairfax Media, the only serious news print competitor to News Limited, has all but thrown in the towel to the online juggernaut, announcing a massive restructuring. In addition to cutting nearly 2000 jobs - many of them journalists - the two flagship broadsheet publications SMH and The Age will be reduced to tabloids and have digital paywalls introduced.
The Australian arm of the One Laptop Per Child project has announced an acceleration of its rollout plans for remote areas.
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